Grants Gazelle and Secretary Bird Olive Baboon

Amboseli National Park is close to Nairobi, in the shadow of might Mt Kilimanjaro, and consists of multiple wetlands and is rich with wildlife. Only 230 kilometers from Nairobi, the park is easily accessible and close to other attractions.

Amboseli National Park is a photographer’s paradise, providing outstanding vistas of elephant herds, lion prides and buffalo beneath the towering Mt Kilimanjaro. The park is home to over 900 elephants, which provide a great spectacle as they bathe and play in the swamps and wetlands fed by Kilimanjaro snow-melt. The majestic bull elephants of Amboseli possess some of largest tusks in Africa.

There is also abundant plains game such as zebra, impala, buffalo, wildebeest and giraffe. It is possible to spot the Big Five in Amboseli, and cats such as the Serval Cat and Caracal are fairly common. Bird viewing is outstanding throughout the National Park, and pelicans, bee-eaters, kingfishers, African fish eagles, Martial eagles and Pygmy falcons are regularly spotted.

Visitors can experience the traditional Masai culture through a range of eco-tourism schemes that benefit local communities and help to maintain the park.