Amboseli National Park – Self Drive in Kenya
Amboseli National Park is being formerly the Maasai Amboseli game reserve. This national park is 392.06km2in size at the core of 800km2,3100square miles ecosystem that spreads parts of Kenya and Tanzania border. Here, the local people around are the Maasai that have been here for centuries, though of recent, there are many people who have come and settled within this land with because of its successful tourism and agriculture. The National park is also famous for wild life and bird species of over 400 species, Maasai culture since it’s in their land and their villages exploring the culture, from the national park, it gives a clear view of the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the whole world (Mountain Kilimanjaro
The world life here includes, African bush elephants, cape buffalo, impala, lions, cheetah, spotted, hyenas, Maasai giraffe, grants zebras, blue beasts and others
ACTIVITIES AT AMBOSELI NATIONAL PARK
Because Amboseli is a home for many wildlife, game drive would be the best activity for the game lovers. The high population of elephants which are inhabited of open plains, acacia woodland rocky thorn bush, marsh.
Game drive viewing is done mostly early morning because that’s when the wildlife is active starting from early morning around 6:30am-11:30am and the evening drive starts from 2:00pm until 6:30 evening in case you want to see animals in higher concentration. Animals also tend to concentrate on river banks looking for water. The common animals seen here include, hyenas, and these are seen in early morning, bush baby and the serval cats can be seen during the night drive and walks. Big game can also be spotted like lions, elephants, waterbucks, buffalos, lions, zebras, giraffes, hippos, fringe eared many others. So, game viewers should use the opportunity and at Amboseli National Park you will never regret.
Amboseli national park is endorsed with a number of bird species over 400 and many of these can be spotted in the swamp, acacia woodland, grassland, and many birds like the greater flamingo, lesser, long toed lap claw, rufous chatterer, spike heeled heron, tavete, golden weaver, Dickason’s kestrel, common redshank, African swamp hen, pangani long claw, and many of them exist here and more. Like any National Park, the best time for this activity is from May to June, October to December, though the activity is carried out throughout the year bin the different places along the park. Visitors are advised to carry their own cameras and binoculars in case they wat to have a clear view
Guided natural walks
The stunning vegetation around the par, mammal species, swamps and vegetation can be spotted clearly while having a walk around the park. The activity is done around the park, on observation hills since they can give a clearly view. This activity helps the visitors who have their safari to Amboseli adventure hidden treasures since its done on foot and it doesn’t need to hurry involving clear and closer viewing of the wild animals such as herds of elephants, zebras, giraffes, impalas, viewing of birds, having a clear view of the tallest mountain in Africa (Kilimanjaro) and its snowcapped that could leave you liking what you will see.
Hot air balloon safari.
The activity is done in early morning as a visitor is lifted in the sky while viewing dawn the Amboseli National Park and its inhabitants. It gives a good visual and clear aerial view of everything taking place down the park, experiencing the freshness of the air around the park. Animals like elephants, leopards, rhinos and other big game are seen down the park. This activity could lead you explore many things since it brings the visitor on higher level in the sky and seeing the mountain Kilimanjaro and many other game.
The Maasai has the best culture within the region. These are the local people who used and still live in this area and they can be reached during evening for any question since they know more about the Park and their own unique culture. The thrilling traditional dances as they jump high, way of dressing after joining them in case you are interested, you will have a story to tell trust me