Amboseli National Park is situated at the foot of Mount Kilimanjaro in Kenya. The most visited safari parks in Kenya gives you the rarest opportunity to visit Kenya’s animals.
Amboseli is renowned for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants. There are over 900 African elephants in Amboseli, as well as huge herds of wild beasts and many other animals including giraffes, African lions, monkeys, zebras, hyenas and antelope. There is also a host of Kenya birds, both large and small .
The climate in the Amboseli region is hot and dry. Average temperatures vary only slightly throughout the year. The minimum average daily temperature is 27°C and the maximum is 33°C. A total annual rainfall of just 300mm is expected during April and May, and again during November and December.
While visiting Amboseli park one can also opt to view or climb Mount Kilimanjaro, the highest freestanding mountain in the world. A visit to the Observation Hill, which overlooks the park will also be ideal.
A visitor can also get to know more about the local people Maasai and can also learn about the Maasai culture and their indigenous lifestyle.
If you are keen on bird watching best season to visit is between October and January .You can see Kenya’s migratory birds, including African skimmers, red and yellow bishops, goshawks, buffalo weavers and palm nut vultures, to name a few.
How to reach
Use your own vehicle, take public transportation, or book an open-topped minibus or safari van tour with a tour guide . You can also book a scheduled flight departing from Nairobi to Amboseli.
Accommodation in and around Amboseli park
For a stay you have Safari lodges which include Oltukai Lodge, Amboseli Serena Lodge, Amboseli Sopa Lodge, Kimana Lodge and Tortilis Camp .
Campsites have no facilities and you must provide all of your own camping gear. January and February are good months to visit Amboseli, as well as June through September. Avoid April and May, which are the rainy season.