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Amboseli National Park

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Amboseli National Park is situated on the plains southern of Kenya, below the ice-topped peak of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro

Amboseli National Park

Amboseli National Park is gorgeously beautiful, measuring 392km2

It is situated on the plains southern of Kenya, below the ice-topped peak of Africa’s highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro

Amboseli National Parks host more than 300 bird species

The two peak of Kilimanjaro can be seen clearly from Kenyan side

Kibo 5895m, across the saddle to the left Mawenzi 5268m

There are various different habitats in Amboseli.

The area below the mountain is in a rain shadow and usually flat dusty pan with alkaline soils

Lake Amboseli is normally dry most of the time, its expanse shimmers in the heat and dust devils fill up the sky

The lake fills up seasonally when the rainfall is good

There are number of marshes fed by underground springs that attracts large  number of wildlife, such as Elephants and Hippos

Amboseli National Park Birds

Amboseli National Park is an ideal birding destination in Kenya with more than 420 bird species  recorded The  marshy swamps are great for water birds such as Jacanas, Avocet, Crakes,Waders  and countless Ducks species . Flocks of Lesser  Flamingos are common  during  wet seasons (March to May and October to December). The grassland areas offer some interesting  birds such as Hartlaub’s Bustard, Double-banded Courser, African Pipit and Pangani Longclaw

Common Birds in Amboseli National Park

  • Common Ostrich
  • Fulvous Whistling Duck
  • Spur-winged Goose
  • Knob-billed Duck
  • African Pygmy Goose
  • Southern Pochard
  • Hottentot Teal
  • Helmeted Guineafowl
  • Harlequin Quail
  • Coqui Francolin
  • Lesser Flamingo
  • Greater Flamingo
  • Yellow-throated Sandgrouse
  • Chestnut-bellied Sandgrouse
  • Hartlaub’s Bustard
  • African Water Rail
  • Grey Crowned crane
  • Spotted Thick-knee
  • Common Ringed Plover
  • Kittlizt’s Plover
  • Long-toed Plover
  • Temminck’s Stint
  • common Greenshank
  • Temminck’s Courser
  • Double-banded Courser
  • Saddle-billed Stork
  • Dwarf Bittern
  • Black-winged Kite
  • Bateleur
  • Brown Snake Eagle
  • White-backed Vulture
  • Ruppell’s Vulture
  • Martial Eagle
  • African Marsh Harrier
  • Shikra
  • Pearl -spotted Owlet
  • Blue-naped Mousebird
  • Von der Decken’s Hornbill
  • Green Woodhoopoe
  • Lesser Honeyguide
  • Red-and -yellow Barbet
  • Little Bee-eater
  • Lilac-breasted Roller
  • Striped Kingfisher
  • African Pygmy Falcon
  • Lesser Kestrel
  • White-crested Helmetshrike
  • Brubru
  • Sulphur-breasted Bushshrike
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