Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is located in Loitoktok District, Rift Valley Province of Kenya.
While the WORLD is having trouble trying to get to grips with COVID-19 and at the same time travel has almost come to a stand still. Take this time to think about the things you would like to do once this has passed.
Safaris remain high on many peoples list of things to do. SO, look up places you would to go to, make an enquiry and enquire now for next year. Who knows, but you might be able to get some good deals now and travel when it is safe again.
Just something to think about.
If you have booked a safari to Africa, please do not cancel it, but postpone it to a later date. Most operators and properties I am sure will happy to do this for you.
As I write this I am in a camp in Shompole in Kenya, thinking what a great place this is to be right now!
The park is 39,206 hectares (392 km2; 151 sq. mi) in size at the core of an 8,000 square kilometres (3,100 sq. mi) ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border.
The park is famous for being the best place in Africa to get close to free-ranging elephants among other wildlife species. Other attraction of the park includes opportunities to meet the Maasai people and also offers spectacular views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest free-standing mountain in the world.
In Amboseli’s case it is big skies and far horizons combined with swampy springs and dry and dusty earth trampled by hundreds of animals.
Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park.
However, the climatic pendulum can swing from drought to flood, and in the early 1990’s ceaseless rain changed Amboseli into a swamp. A few years later the rains failed and the grass-covered plains turned to dust.