Lake Amboseli, from which the park takes it’s name, is dry lake, some 10 by 16 kms and is only flooded during the rare occasions where there are heavy rains. The lake lying at the roof of Africa’s highest mountain.

Clouds of soda dust which blow up from the perennially dry bed of the pleistocene, Lake Amboseli provide a stark contrast to the lush vegetation of the swamps which form the heart of the ecosystem. The swamps are fed by the melting snow of Kilimanjaro which percolate through porous volcanic soil, forming underground streams which rise close to the surface in the ancient lake basin.

The park is famous for its tranqual beauty and easly approachable wildlife. The park is populated by elephants and it is also one of the longest studied and the best for reserchers. Other common species found in the park are lions, bufallo, zebra, giraffe, gazelle, hippos live in the open water and over 400 different birds can be found in the park, include water fowls and 12 species of heron.

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