Amboseli National Park is one of the most popular parks in Kenya with breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania). The park is centered around Observation Hill, which offers great views of the plains below. The Maasai live around the park and other than their cattle, Amboseli is home to more than 50 species of mammal and over 400 species of bird.
By road from Nairobi (4 hours) or a daily scheduled flight from Nairobi's Wilson Airport. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.
Amboseli attracts visitors primarily because of its huge herds of elephant. But the park is also home to many predators like lion, cheetah and leopard. A natural swamp, fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro, is filled with large pods of very contented hippos, plenty of crocodiles.
Amboseli is where Cynthia Moss runs her highly regarded Elephant Research Project. Amboseli can be quite dusty and is usually dry. There are not many trees, but the vast open plains means that wildlife spotting is a cinch here, and very rewarding.
Even though the landscape is dry, the earth is a wonderfully rich red color and stunningly beautiful. Observation Hill situated close to the swamps in the park is a perfect picnic spot, offering visitors the chance to stretch their legs and soak in the view, while listening to contented hippos munch on the grass below.
In Amboseli you have the opportunity to stay in some amazing lodges for example Sentrim Safari Camp: