Amboseli National Park is located in Kajiado county, southeast of Nairobi in Kenya. This park which is about 32906 hectares in size falls between Kenya and Tanzania border.
It was established in the year 1906 as the first southern reserve for Masai, then it became a game reserve after it came under local control in 1948 and finally it got converted to a National Park in 1974 to protect animals and the ecosystem generally. It is currently being controlled by Kenya wildlife services, Olkejuado county council and the Masai tribe.
The national park which got its name Amboseli from the Masai locals meaning salty, dusty place because the road leading to the park has volcano soil which makes it super dusty during the dry season and difficult to pass during the wet season. The park was estimated to be able to accommodate about 120,000 people in 2006 and it is the second most-popular national park in Kenya.
Amboseli National Park is one of the places to catch a glimpse of animals in their natural habitat and get up front with different wildlife species like the Cape Buffaloes, African Bush Elephant, East African Lions, Cheetahs, Spotted Hyena, different birds, Masai Giraffes and Zebras etc.
Amboseli park is made up of about five different habitats like the woodland, the savannah, the dried up bed of the lake, wellands with sulphur springs and vegetation. It was also home of the world most researched animal Echo who died at the age of 60 and also different species of elephants some of which are extinct in other parts of the world. The park has an awesome view of Mount Kilimanjaro which is the highest mountain in the Africa. Visiting the park provides a wonderful opportunity to meet Masai people and experience their culture.
There is a small airport nearby which makes the park accessible to the tourist and the park fee is usually each person per day which cost for an adult non-resident 70$ and for children and student 55$ and for citizens for adult costs 1200KSH and for student and children 600KSH.
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