Amboseli National Park lies on the border between Kenya and Tanzania. It is almost 400 square kilometers in size and offers a magnificient view of the beautifully snowcapped Mount Kilimanjaro. This allows for some iconic pictures portraying African animals in front of the Africa’s highest lone-standing mountain.
Kioko Lake is a lake in the middle of the park that often completely dries up during the dry season. The ashy earth that remains is called amboseli by the Maasai people. This is where the park’s name came from. During your time to Amboseli, you can also discover Maasai culture by visiting one of their villages.
Due to its location at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro and the underground waterways derived from it, there are lots of wetlands in Amboseli. The park is home to many animals but Amboseli is mostly famous for its large groups of free-roaming elephants and the fact that it’s easy to get close to them.
Up until 2020 the park was a safe haven to an incredible bull elephant named Tim. This mighty leviathan quickly became one of Amboseli’s major attractions because of his size and iconic tusks that reached the ground. He was around 50 years old at the time of his death in February 2020.