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Amboseli National Park
Area: 392 km2 (151 sq mi)
Established: 1974 as a national park (as a reserve in 1906)
Location: Kajiado County, Kenya
Nearest city: Nairobi
How to get there:
Here, the distance between Nairobi and Amboseli National Park is 160 km. The road distance is 215.8 km. total driving time is of 3 hours, 58 minutes flight distance is 99 miles flight time of 42 minutes.
What to do there: Viewing Wildlife, Visiting local Village life, Game viewing, Nature Photography.
Amboseli National Park, formerly known as Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is a national park in Kenya. The park is 39,206 ha (392.06 km2) in size at the core of an 8,000 km2 (3,100 sq mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The local people are mainly Maasai, but people from other parts of the country have settled there.
The most successful tourist-driven economy and intensive agriculture along the system of swamps which makes this low-rainfall area, average 350 mm (14 in), one of the best wildlife-viewing experiences in the world with 400 species of birds including water birds like pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hamerkop and 47 raptor species. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet Maasai and visit a Maasai village. This park also has views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest standing mountain in the world.
Amboseli NP was home to Echo, the most famous researched elephant in the world, and it is the subject of many books and documentaries as well, followed for almost four decades by American conservationist. Dr. Cynthia Moss. Echo died in 2009 when she was about 60 years old. The park was also a safe haven to an incredible bull elephant named Tim. This monster quickly became one of the major attractions with his size and iconic tusks which reached the ground and was estimated to be of around 50 years old at the time of his death from natural causes on February 5, 2020.
The park has several rules to protect the wildlife: Never leave the vehicle, except at designated spots; do not harass the animals in any way; always keep to the tracks; no off-road driving; and always give the animals the right of way. The roads in Amboseli have a loose surface of volcanic soil that is dusty in the dry season and impassable in the wet season.
Amboseli National Park consists of a great scenery is created by the backdrop of mountain Kilimanjaro, the park has consisted of many spots where animals and attractions in park can be marked and they include remark hill where you can spot many animals.
Amboseli park was officially declared a national park, it is stretching over an area of 392 Km2 in 1974 but that the park has a history of dating back to the times before the coming of the British colonial rulers to Kenya.