Amboseli National Park is one of the most popular national parks in Kenya. It is located about135km from Nairobi, at the foot hills of the famous Mount Kilimanjaro. Although the park covers an area of just over 250 Sq miles. Amboseli National Park is a photographer’s dream with magnificent views of snow capped Mount Kilimanjaro looming near as a backdrop for vast herds of elephant. It is here that some of Kenya’s largest bull elephants and buffalo roam freely through lush swamplands fed by the melting snows of Kilimanjaro. Herds of Zebra, wildebeest and gazelle graze on the grassy plains and transverse dry, dusty lakebeds in search of water. Other animals include; giraffe, impala, caracal and serval cat, lion, leopard, cheetah, buffalo, wild dog, and hippo.
Wooded areas of acacia forests offer great possibilities to photograph abundant species of bird and animal life sustained by and living among these beautiful trees. There are over 400 species of birds, including the bee-eater, kingfisher, African fish eagle, marital eagle and pygmy falcon. Amboseli is home to many of the Masai people, the proud, tall nomadic warriors, famous for their acts of bravery and heroism as they protect their herds of cattle from predators and other dangers, ever present in the African brush. A visit to a Masai Boma affords one the opportunity to photograph these beautiful people in their home as they have lived for hundreds of years.