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Famous for being Africa’s best spot to watch the large herds of elephants with big tusks, Amboseli National Park is visited by numerous travelers annually for enjoying the glamorous view of Mount Kilimanjaro.

Located in Loitoktok District, this National Park lies on north-west of Mount Kilimanjaro. Covering 392 square kilometers, this National Park forms part of the much larger 3000 square kilometers Amboseli ecosystem. The meaning of “Amboseli” means “salty dust” in Massai word.

With five major wildlife habitats, Amboseli National Park is the best place to view large herds of elephants closely. The habitats are open savannah grasslands, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bushes, swamps, and marshland which is dried up Lake Amboseli.

One of the major attractions of Kenya Destinations is enjoying the view of Mount Kilimanjaro decorated with snow on its top. From the observation hills, you can see the overall most spectacular view of the whole park especially the elephants in the swamps.

You can easily spot African Big Five elephants, rhinos, lions, leopards, and buffalos from the observation hill. Amboseli National Park has more than 80 mammal species which can starts from tiny elephant shrews to huge elephants.

In your Kenya Safari Tours, you will witness over 400 species of birds including water birds like pelicans, kingfishers, crakes, hamerkop, and 47 raptor species bird. A variety of waterfowls you can see are pelican, Egyptian goose, etc.

This National Park also offers cultural tours to give opportunities to learn about Maasai culture and their indigenous lifestyle. So don’t wait long and start planning your trip to this beautiful destination with Tanzania Safari Kenya.

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