What to expect in Amboseli


Many safari goers ask whether Amboseli is worth visiting as part of their Kenya safari. Here are our expert thoughts on this small but exciting park in southern Kenya on the border of Tanzania.

What is Amboseli like?

Against a backdrop of looming Mount Kilimanjaro, you can see everything from lush primeval swamps to wide, dry plains here. ‘Amboseli’ is an English corruption of the Maa word Empusel, meaning ‘salty, dry place’ but underground streams flowing from the melting ice-cap on Kili keep certain areas of the park well supplied with water, which in turn attracts elephants and plenty of birds.

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