Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is located in the Kenya’s Rift Valley, close to the Tanzanian border northwest of Kilimanjaro. Although it is small in size, Amboseli is one of Kenya’s most popular parks. Set against the spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro and with its variety and abundance of wildlife, the park is a magnet for safari visitors.
The park’s open landscape is home to large herds of elephants which are easy to see and photograph, due to the flat and open terrain. Other wildlife to be found in the park include hyenas, jackals; lions, leopards and cheetahs. Birdlife in abundance flourishes particularly in the marshes and swamps.
Lake Amboseli, after which the park is named, is usually a dull looking crusted stretch of dry dusty bed of volcanic soil. Even during the wettest years it’s depth rarely exceeds 50cms and would not merit a mention were it not for the spectacular mirage of a shimmering ghost lake it creates making the horizon appear fluid.