Amboseli has one of the densest elephant populations, approximately 1500 cross the park. During the dry season you will see these magical creatures turning into a gray to black shadow, as herds spend their days in the centrally located Enkongo Narok swamp. Swamps are perennial and natural springs. glaciers of ice melt into the volcanic rocks of Mount Kilimanjaro filling the underground rivers.
The long rains in April help fill the swamps during the dry season and the short rains in November. If you are lucky you may see a strange game just outside Amboseli, such as the gerenuk and the fringe-eared oryx. The plains game consists of Cape Common Buffalo, Eland, Burchell’s Zebra, Wildebeest and you will often see smaller mammals such as the Black-backed Jackal roaming around. Popular predators are the main attraction like the lion, leopard, buffalo, spotted hyena and huge giraffe, posing in the background for the perfect souvenir of the Kilimanjaro image.
With more than 400 species of birds between October and December, migratory birds from the northern hemisphere come to Amboseli. The mix of local and migratory species makes for an unforgettable experience. Sightings of the plover and endemic birds such as the two-band crossing are generally only found in the Amboseli Salt Flats. The Alcedines (Kingfisher), herons and ospreys are just one of the other species that you can observe,
Nomadic Masai live on the edge of the park herding livestock daily for food. Tourism plays an important role in maintaining the balance between wildlife and human existence.