Wildlife and Bird watching in Amboseli National Park
Elephants at Amboseli overlooking Mt Killimanjaro Photo Courtesy Amoghavarsha
Amboseli is renowned for its elephant populations and large herds, including some impressively tusked bulls are drawn to a series of large, lush swamplands.
Amboseli offers excellent bird watching experience with 400+ species of birds sighted including water birds, pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hammerkops and 47 types of raptors.
The most impressive part of the park is the Mt Kilimanjaro which is seen from here. Africa's largest mountain lies just over the border in Tanzania, but the most impressive views of its snow-capped peak are to be found in Amboseli.
The park is home to more than just Elephants, and herds of wildebeest, zebra and impala graze on the open plains. Cheetah are also often sighted here.
Amboseli is typically visited by well heeled Wildlife travelers / Bird watchers and repeat visitors to Kenya.
Access: 230 kms from Kenya. 6 hours from Nairobi.
Recommended Stay: Typically guests stay here for Two nights. Those on a relaxed itinerary or looking to explore park and surrounding area in greater detail stay upto a week.