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Amboseli National Park
Amboseli National Park is world famous for its scenic beauty with towering Mount Kilimanjaro as a backdrop.
The National Park and abutting Game Reserve embody five main wildlife habitats, plus a generally dry lake bed known as Amboseli from which the Park takes its name. There are open plains; stands of yellow-barked acacia woodland and doum palm groves, swamps and marshes fed from the melting snows of Kilimanjaro, rocky lava strewn thornbush country, and at the western end of the Reserve, the massif Oldoinyo Orok rising to over 8,300 ft which is still for the most part zoologically largely unexplored.
Everywhere the landscape is dominated by snow-capped Kilimanjaro immediately to the south which at 19,340 ft is Africa's highest mountain and a fitting backdrop to this important wild region where the pastoral Masai people and their cattle have coexisted in harmony with most wild creatures for many a century, killing only the lions in cultural rituals.