Amboseli National Park in October
Amboseli National Park in October: Game viewing in Amboseli national park is open throughout the year due to the great favourable climatic conditions that surround the park. The park is among the best game viewing destinations not only in Kenya but entire East Africa. Famous of its large population of African Elephants, Amboseli boasts of good population of wildlife which are permanent residents. The open savannah grassland dominates the park with short grass which allows the best game viewing opportunity at the place. The wildlife in Amboseli always congregate around the water catmint areas like in Lake Amboseli. And other water holes areas.
Amboseli national park like any other part of Kenya experiences two rainy seasons. The first rains are longer and they are experienced from March to May. This is termed as green season in tourism and to access the park during this time you must have four wheel drive safari cars (4X4). However much the park receives much rains during this time but it does not affect the daily tourism activities at the park. This is even the best time for our Budget Amboseli national park safaris. Most of the camps have discounts during this time hence making your safari very cheap. Also during the green season the game drives are short but much rewarding especially for the African big five. The Elephants roam freely much more during cold season than dry season. The cat family like hunting in hide and sick gorilla ways as they attack the prey. The second rain season starts from late October to November, this time the rains are short and little. This is another breeding season for birds.
Amboseli national park in October is the dry season, the dry spell in Amboseli national park starts from June to October. This is considered as the best time to visit Africa as you experience the tru African sunshine. The climatic conditions of the park is Hot and dry during the dry season which take longer. The park experiences longer dry season from June to October then from December to February. The temperatures during October are higher. The Mornings and nights are very cold while the day is very hot and refreshing. From late October to November the park receives some little short rains making Amboseli national park in October to be the best period to visit the park. Its not dry and its not much wetter hence the animals are found nearer the tracking tracks.
The coolest months with bright sunny are from June to September. The average temperatures are around 25 degrees Celsius especially in the afternoon hours. Some times from August to October the average temperatures rises to 26 degrees Celsius. During these period the park is highly congested by tourists and its considered peak season. The peak season extends up to October in Amboseli national park. The grass is short, the rains are little paving way for the best game drives in the park. You will enjoy the majestic Elephants spraying themselves with water at the lake.
Amboseli national park in October is the starting period when the second rains start pouring some times in the middle of the month while some years at the end of the month. The temperatures start changing as the wet months approaches. This month is a remarkable month in the history of Amboseli national park. This is the best time to encounter lions at the park. The park is not much crowded hence silent game drives are excellent for the wildlife viewing. During October the migratory birders start arriving to the park from different African and European destinations. The birders enjoy great birding safaris in Amboseli national park in October. It’s the second breeding season of birds hence its easy to achieve the long list of bird species in Amboseli national park in October. Some of the bird species include: Rufous Chatterer, Long-toed lapwing, Pangani Longclaw, Rufous-Bellied heron, Spike –heeled lark, Yellow-necked spurfowl, Von der decken’s hornbill, Hartlaub’s bustard, Eurasian thick-knee, Dickinson’s kestrel, Common redshank, African Swamphen, Secretary bird, Ostriches, Love bird, White bellied goway, starlings, Steel-blue whydah mention but a few.
When planning for the safari in Amboseli in October, please consider getting accommodation inside the park. Some parts of the park become hardly accessible during the rainy season. The Southern part of the park is the best so get accommodations around the Southern part of the park.
Recommended safari days and activities in Amboseli national park in October
During this time our tour consultants have developed good safari packages that fit your wildlife dream in Africa. We recommend for wildlife viewing 2 to 3 nights safari packages like 3 days Amboseli national park safari, 4 days Amboseli national park safari. While birders we recommend 3 to 4 nights safari packages. Birding safaris are longer as they slow but sure and need ample time not to rush if you want to achieve the long list of birds at the park.
The best activities in Amboseli during the month of October are:
- Game viewing
- Balloon safaris
- Great viewing of Mount Kilimanjaro
To achieve your dream wildlife safari in Amboseli national park in October, you should be updated with safari packing list. Our team always advises the guest on the packing list based on the current weather conditions. Some of the key parking list items include:
- Warm clothing
- Rainy/Waterproof jackets
- Waterproof boots
- Long sleeved shirts
- Strong Insect repellents
- Sun hats and sunglasses
Amboseli national park in October is the ionic secrete and best time to visit Amboseli. It is in the middle of rains and dry season. It’s the month of all seasons, good timing is one of the factors that must be considered if you want to get the best wildlife experience.