This park covers 150 square miles in southern Kenya and it is where Cynthia Moss Studies elephant Families, near the Tanzanian border. This name comes from the masai word called “empusel”, which means “salty dust” from the language of the local Maasai.This place also is very dusty, this is because of its closeness to Mount Kilimanjaro, a highest Mountain in Africa which is only 25 miles away from this place. This closeness to Mount Kilimanjaro it was a major reason for this area to be mostly of dusty due volcanic ash of mount Kilimanjaro that has been erupted many years ago.
Amboseli has always been a favourite spot for wildlife, this is because the melting snows of Mount Kilimanjaro flows underground into this park, hence continuously feeding water to springs, swamps, and marshes. In addition to the 900 or so elephants that live there, zebra, wildebeests, giraffes, impala, leopards, rhinos, wild dogs, hyenas, cheetah, lions, hippos, antelope, buffalo, and more than 400 species of birds all gather in the haven of the park.
This area was very popular with filmmakers, hunters and photographers in the 1930s. It is thus designed to be The Amboseli National Park by the government of the now independent nation of Kenya and therefore making this land to be the exclusively for wildlife and tourism.Once the park has been established, The ancestral inhabitants of the land (including the Masai) were sent to live outside the new park’s boundaries
In recent years, Amboseli has been one of the most popular national parks in Kenya and , it is indeed one of the best places in Africa to watch elephants.