Amboseli national Park lies on the backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro, Kajiado County, Kenya. Name “Amboseli” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust”, and it is one of the best places in Africa to view large herds of elephants up close. The park covers an area of 192 square Kilometers and forms 8000 square Kilometers ecosystem spreading across Kenya-Tanzania Border.
The National Park consists of five main wildlife habitats; open plains, acacia woodland, rocky thorn bush country, swamps and marshland which covers part of Lake Basin. Within this basin is a temporary lake, Lake Amboseli, that floods during years of heavy rainfall. The park has concentration of wild game mostly known for large herds of big tusked elephants and over 80 different mammals. Amboseli Has recorded over 450 birdlife species
Other Mani attractions for nature lovers at Amboseli National park include; Mount Kilimanjaro, observation hill which allows visitors to have a whole view of the park, buffaloes, hippos and swampy below the observation hill.