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Amboseli National Park

Images of Amboseli

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Amboseli National Park is one of Kenya's most popular parks. The open landscape and dry climate makes it easy to spot the incredible wildlife that abounds. The national park is picturesquely located in the shadows of the great Mount Kilimanjaro, on the border with Tanzania.

My images of Amboseli don't really do the park and its wildlife justice, but I hope it gives you an idea of what to expect if you are planning a visit. It's a truly wonderful safari destination, both for its abundance of bird and other wildlife, as well as the cultural interaction with local Maasai. I visited during the short rains in December which meant there were hardly any other safari vehicles in sight.

I stayed at Porini Amboseli Camp, a wonderful tented camp located in the Selenkay Conservancy, a few miles from Amboseli National Park. The Porini Camp was established over a decade ago, on land leased from the local Maasai, several of whom now work at the camp as guides, cooks and watchmen. The Conservancy itself was filled with wildlife, including leopard, elephant, lion and gerenuk. A visit to an authentic Maasai village was certainly one of the many highlights of my stay.

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Views of a shy Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National ParkA Shy Kilimanjaro Takes a PeekOn safari with Guides, Selenkay ConservancyOn Safari with Porini Camps Maasai GuidesElephants in the Marshes at Amboseli National ParkElephants in the Marshes at Amboseli National ParkMaasai making fire using sticks and dung, Selenkay ConservancyMaasai warrior making fire
Silver Backed Jackals, Selenkay Conservancy, Amboseli Eco-systemSilver Backed JackalsVery Contented Hippos, Amboseli National ParkHippos, AmboseliNature Walk, Selenkay ConservancyNature Walk, Selenkay ConservancyDust Devils at Amboseli National ParkDust Devils at Amboseli National Park
WildebeestWildebeestCrested CraneGrey Crowned CraneAmboseli Porini Tented CampPorini Amboseli Tented CampMaasai Lady Cleaning Smoking Out a MIlk Jug, Selenkay ConservancyMaasai Lady Cleaning a Milk Gourd

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