"AMBOSELI: DUST BOWL & SWAMP!" Top 5 Page for this destination Amboseli National Park by safardreams

Amboseli National Park Travel Guide: 120 reviews and 373 photos

"THE START OF A NEW ADVENTURE!"

Amboseli Reserve: Located in the Rift Valley, on the border of Tanzania. North West of "KILIMANJARO"! A small reserve
only 392sq.km.! To me ,it looks BIGGER! One of Kenya's more popular reserves.You can see the snow capped peak of KILIMANJARO,
from all over! Made into a reserve in
1974, even though small and very
fragile. There are plenty of game here. Also, many Birds. It is also home to the Masai people. Who share and live with the wild animals in harmony. Most of the time!
What I found most amazing about this place: Were the huge:
DUST DEVILS! Never seen one before! Also what looked like water.
Were really MIRAGES! The guys were teasing me about this.We kept
driving to a spot, no water. You can see some of the animals following
the water, but no water!
Kilimanjaro's melting snow feeds
the swamps and ponds. It is being
said now though. In 10 or 20 yrs.
there will not be any snow to melt!
Give you one guess why! Man has
changed everything!!
Amboseli, many Elephant here. This is the place of the:
Cynthia Moss, Elephant Project!
Started about 30yrs ago. But, also Lion, Buffalo, Zebra, Hyena ect.
Supposed to be Cheetah, didn't see
any! At times very dusty. Keep your
camera covered when you see dust flying your way from a passing:
MINNI-BUS! Because of the delicate
nature of the park. You are NOT
allowed to drive off-road!! The swamps are beautiful. There is also
a place called:Observation Hill, that
you can walk up. I suggest staying
in one of the Public Camp-sites.
With a BIG-FIRE!!

"LANDSCAPE CAN'T MAKE UP IT'S MIND!"

With a few visitors near camp!
Baboons and Maribu Storks crossing paths to the garbage pit!
Fun to watch really! Bring some:
Black N White film!! Many Elephant
Babies the time I visited.
From Dust to Bright Green! It would be a SIN for this to vanish someday!
Hope it won't! I have been trying to
find the names of both of these
Elephants here. Because of the Project, they all have names!
We have a Male: Water-Buck, blending in with sand!

"THE BIG-GUY!"

This BULL-ELEPHANT must and will have his own T-LOGUE!! I know his name. I know where he travels! I
know how he lost his TUSK!!
If he had both TUSKS, he would be PERFECT! There is no way, without
being there to get a grasp on how big his SKULL is!
AWESOME!! Coming right at us!

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Easy to find almost everthing!, Many Elephants!
  • Cons:The Dust!
  • In a nutshell:Peaceful place, worth a 3nt. stay!
  • Last visit to Amboseli National Park: Oct 2001
  • Intro Written Feb 17, 2003
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  • madamx's Profile Photo
    Mar 7, 2006 at 8:40 PM

    Thanks for a showcase of wonderful pictures! Were most of the days clear enough to see Kili a lot? Thinking of going to Amboseli in Oct. and wondering if it is worth squeezing in ....

  • deeper_blue's Profile Photo
    Jun 25, 2005 at 11:17 AM

    Brilliant destination thanks for your tips

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo
    Jan 9, 2005 at 3:47 PM

    Unbelieveable...

  • ncfg's Profile Photo
    Sep 13, 2003 at 3:16 AM

    Amazing place, thanks for showing those beautiful pics. I like the ELEPHANTS pics. ;-)

  • Aug 24, 2003 at 5:44 PM

    While viewing your page here, I was making a feeble attempt to eat my dinner. Needless to say, I couldn’t peel my eyes away from the screen long enough to accomplish the task. My wife is now pi$$ed. Great page.

  • KimberlyAnn's Profile Photo
    Jun 8, 2003 at 9:38 PM

    Looking at your pages is like watching an interesting slideshow on Africa. The dust-devils are unbelievable! I thought the "Broken Sun" photo was especially beautiful.

  • Apr 12, 2003 at 12:34 AM

    fantastic! :)

  • syllybabe's Profile Photo
    Apr 4, 2003 at 6:03 PM

    Sunrise, sunsets, and babies! love them all, David!

  • irisbe's Profile Photo
    Mar 9, 2003 at 11:41 AM

    Great pictures again David! Hard to say which are my favorites :-)
    I did loved the sunsets !

  • matcrazy1's Profile Photo
    Mar 1, 2003 at 10:43 AM

    After reading this huge page I can say only one word: FANTASTIC !!!(again!)

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