Reasons to visit Amboseli national park
Reasons to visit Amboseli national park: Amboseli national park is a top tourist destination situated in kajiado country of Kenya, Amboseli national park also referred to land of giants is situated near the boundary of Kenya and Tanzania and covers an area of 392 square kilometers.
Amboseli National Park is derives its name from Lake Amboseli a seasonal lake in the park which dries during dry season and floods in wet season, Amboseli national park is a great destination you should not miss while visiting the magical Kenya and the following are some of the reasons to why you should vsist the park.
A home to large herds of elephants
Amboseli national park is famous for being a habitant to a huge population of elephants in Kenya, large herds of elephants have become the trademark animals of the park which differentiate it from other parks in Kenya. Amboseli national park is a home to over 1000 elephant individuals making the park a perfect spot for watching elephants in huge numbers, elephants in Amboseli are noticed to have the largest tusks when compared to other elephants in Kenya and they are recognized to amount to 58 families in the park. Each elephant family consists of about 300 independent adult males and each individual is named, numbered and coded and they can easily be identified individually. Amboseli national park is dominated by short savannah grassland vegetation which makes it easy for a tourists to spot elephants in large in numbers free grazing in the park.
Hosts tree climbing lions
Amboseli national park is one of the few national parks in Kenya and east Africa where you get to spot tree climbing lions, the fact lions are capable of climbing of trees is less known to most of the people especially tourists but upon your visit to Amboseli national park this fascinating fact will be unveiled to you. Amboseli national park is partly dominated by a gallery of shrubs and forest trees where the lions are spotted resting on the tree branches which is a real thrilling moment to watch, lions in Amboseli national park are estimated to be more than 100 individuals and if you are in the park purposely to spot these animals early morning and evening are the best time to spot these animals. At some occasion you can also spot these animals freely wandering in the savannah plains of Amboseli national park.
A home to a variety of other animals
Apart from lions and elephants, Amboseli national park is a home to a variety of other animals which successfully thrive in the savannah plains of the park, the park hosts over 50 mammal species which are easily spotted while on your safari in Amboseli national park. Animals in the park include herds of zebras, wildebeests, buffalos, giraffes, gerenuks, grant’s gazelles, Thomason’s gazelles, wild dogs, crocodile, mongoose and primates such as yellow and olive baboons, black-face vervet monkeys. These animals are easily spotted in the savannah grassland plains and at around watering holes.
A birding paradise
Amboseli national park is a home to a high concentration of birds thus making it a birding haven for bird enthusiastic tourists, Amboseli national park is a home to over 400 bird species and these birds include African Sacred Ibises, amaurornis flavirostra chick, Amboseli ostrich , ardea melanocephala, balearica regulorum, bradornis microrhynchus , buphagus africanus1 , eastern chanting goshawk , female struthio camelus massaicus , glareola pratincola , great white pelican , grey crowned cranes, haliaeetus vocifer , kajiado, Kori bustard, male struthio camelus massaicus, melierax poliopterus, numida meleagris, passer gongonensis, platalea alba, ploceus nigricollis melanoxanthus polihierax semitorquatus, pseudonigrita arnaudi , Scopus umbretta, struthio camelus massaicus, struthio camelus massaicus, struthio camelus massaicus, superb starling, Vanellus armatus, Vanellus coronatus, Vanellus crassirostris, Vidua macroura, yellow-billed stork and many more. These birds are easily sighted at the dried bed of Lake Amboseli, watering holes and the savannah grasslands of the park.
Scenic views of mountain Kilimanjaro
Amboseli national park is crowned by a backdrop of mountain Kilimanjaro which creates stunning scenic sight in the park, upon your visit in the park you are welcomed by perfect view of the snowcapped peaks of mountain Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro Mountain is magnificent dormant volcano made of 3 volcanic cones that is Kibo, Mawenzi and Shira, mountain Kilimanjaro is ranked as the highest mountain in Africa standing at the altitude of 5,895 meters above the sea level. In Amboseli national park you get perfect views of the mountain as it creates a stunning backdrop which is great for photography.
Excellent game drive
Amboseli national park is ranked as one of the top national parks in Kenya offering incredible game drives in Kenya, the park is a habitant to many animals such as zebras, wildebeests, buffalos, giraffes, gerenuks, grant’s gazelles, Thomason’s gazelles, wild dogs, crocodile, mongoose and big herds of elephants. Amboseli national park is also crowned by the backdrop of mountain Kilimanjaro and dominated by short savannah grassland which makes viewing of animals easy, the park has many well maintained trails which facilitate game drives in the park. The most famous trail in the park is the great elephant’s trail from which you can view herds of elephants.
Easy to add on your itinerary to other national parks
If you are on a safari to more than one tourist destination in east, Amboseli national park is easy to add on your itinerary as you can easily connect from it to other destinations. Amboseli national park can easily be combined by Tsavo west national park, from Amboseli national park to Tsavo west national park it is a distance of 127 kilometers in between. From Amboseli national park it is easy to visit other destinations in Tanzania most especially those in the northern safari circuit such as Serengeti national park, Tarangire national park and ngorongoro crater.
Amboseli national park is easily accessed by both road and airt6ransport, the park is situated 216 kilometers from Nairobi the starting point of most safaris in Kenya. By road from Nairobi it is very much possible to use both public and private means of transport, by air there is domestic flights offered from jomo Kenyatta international airport to Amboseli airport.
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