Amboseli National Park, formerly Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, is in Kajiado District, Rift Valley Province in Kenya. It is located 240 km southeast of Nairobi and is the second most popular national park in Kenya.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants. Other animals living in the park include cape buffalo, impala, lion, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, zebra, and wildebeest among other African animals. There is also a host of Kenyan birds, both large and small. Other attractions of the park include opportunities to meet Maasai and visit a Maasai village. The park also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
Things to see and do
* Wildlife viewing
* Wildlife safaris
* Visit a Maasai Village
* View of Mt Kilimanjaro
Cruise Season – Oct - May
Currency – Kenyan Shilling (KES)
Language – Swahili, English
Land Area – 392km²
Electricity – 2 round pins European style
Time – GMT plus three hours
International Country Telephone Code – +254
Travel Links – There is a small airport in Amboseli, the Amboseli Airport
Amboseli can also be accessed by road from Nairobi.