Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is one of the oldest in Kenya. Much of it is a dry lake bed, and is very picturesque due to it’s unique location at the foot of Kilimanjaro, whose snow covered summit rises to 19,340 ft (5,896m). The park is composed of sandy areas and Acacia Tortilis woodland which changes color depending on the season. During the dry season it is not uncommon to see huge shimmering expanses of water which turn out to be mirages. Amboseli’s main attraction lies in its elephant population but it also plays host to many birds including Jacanas, Spoonbills, Cormorants, Pelicans, Storks, Goliath Herons due to the permanent marshlands fed by the glaciers of Kilimanjaro. Amongst the many mammals found in this park are elephant, zebra, Grants, Impala & Thomson’s gazelles, wildebeest, gerenuks, giraffe, hippos and lion, leopard and cheetah.