With Africa’s highest peak, the snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro in the background, Amboseli National Park is best known for getting up and close with African Elephants. The park is dotted with swamp land and savannah grasslands, which results is a great opportunity to track and spot wildlife. The habitat also includes sulphur springs and dry lake beds. The majority of the wildlife can be encountered around the permanent swamp areas, which form a natural marshy belt in the middle of the park. These marshes are a favourite of the elephants, which love to wallow in the mud, while the hippos can be seen around the edges.
The visual delight of photographing large herds of bush Elephants against the backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, is only possible here. Amboseli is another location in Kenya to observe and photograph the Big Five. Cheetahs and Spotted Hyenas complete the predator populations, while Impalas, Giraffes, Zebras and Gnus are the other big subjects to photograph.
Observation Hill is a well known spot within the park, from where one can view the entire park in its full glory. The weather is mild and dry and Amboseli hosts over 370 bird species.
The local Masai people can also be visited in their homes, giving you the chance of experiencing an indigenous culture and lifestyle.