|Accommodation in Amboseli|
|3 Days Amboseli Safari|
Guide to an Amboseli Safari
Amboseli is truly a beautiful park. Regarded as Kenya's most photogenic park graced by the views of Africa's highest montain, the source of most streams that replenish the park, Amboseli is well endowed with over 900 mammoth African elephants.
The national park is caracterised by a gradient of vegetation :5 different habitats (open plains, yellow-barked acacia forests, thorn-bushlands, swamps and marshlands).from bare and dry main lake in the north-western part to Acacia woodland (Acacia xanthophloea and Acacia tortillis) in the south-eastern part.
Underground water from the Kilimanjaro upwells big swamps and marshes, rich in cyprus and cyprus papyrus, which provide water and forage for wildlife during dry seasons. The main vegetation of the plain is elephant grass, high tuff of whitish-yellow grass sometimes as high as elephants.
Trees are absent in the plain as they suffer from the growing salinity of the soil and dry-up. Once dried, most of them are destroyed by elephants. Some preserved tree-areas have been fenced to protect the few woodlands remaining. Trees are mainly palmtrees and acacia trees. The greenest part of the park in the southern and south-western section (near the Iimbireshari hill) as the area is hilly and the vegetation is composed of scattered green bushes and dry grasses.
Amboseli Attractions :
o Splendid views of the mount Kilimanjaro & mount Meru.
o Visit the Maasa people and their Cultural conservation (projects, Kiminani).
o Large herds of elephants, black rhinoceros and birds viewing (up to 428 bird species).
o Springs, swamps and wells soaked all the year round.
o Visit Observation Hill, which overlooks the park, swamps and, of course, the herds of free-roaming elephants.