Amboseli National Park
If birdwatching is your pastime, this is the place for you. In 1974, the Amboseli National Park was established to protect its wildlife. This park is one of the oldest protected areas in Kenya. Close to Amboseli National Park is Mount Kilimanjaro, which is the highest mountain in Africa and close to the capital city of Nairobi. The park is approximately 151 square miles in size.
In 1991, the Amboseli National Park was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site for the purpose to protect, preserve, and conserve the variety of species that make the park their home. The park is popularly known for their numerous herds of African Elephants that make the Amboseli National Park their residence of choice, attracting thousands of tourists annually. Along with the elephants are over 600 bird species including water birds, hammerkops, herons, and steel-blue whydahs, just to name a few.
Scientific evidence shows that birdwatching stimulates the brain in great ways. It also reduces stress, and increases mental fitness and reduces depression and anxiety. What better way to either start birdwatching or learn about new species than experiencing it at Amboseli National Park. When you’re through watching the birds, just take in the beautiful scenery and marvel at the wonders of nature.
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