Beneath Mt. Kilimanjaro (19,342 ft.), Africa’s highest mountain, is the most visited of Kenya’s National Parks, Amboseli. About a four hour drive from Nairobi or Mombasa on the Coast, it is in the heart of Masailand where the tribesmen still graze their cattle alongside the wildlife. The land is characterized by scrub and fragile saline grasses. The melting snows of Mt. Kilimanjaro feed rivers and springs that supply water to the park swamps. This lifeline for the mammals attracts large numbers of Elephant, Cape Buffalo, Masai Giraffe and herds of Zebra, Antelope and Gazelle. Lion, Hyena, Leopard and Cheetah are also found here. The bird life is phenomenal with over 400 indigenous and migratory species.
Across from Africa’s highest peak – Mt. Kilimanjaro at 19,340 ft. Large herds of elephants, big cats, giraffe and an abundance of plains animals. Prolific bird-life features 600 species.