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Kenia Safari – Amboseli

A Kenyan Safari wouldn’t be right without a visit to Amboseli.

Amboseli National Park provides one of the most unforgettable and breathtaking sights of Kenya, with Mount Kilimanjaro (in Tanzania) as the background. At 18,652 feet above sea level, Kilimanjaro dominates the plains like a powerful god ruling the countryside from his lofty throne. In fact, ancient Swahili and Arab legends speak of a great inland mountain with a terrifying god living at the top. As consequence for anybody daring to approach his throne, he would paralyze their feet and hands. Fascinating how inhabitants of tropical areas described being frozen. Mount Kilimanjaro is located in Tanzania but the most impressive view is from the National Park at Amboselli.

Amboseli has an abundant amount of water year round, but it’s just hiding subterranean. The snows of Kilimanjaro melt, soaking into the permeable subsurface layers of volcanic rocks. These underground streams percolate to the surface forming two clear springs in the center of the park. Water also surfaces at several other spots in the area creating big marshes like the Loginya Swamp. These marshes and swamps have become exclusive watering holes for hippos, buffaloes, and elephants.

Most Kenyan Safaris stop at Amboseli. So when you’re choosing a photo safari, you must also consider other aspects of the safari, including number of people per vehicle, length of the trip, and price.

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