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The great Amboseli plain, with its parched alkaline salt pans, strange mirages and oasis of marshes and lakes, is renowned for its spectacular backdrop of Africa’s highest mountain Mt Kilimanjaro, which rises dramatically from the plains.

There are over 1,000 elephant in the park’s eco- system, and they are some of the biggest elephant in Africa. The park is also home to herds of plains game, particularly zebra and wildebeest and where there’s game their predators are not far behind. Amboseli is also home to more than 300 species of bird, as well as the Maasai, who have lived in harmony with nature here for thousands of years.

Did you know?

  • Bush breakfasts, picnics and sundowners are always a highlight of any safari but having the mighty Kilimanjaro as the backdrop is something extra special.
  • The name Amboseli is derived from the Maasai language which means “salty dusty place’’.
  • The park is made up of five different habitants that hosts a wide range of bird species and animal species.
  • Amboseli Lake is seasonal and dries up during the dry season.
  • Tree climbing lions are often seen here.
  • Climb observation hill for a 360 degree view of the park, it was originally called poachers hill for that very reason!
  • The Amboseli Trust for Elephants has been studying the elephants in the area since 1972.
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Area highlights

Views of Kilimanjaro
Big herds of Elephants    
Africa’s last great Tuskers 
Private concessions around the park

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