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Amboseli National park offers one of the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro 5,985 m dominating the plains like a powerful god ruling the world. Ancient Swahili and Arab legends used to tell about a great... Show more

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Amboseli National park offers one of the best views of Mount Kilimanjaro 5,985 m dominating the plains like a powerful god ruling the world. Ancient Swahili and Arab legends used to tell about a great inland mountain, in the summit lived a terrible god who punished those who dared to approach his home by paralyzing their hands and feet. In this very poetic way the inhabitants of the tropical shores described a phenomenon that was alien to them, the freezing snow covered cap of Kilimanjaro. Kilimanjaro is not within the limits of Amboseli, its in Tanzania. Upon the partition of East Africa into 2 spheres of influence, German and British, England had two mountains vs none for Germany, so Queen Victoria gave Kilimanjaro as a birthday present to her nephew-grandson, Kaiser Wilhelm II, and the deal kept everyone happy. The Amboseli National park was gazetted in 1974 with an extension of 392 km², though it... Show more