Amboseli National Park attractions

Amboseli National Park attractions

Amboseli National Park attractions

Amboseli National Park attractions are the features that attract travelers to visit the park for their safari experiences to encounter wildlife. Amboseli national park is one of the great and classic protected areas not only in Kenya but entire East Africa. Its branded as “home of African Elephants”, this was due to the large herds of Elephants that are seen roaming and spraying themselves with the red dusty soils. The park is also located in the back drop of the African highest mountain that is Mount Kilimanjaro. Amboseli national park is one of the best wildlife homes. Its gifted by nature with a wide range of attractions. Amboseli national park attractions range from the large herds of Elephants to the smallest Elephant Shrew.

Amboseli national park attractions gives you lively action packed that guests enjoy during their Kenya safaris to Amboseli national park. Its out of these exciting and scenic views of the Amboseli national park attractions that gives travellers unforgettable wildlife experience.

Below are some of the Amboseli national park attractions

Observation Hill

The observation hill is one of the key Amboseli national park attractions. The hills are pyramid shaped is located in the middle of the park. This is one of the destinations at the park which gives you 360 degrees view of the open plains. Travellers are also allowed to do nature walks along the observation hill as they hike to the top of the hill. You will enjoy the aerial scenic views of the lake as well as the open savannahs in the park. Hikking to the observation hill does not need any special hiking skills but only some level of fitness. The hike takes few hours to reach to the peak depending on the fitness level of the travel. There are many animals that leave around the hills as they come to graze around the hills.

Lake Amboseli

Amboseli national park has one lake found at the heart of the park. Its from the name of the lake that the park was also named. The name Amboseli means dusty soils, the lake is a source of water to the wildlife at the park. It’s a destination where boat cruise is done especially during the rainy season. The Elephants like playing and spraying themselves with water at this area. Its also great habitant of some of the aquatic animals like hippos, crocodiles, different species of fish and many more. Some large animals like Elephants, Buffaloes come on the lake banks to cool themselves as they spend more time staying in water especially during the dry season. During the dry season game drives are excellent along the lake banks as all the animals come around the lake for fresh water and grass.

Sinet Delta

The Sinet Delta is one of the key Amboseli national park attractions. It’s a birders paradise in Amboseli national park. This is a section of the park where birding is done in its highest point, it displays a wide range of bird species. The Delta is located in the Northern part of Amboseli national park. The Sinet Delta is dominated by the thicket vegetation that habits more bird species. The other vegetation around the Delta is swamp vegetation that is mixed up with open savannah grassland. There are also good number of Giraffes and other animals at the delta that guests can enjoy viewing. The sinet Delta is one of the key areas at the park which cannot be missed while doing asafari in Amboseli. 


Amboseli national park is one of the birding paradise especially along the Sinet Delata where most of the birding is done at the park. Amboseli national park is a home of over 500 bird species which ranges from aquatic birds, forest birds and open savannah birds. The park also receives migratory birds during the rainy season from March to May and in November.  Birding is also much doing during this rainy season since they are the months when the birds are breeding. The following are the sample of the birds that are viewed in Amboseli national park: Weaver bird, Secretary bird, Sacred Ibis, Hammer kop, African Jacaranda, Flamingo, Grey Crown Crane, Lapwing, Dickson’s Kestrel, African Swamphen, Pangani Longclaw, Herons, Ostriches, Hornbill and many more.

Amboseli National Park attractions
Amboseli National Park attractions

Mt Kilimanjaro

Mt Kilimanjaro is the highest peak in Africa as well as free Standing Mountain in the world. The mountain is clearly viewed at Amboseli however much its not found in Kenya soils. The peak remains one of the key Amboseli national park attractions.  The traveller enjoy the early morning or late sunset views of the Kilimanjaro mountains while in Amboseli. During the game drives you can go very close to the mountain as more wildlife is found along this area.  


Its every ones dream in African safari is game viewing. Mammals remain the key Amboseli national park attractions. The park hosts over 80 mammal species from the largest African Elephants to the smallest Elephant shrew. The park hosts the four members of the African big five families missing the Rhinos only. The other big game at the park include Elephants, Lions, Leopards, hyenas, buffaloes, giraffes, cheetahs, wildebeests, topis, eland, dik-dik, oribi and many more. The mammals are found in large numbers hence making the game drives at the park more rewarding and excellently rewarding.

Amboseli national park attractions has accelerated great lifetime experience at Amboseli. The attractions has given the park more credit that has attracted more travellers to the park.

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