Amboseli is located North West of Mt. Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania. Amboseli was established as a reserve in 1968 and gazette as a National Park in 1974. The Park covers 392 km2, and forms part of the much larger 3,000 Km2 Amboseli ecosystem. Large concentrations of wildlife are spotted here in the dry season, making Amboseli a popular tourist destination. 6 communally owned group ranches surround it.
The National Park boaders 5 main wildlife habitats (open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland) and covers part of a Pleistocene lake basin, now dry. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, those floods during years of heavy rainfall. Amboseli is famous for its big game and its great scenic beauty – MT Kilimanjaro dominates the landscape.
On the border with Tanzania, Kajiado District, South Kenya; Covers
- Mt. Kilimanjaro
- Mt. Meru
- Observation Hill which allows an overall view of the whole park especially the swamps and elephants,
- Contemporary Maasai culture and indigenous lifestyle