The best time to visit Amboseli National Park in Kenya depends on a few underlying elements. During the dry season, different species concentrate near water holes to tap into the somewhat sparse water. However, when the monsoon seasons arrive, they disperse due to the multiple water access sites. We will dig into facts that may influence your decision while planning a trip to Amboseli National Park, as well as the activities you want to do while there.
From July through October, the dry season is in effect. The rains subside around the end of June, ushering in the dry season, and a few showers appear as the end of October approaches. During the dry seasons, it is relatively easy to locate wildlife because the grasses have been shot and scotched as a result of the dry spell. The dry season also causes several water holes to dry; leaving only a few that attract wildlife from various parts of the park to come to drink water in the few remaining oases. The dry season also provides less precipitation, thus there are fewer insects, such as mosquitoes, to disturb one’s stay.
The skies are clear and blue during the dry season, and the days are absolutely amazing, making it the greatest time to visit the park on a safari. During the dry season, the Masai Mara national reserve also hosts one of the largest wildlife migrations known as the annual wildebeest migration. Because of the wildebeest migration, several travelers make their way there, and after the Masai Mara experience, they head to Amboseli national park to have the experience there as well, resulting in a slight price increase in accommodation during what can only be described as peak seasons.
Brief rains begin in November and December, and when January and February arrive, the brief dry season begins until April, May, and June arrives with a large rainfall. During the rainy season, life returns, bringing new vegetation and new species as the old ones give birth. There, you will get a wonderful glimpse of a little white-striped zebra as well as a small Thompson gazelle attempting to hide in the tall grass to avoid predators. The lush vegetation attracts a variety of migrating bird species from as far away as Europe to Amboseli National Park.
As many new animals as the old ones give birth to. There, you will get a wonderful glimpse of a little white-striped zebra as well as a small Thompson gazelle attempting to hide in the tall grass to avoid predators. The lush vegetation attracts a variety of migrating bird species from as far away as Europe to Amboseli National Park.
On the negative side, severe rains from May to July make it difficult to get to the park since certain routes become inaccessible. It goes without saying. During the rainy season, the difficult roads can be avoided by flying to the park from Nairobi or from another park to Amboseli National Park.
The temperatures in Amboseli Park are ordinary and mild all year. Although the temperatures are reasonable throughout the year, we recommend that you bring light jackets and a fleece for early activities such as game drives, as well as evening or night activities. During the rainy season, one should carry a raincoat and a poncho to mitigate the effects of rain when participating in activities. Because there are few or no rains during the dry season, it is practically the greatest time of year to visit the national park.
Amboseli national park in the enchanted land of Kenya is located on the border of Kenya and Tanzania, in the north-western direction of Mount Kilimanjaro, and is characterized by acacia forest, rocky thorny bush, swampy marshes, and a Pleistocene lake. Amboseli National Area is home to an estimated 80 distinct species of wildlife, including African elephants, African buffalo, impalas, lions, zebras, and wildebeest, among other African creatures. The park is most known for its high elephant population.