Amboseli National Park, located in southern Kenya, is renowned for its stunning views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s highest peak. Covering an area of 392 square kilometers, the park is famous for its large herds of elephants, often seen against the backdrop of the snow-capped mountain. The park’s diverse habitats include wetlands, savannah, and woodlands, supporting a wide variety of wildlife such as lions, cheetahs, giraffes, zebras, and numerous bird species.

The park’s name, “Amboseli,” comes from a Maasai word meaning “salty dust,” which reflects the arid conditions that prevail in the area. Despite the dry environment, the park’s swamps, fed by underground rivers originating from Kilimanjaro’s glaciers, provide vital water sources for the wildlife. Visitors to Amboseli can enjoy activities like game drives, cultural visits to Maasai villages, and bird watching. The park’s accessibility and the iconic imagery of elephants against Mount Kilimanjaro make it one of Kenya’s most popular safari destinations.