Amboseli National Park

It’s known for its large elephant herds and views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania

AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK

Destination Overview

Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants - Amboseli National Park is 260km (160 miles) from Nairobi, on the border with the neighboring country of Tanzania. Its magnificent situation at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, combined with its excellent opportunities to view Kenya’s animals, make it one of the most-visited safari parks in Kenya. Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 African elephants in Amboseli, as well as huge herds of wildebeests and many other animals including giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas and antelope.

Where to find Amboseli

Basic Facts, Attractions

Amboseli National Park lies immediately North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania.

  • Altitude: 3,900-4,500 Ft
  • Area: 392 Sq. Kms.
  • Distance from Nairobi: 135 Kms.
  • Opened as a reserve in 1968 and gazetted as a National Park in 1974.
  • International bio-sphere reserve

Attractions

  • Unrivalled views of Mounts Kilimanjaro & Meru
  • Contemporary Maasai culture
  • Excellent elephant & bird viewing
  • Dry season herds of plains game
  • Year round springs and waterholes

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