Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park, is in Kajiado County, Kenya. The park is 39,206 hectares (151 sq mi) in size at the core of an 3,100 sq mi ecosystem that spreads across the Kenya-Tanzania border. The name is derived from the Maasai word Empusel meaning “salty, dusty place”. Amboseli was set aside as the Southern Reserve for Maasai in 1906, but returned to local control as a game reserve in 1948. It officially became a national park in 1974 to protect the core of this unique ecosystem, it was declared a UNESCO site in 1991.
With towering views of Mount Kilimanjaro, the park is famous for being the best place in the world to get close to free-ranging elephants. Nature lovers can explore five different habitats here ranging from the dried-up bed of Lake Amboseli, wetlands with sulphur springs, the savannah and woodlands.
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