Amboseli National Park in Kenya

Amboseli National Park is known as the land of giants where the biggest giant of all is Mt Kilimanjaro. Africa’s highest mountain lies just over the border in Tanzania. The most impressive views of its snow-capped peak are from Amboseli National Park. This is a place of wide dry plains, endless horizons and flat topped acacia trees where the early light of dawn turns the mountain a dark shade of purple, and its snow into an ethereal pink. The sight of Kilimanjaro rising high above herds of elephant crossing the plains of Amboseli is a timeless African image.

Amboseli is renowned for its elephant population and large herds, some over a hundred strong, can often be sighted. Luckily, impressively tusked bulls remain and are drawn to the lush marshes for water, vegetation and the urge to mate. Amboseli National Park is home to more than just elephant, herds of wildebeest, zebra ...

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WHY VISIT Amboseli National Park

  • Good general game viewing at any time of year
  • Excellent elephant sightings including some very big bulls
  • See Africa’s highest mountain snow-capped, Mount Kilimanjaro
  • Superb walking country with classic East African scenery
  • Excellent access by air or road from Nairobi and other reserves

ACCOMMODATION IN Amboseli National Park

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.


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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Luxury Safari and Beach Adventure

Kenya - Amboseli and Msambweni

9 days from £3951

Shadow of Kilimanjaro

Kenya, Amboseli and Galu Beach

10 days from £3075



PLACES TO GO IN Amboseli National Park

For the best safari experience we prefer to base our guests in luxury tented camps in one of the private conservancies adjacent to the National Park. Night drives, game walks and driving off road may be permitted which are not allowed within the boundaries of Amboseli National Park. Call us to discuss the options available to you.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

June to October and January and February are excellent months to visit Amboseli which generally has a hot dry climate. The wetter months of April and May in Kenya’s two wet seasons are possibly best avoided as the local roads may become impassable.

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DRY SEASON

Mid-summer, the short rains should now have ceased with warm days, clear skies and good game viewing.  January through to March can be the hottest and driest time of year and one of the best times to witness some great game viewing.  Wildlife is abundant in Kenya all year round and the open terrain of many parks makes for easier game viewing.

July sees the start of the annual wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara which brings outstanding game viewing.  The bush is regenerated with lush green grass and the days are clear and cool.  August brings warmer days to the plains although the mornings can still be overcast.  The amazing sight of migrating wildebeest and zebra crossing the Mara River is spectacular, with the inevitable keen predators never far away.  Occasional rain may fall in September, days remain warm and become increasingly hotter in October.

green SEASON

Most parks in Kenya have good game viewing throughout the year, although the long rains which start in late March and continue until early June can be intrusive.

November sees the start of the short rains, typically intermittent showers that are often interspersed with sunny spells.  In some years the short rains do not come at all.

If you are prepared to put up with some rain the game viewing can be quite rewarding with few other tourists and some excellent deals to be had.

SHOULDER SEASON

January and February are generally considered as shoulder season months, the weather at this time is hot and dry and it is an excellent time to visit the Kenyan parks.

November experiences the short rains characterised by early morning showers and sunny afternoons.  Game viewing is still good.  The temperature increases in December, short rains continue into the early part of the month with fairly good game viewing.  The rains may be intermittent and should not interfere with your enjoyment, in some years the rains do not come at all so this is another good possibility for a cut price safari.



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