With the 6,000 m high Mount Kilimanjaro as its superb backdrop, Kenya’s Amboseli National Park attracts visitors from all over the world.
The 392 square kilometre park consists mainly of an extensive plain that was formerly Lake Amboseli. Today, it is well known for its rich variety of animals, particularly elephants.
The unmistakable acacias of the grass plains majestically dominate the scenery while, in contrast, the dehydrated remains of other trees appear as haunted and mysterious.
The Amboseli Serena Lodge is located within a rainforest-type lush garden and is one of the most luxurious hotels in Kenya. It meets the highest demands of the most sophisticated Safari traveler.
Over 800 African elephants live within the park along with zebras, gnus along with several varieties of antelope, hyenas, giraffe and more than 40 different birds of prey.
Today, over 200,000 Massai live in Kenya and many age-old traditions still play an important role in their everyday lives. Their percussive singing style and traditional dances are a very entertaining experience and by way of their rhythmic rituals, they establish a tribal hierarchy.
The only problem with the Amboseli National Park is deciding what is the more fascinating, the beauty of its wildlife or the splendor of the park itself!