Amboseli means “Salty dust” in Maa language. Resting at the foot of Africa’s highest Mountain “Kilimanjaro”, which lies in a dried up lake bed Amboseli gives its visitors best background for their Photos. The Swamps and Springs are fed by underground rivers from melting snows of Mt Kilimanjaro which give permanent water to wildlife. The diversity of Amboseli ecosystem has created the perfect environment for large game .This makes it famous of its large herd of Elephants and their large tasks.
Amboseli has always been a favorite spot for wildlife.The local Masai tribes people have lived in the region, generally in harmony with the wildlife. Amboseli national park is one of the best places in Africa to watch elephants.
Other attractions of Amboseli are plentiful game; Leopards, lion, Cheetah, Jackal and Serval cat. For bird watchers there is so much see; Bee eaters, Bustards, sandgrouses, Fish eagles, Falcon, Martial eagles and Kingfishers.
Amboseli national park is an important range land in Maasai culture an indigenous community protecting fragile eco-system.
The park was gazetted in 1974 and covers only 392 sq km. It lies around 240 kilometers south east of Nairobi close to the Tanzania border. Amboseli is usually the last stop over for clients in Kenya crossing over to Tanzania.