Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is a fairly small national park at just under 400 square kilometres south of Nairobi, on the border with Tanzania. One of the most popular safari parks in Kenya, Amboseli provides excellent wildlife viewing throughout the year, stunning landscapes and a good selection of lodges and camps. However, what really sets it apart from other national parks is the spectacular backdrop of Mount Kilimanjaro – the highest mountain in Africa. Most of the cat species, including leopard, lion, cheetah and caracal, are present in the park and the open plains provide good chances of sightings. Amboseli is also famous for its large herds of buffalo and especially elephants. Bull elephants here have some of the largest tusks ever recorded and have been the subject of groundbreaking work by renowned naturalist Cynthia Moss over the past twenty years.