Amboseli National Park, once known as the Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve is located in Southwestern Kenya in Kajiado County, a few kilometers from the border with Tanzania. Amboseli is one of the most extraordinary national parks that Africa has to offer. Because of the sparse vegetation particularly in the long and dry months, the wildlife-viewing opportunities here are some of the best in the world.
The park is home to Cape buffaloes, Impala, Lions, Cheetahs, Spotted Hyenas, Maasai Giraffes, Zebras and Wildebeest, in addition to over 400 species of birds. The dramatic backdrop of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain and the highest freestanding mountain in the world, soaring into the clouds, only compliments Amboseli’s charm. For a cultural encounter like no other, visitors to Amboseli can also meet the Maasai, the world-famous cattle herders who live on the park’s borders. In 1991, Amboseli National Park was named a UNESCO Man and Biosphere Reserve.