Amboseli National Parks is one of Kenya’s most popular parks and it was named from the Maasai word “Amboseli” meaning “Salty dust”. this is one of the best national parks in Africa to watch large herds of elephants up close. Exploring with Nature Adventure Africa Safaris Limited by Nature lovers can also enjoy the five different habitats found within the park ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands having sulphur springs and the savannah plus the woodlands.
The park temperatures within the park ranges from 20-30c and it receives a rain fall range of about 200mm-700mm with a two rainfall seasons from march-April and November and December. The park is on a 390km² and it can be accessed via the main road from Nairobi via Namanga (240 km) on the Nairobi – Arusha Road, through Meshanani Gate. The other road is from Nairobi via Emali (228 km) on the Nairobi – Mombasa Road.
Game viewing, this is among the most practiced activity done from this park since it is well parked with all the big five, herds of elephant giving a nice photographic point to the photographers and other animals such as the black rhinos, lions, leopards, buffaloes all offers a memorable experience to the visitors to the park.
Visitors can also visit the local Maasai community who live around the park and experience their authentic culture. Interact with the hospitable Maasai people who will take you through their usual way of live, teaching you how to construct their huts, how to prepare their cuisine, traditional folk songs and dances performance plus the hand crafts made by them. Attentive visitors may also leave the community with some Maasai words including regarding how to greet in their local languages.
Swamp visiting, bellow the hills, one can have a look at the spanning bird species that occupies the wetland including the African Jacana, Grey crowned crane, Goliath heron, Lesser flamingo, yellow necked spur flow, Madagascar Pond Heron, Lesser kestrel plus herds of hippos and crocodiles that are a true residents of the place