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Amboseli National Park, Kenya
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By Magical Africa Safaris Ltd.

Amboseli National Park, often referred to as the home of the gods, offers an African safari like no other. Situated at the foot of Mt. Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest mountain at 5,895 meters or 19,340 feet, this snow-capped peak provides a stunning backdrop to Amboseli's expansive Rift Valley plains. The Masai (also spelled Maasai) - tall, colorfully dressed, nomadic warriors - and abundant wildlife - lion, leopard, buffalo, cheetah, plains game and Africa's largest population of elephant - complete the image. So why bring the kids? A wildlife safari in Amboseli provides children with an opportunity to view African game, interact with the Masai and learn about this East African culture. Game drives, visits to a Masai homestead and children's walking safaris, lead by a locally trained Masai naturalist, are just a few of the kid friendly activities.

Copyright © Henry Kahuki. All rights reserved. Henry Kahuki is an online safari consultant and the operator of Magical Africa Safaris Ltd., an eco-friendly safari agency offering comprehensive safari arrangements in Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
African Bush Elephant Facts
African Bush Elephant

African Bush Elephant

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There are lots of fun facts about African bush elephants. Did you know that?

  • The African bush elephant, also known as the bush elephant or savannah elephant, is one of just three remaining elephant species.
  • African bush elephants live in grassland, woodland and bushland habitats. They are found throughout Africa except for the Sahara and heavily forested areas.
  • The African bush elephant is the largest species of elephant and largest land-dwelling animal. It can measure as much as 7.5 m (25 feet) in length and weigh up to 9,000 kg (19,800 pounds).
  • African bush elephants look different than African forest elephants, considered the same species until recently. They are larger in size and have a larger head than their forest dwelling cousins. Their ears are pointed rather than round; their thick tusks are curved and not straight.
  • The African Bush elephant is an herbivore. It eats grass, leaves and other plant life. The African bush elephant eats 225 kg (295 pounds) of food each day.
  • African bush elephants may be large and husky but when frightened can run at a speed of 40 km/h (25 mph).
  • The African bush elephant is a near threatened species and is still poached in some African countries.
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