Friday, August 8, 2008


180 kms due south of Nairobi, this 3,200 sq kms park is everyone's picture of Kenya - a lion, elephant or cheetah against a backdrop of Africa's highest mountain, the snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro (5,895 metres).

Either at sunrise or sundown Amboseli resembles a pantomine set, with mammals downstage, luminous in strong pink or amber gels, with the mountain looming above, creating the finest photogenic backdrop to a game park anywhere in the world.

The snow capped peak of Mount Kilimanjaro rising above a saucer of clouds dominates every aspect of Amboseli. The snows of Kilimanjaro, white and crystalline, form a majestic backdrop to one of Kenya's most spectacular displays of wildlife - lion, elephant, leopard, rhino, cheetah, buffalo and hosts of plains' game, creating Kenya's most sought after photographer's paradise.
Amboseli National Park is 260 kilometers from Nairobi - a 4 hour drive or 30 minute flight. From Mombasa it is a drive of 400 kilometers or a 60 minute flight.

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