Best time to visit Amboseli National Park

Best time to visit Amboseli National Park

Best time to visit Amboseli National Park

Best time to visit Amboseli National Park is throughout the year, though African countries is experienced with two seasonal climatic changes composed of wet and dry seasons. But the best time to visit is in dry months which happens from June to October and January to February which are good for game viewing. Moreover, wet season which starts from November to May provides a rewarding landscape viewing of Mount Kilimanjaro and this spectacular viewing can be done early in the morning and late afternoon when the sky is set clear of dust.

Amboseli national park is famously known as a home for big four of the big five plus other variety of mammal species since the park boosts with more than 60 species and 400 bird species to be encounter in here on your safari. However, the park was gazette as a national park in 1974 and become a world heritage site in 1991 covering 392 square kilometers of its low land. 

Best season

The best time to visit the park is dry seasons when the park is not slippery which starts from June to September and January to February. And within this period it receives little rainfall and good for wildlife viewing where you can be able to explore variety of wild animals such animals include, African bush elephant, impala, lions, cape buffaloes, cheetah, Masai giraffes, Grant’s zebra, blue wildebeest, spotted hyenas.

High Season-Dry /peak season 

This is the busiest season for safari tour packages in Amboseli national park which starts from December to March and July to October annually. Best for Christmas celebrations, game viewing of animals and clear view of Kilimanjaro and this is because the area can be out of water source but malaria is much less of a problem in the dry season. During dry season travelers are recommended to carry insect repellents.

November to May –Wet season

This is the best time for birding since migratory birds can be on arrival in Amboseli national park, rewarding view of Mount Kilimanjaro, plenty of animals can be seen due to variety of food in the park, the park can be rewarding due to green pastures, vegetation which attracts mammal species. Note that during wet season road transport can be in poor condition most especially in April to May and game drive can be interrupted in the peak rainfall. To travelers who do not want to spend much money on their safari, wet season could be their favorable one. Since accommodation rates can be at low rate and the park can receive few visitors. Some of bird species to be encounter include, Greater flamingo, Long toed lapwing, Rufous Chatterer, Steel blue whydah, Von der Dicken’s hornbill, Yellow necked spur fowl, Common redshank, Hartlaubs bustard, African swamp hen, pangani long claw, Taveta golden weaver.   

What to carry on safari to Amboseli national park?

The best outfit to carry on safari to Amboseli national park include insect repellent, water bottle, shorts, hat, hiking shoes, sun screen glasses, camera with enough batteries and more.

Where to stay 

While travelling to Amboseli national park you can sleep in comfort accommodation facilities ranging between budget, Mid-range and Luxury and such lodge include Amboseli Serena Safari ,Tawi lodge ,Tortilis Camp ,Kibo Safari Camp ,Oi Tukai lodge many more.

Best time to visit Amboseli National Park
Best time to visit Amboseli National Park


Reaching to Amboseli national park it takes 4 hours’ drive to travel the 240kilometers from Southeast of Nairobi city of Kenya. Travelers are recommended to use 4x4WD vehicles which can be suitable on smooth tarmac road that leads you to the park. Road transport is amazing and is the best way of experiencing Kenya’s country side.  

The best time to visit Amboseli national park is all year around but most especially during Christmas seasons and other months like June to October and February are the best travelling seasons on Kenya safari destination. Book now for your African safaris with Focus East African Tour Company or for more detail about Amboseli national park.

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