Amboseli National Park
Saiwa Swamp National Park
"The Isle of Mystery"
Covered end to end in volcanic ash, the nightly glow of its South Island’s luminous vents has inspired numerous tales of ghosts and evil spirits.
The island is home to a profusion of birdlife including 34 species of European migrants most spectacularly viewed as they return home between March and May.
At least 23 species breed here, including Goliath heron, and African skimmer, while African open-billed stork, Duck and Gulls feed on the shores and the volcanic island lakes attract lesser flamingos. Birds of prey are also abundant, especially swallow-tailed kites.
This park is ideal for game watching and has one of the world’s largest concentrations of crocodiles.
- Scorching hot and arid (especially December-March) June and July are the coolest months. May-September very strong winds blow both morning and evening. Rainfall less than 250 mm pa and in some places it may not rain for several years.
- The vegetation is scant, but some of the sheltered areas are overgrown with think grass and bushes for a short period each year.
- The islands are home to hippo, bats and the world’s largest Nile crocodile population.
- More than 350 recorded species including large flocks of flamingos.
- There are 60 recorded species of fish in the lake.