Plants In Amboseli National Park
There are over 300 species of plants that are scattered and distributed across the whole Amboseli National Park. In the good decade of the years, the vegetation cover at the park has drastically changed.
These dramatic changes were affected and caused by the problems of the global changes that are the result of the human activities on the environment where the tourist do depend on. Amboseli national park is one of the premier national parks as well as the park that is one of the most attractive and it was formerly the Masai Amboseli Game Reserve in Kenya.
The Amboseli National Park is found within the Kajaido south Constituency in Kajiado County. The Amboseli National park is found within the coastal prince that enters the national park well known as the Tsavo National Park.
The Amboseli National Park is one of the national parks are famous for the large herds of elephants and other the big mammals of Africa. The Amboseli National Park covers a total area of 392 square kilometers which was equivalents to 39,206 that is found on the hectares of the land.
The Amboseli national park is part and partial of the 8000 square kilometers of the Amboseli ecosystem of which 30% is dominated by the dominant woodlands while then swamps cover over 10% making it several and other the dominated vegetation cover of the park. This ecosystem spreads across Kenya and the Tanzania border in the southern region.
As I have been said, the Amboseli national park is crowned by Kilimanjaro Mountain which is one of the highest and free-standing mountains. The Amboseli National Park is snow-peaked mountains that are visible when you visit this wonderful park.
Amboseli national park plants are found in all the 5 habitats which are found within the park. The Amboseli national park got its name from the local Masai word Amboseil which means the area with Salt dust. The park is one of the perfect destinations for both local and international visitors and the major highlight of this park’s safari and the park is referred to as the land of the giant call them the African Elephant.
The tourists will enjoy wildlife in various habitats which among others include dotted woodlands and the sulphur springs, the open grasslands, wetland, and the leeward side of the Kilimanjaro Mountains which can be visible while visiting the park. The vegetation type is characterized by the prolonged drought and dry conditions with the short grass with the dotted scrubs and some other plant species.
Amboseli National Park plants are grouped into habitats ranging from the swamps that are dominated by papyrus and Cyprus, the rocky thorny bushes, the acacia woodland, and the plants of the open plains. The other plants of significant importance in the Amboseli national park include the Sueda Monica, acacia and the ornithogalium donaldsonii, and many more.
The semi-permanent water catchment areas like the wetland and the swamps have got their distinctive areas of specialty when it comes to the plant species they do hold.
Amboseli National Park also feature leguminous plants in form of trees which are located in the best areas with high carbohydrate levels even some of the research indicated that the tortillas seeds were once found with the Amboseli national park and the Herarium which is now called the Kenya herbarium for the clear identification of the Amboseli National park.
The Amboseli conservation center has worked tirelessly to make sure that the wildlife within the park is conserved and protected including the plant species protected within the park.
This organization is so crucial in the coordination and monitoring of the park and they are key in identifying the different and various tree species that are found within the park and this organization has been important in accelerating the tree planning programmers. The park is dominated by the open savannah grassland which takes the highest percentage of the total park area.
The Amboseli national park receives 2 types of rainy fall of which the first rainy season is the longest starting in march up May and here the park recovers heavy rainfall while the short rain spell season lasts short for time in October and then November. These types of rains have ensured that the plants are equitably distributed and the long lists of the scrubs at the park have made it easy for the park to be gazetted as the heritage site by UNESCO to protect some of these wonderful tree and plant species.
There are also a lot of environmental changes that have been traced within the park and this is because of the disturbances caused by the local people. The unique plant species of the Amboseli national park include Argemone Mexican weed, Acacia spp, Croton, Elionurus weed, Sausage tree, Acacia Drepanolobium, and many more plant species.
The plants are all over the park and most of the umbrella trees are found scatted and dotted alongside the game drive truck channels while some of them are found centrally around the safari camps and the lodges or hotels close to or within the Amboseli national park.
A large number of the wildlife species at the Amboseli national park is attributed to a large number of the available plant species because these plants act as the habitat for the animals and they provide, shelter, food, and a favorable hunting destination for the predator animals.
The ecosystem balance at the Amboseli national park has provided wonderful stability and has effectively diversified the tourism attractions and the activities hence attracting a large number of the tourists that do come to visit the Amboseli National Park. And also this has created a wonderful destination and beautiful park for visitors.
Amboseli National Park plants are one of the cornerstone tourist attractions that almost supports other attractions within the park. Remember that the plant provides food for almost all the animals within the Amboseli national park which has diversified and proving wonderful tourism attractions to the park hence making it so popular.
Other than other plant species that are found within the Amboseli National Park, the park features other tourist attractions and these include mammals, birds, observation hills, and many other plant species which is so wonderful.