Amboseli National Park is in southern Kenya. It’s known for its large elephant herds
and views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania. Observation Hill
offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps. Varied wildlife includes
giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. The western section is dominated
by vast Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season.
The word 'amboseli' is derived from the Maasai language and it means 'salty dust.'