Amboseli National Park
Being one of the few parks you visit when you want to view large herds of elephants up close, Amboseli is home of the African elephant. It's located in the Southern part of Kenya and from here, you can view the spectacular Mount Kilimanjaro across the border in Tanzania.
If you are a lover of nature, you will love the Observation Hill in Amboseli which offers an overall view of the peak and the park's plains and swamps. It's here at Amboseli that nature really comes to life as you'll come across nature's finest habitats, including Cheaters, buffaloes, hippos and a variety of water fowls like Pelican and Egyptian Goose.
You can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture.
How To Get There
By Road: The main road into the park is from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi - Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi - Mombasa Road. Access from Mombasa is mainly through Tsavo West National Park via Kimana (Olkelunyiet) Gate.
By Air: Airstrips: The park has a single airstrip for light aircraft at Empusel gate. Other airstrips exist at Kilimanjaro Buffalo Lodge and Namanga town.