"In the Shadows of Mt Kilimanjaro" Top 5 Page for this destination Amboseli National Park by BorneoGrrl
Amboseli National Park Travel Guide: 120 reviews and 373 photos
You can imagine my excitement to finally be able to personally see the mighty Mt Kilimajaro in all its glory. Coming to Amboseli National Park has made it all possible and I was more than thrilled. Amboseli National Park is located north west of Mt Kilimanjaro and borders with Tanzania. For your information, the mountain sits in Tanzania, not in Kenya.
Compared to the Masai Mara, Amboseli National Park is much drier & dustier but you cannot imagine the number of wildlife in this game reserve. You're spoilt for choice because everywhere you turn, there are animals, animals, animals. However, the illusive creatures like the lion, cheetah & leopards are not so eager to reveal themselves.
When you cross Lake Amboseli during the drier season, it is reminiscent of driving over a desert plain because the lake is so huge & there's not a drop of water but when it rains, it floods and fills up the temporary lake.
My first balloon ride ever! It was so worth it to get up in the wee hours of the morning to take flight over the Amboseli plains and watch the morning sun pour over the peaks of Mt Kilimanjaro. Unforgettable!
Traffic is a little different in Amboseli National Park. I saw this cute zebra crossing the road without so much as a care to all the vehicles that criss-cross the game park looking out for the big 5. Check out my Spotted Zebra in my Things To Do!
Follow the rules and stop the vehicle at a zebra crossing :-)
- Pros:Scenic and full of life
- Cons:Some roads are in bad conditions & is very dusty
- In a nutshell:Amazed at Amboseli and Mt Kilimajaro
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