The economy of the nation is significantly influenced by tourism, and foreign visitors flood the nation all year long for a variety of reasons. Consequently, many tourists from abroad travel to Kenya to see the country’s abundant wildlife and thrilling game drives through its national parks.
Amboseli National Park is a Kenyan park that non-residents or foreign visitors visited the most frequently in 2022. Amboseli, which means “salty dust” in Masai, is a stunning park at the base of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa’s tallest mountain.
The distance between Nairobi and the park in the Loitoktok area of the Rift Valley is roughly 240 kilometres. If you’re coming from Mombasa, you can enter it through the Kimana gate of the Tsavo West National Park.
There is a number of animals here that includes: elephants, zebra, impalas, lions, wild dogs, buffalo, giraffes among others.
The ostrich is one of nearly 600 bird species that call Amboseli National Park home. Acacia woods, rocky prickly bushes, marshy wetlands, and a Pleistocene lake make up the majority of the landscape.
Additionally, visitors to the park can stay in a range of accommodations while taking in the tranquil surroundings and relaxing. However, citizens or residents pay Ksh860 for adults and Ksh215 for children to enter the park, while non-citizens pay Ksh7,576 (USD 60) for adults and Ksh4,419 (USD 35) for adults and children.
Visitors can purchase souvenirs outside the park that includes jewellery, paintings, and traditional ornaments.