Amboseli Nationalpark is located near the Tanzanian boarder. It is a wide savanna, bordered by the highest mountain in Africa, Mount Kilimanjaro. Its summit is covered in ice all year round. Mountain as well as park became world famous in Earnest Hemingway’s novel “The Snows of Kilimanjaro”.
Amboseli is a park of contrasts. Though looking rather dry on the surface, it is supplied with water from 2 underground wells. They are fed by the melting waters of Mount Kilimanajaro and surface in 2 different park areas. During dry season however, these wells dry up. This creates bizarre mirages of villages on the horizon, which are passed by real wildebeest and zebra herds.
Apart from elephants (Amboseli is probably the best place to see elephants closely), the park is home to a great variety of animals like grant or thomson gazelles, lions, cheetahs and leopards. And whatever animals you spot, you find them all in front of the majestic background of Mount Kilimanjaro .