Amboseli National Park extends across 392 sq kilometres (151 sq miles) of grassland and swamps at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa's highest peak. It was designated a national park in 1948 and remains one of Africa's best known game spotting locations. Park residents include baboons, lions, cheetah, black rhino, wildebeest, hippos, gazelles and large herds of elephant. As well as game-viewing, hiking and camping, bird-watching and camel safaris are also popular and visitors can learn about the culture and way of life of the indigenous Maasai population through homestead visits and lectures. More adventurous travellers can arrange to climb Mount Kilimanjaro with a local guide.