Amboseli National Park

Amboseli- the dusty place. The renowned Amboseli National Park was established in the year 1974. It is one of the top tier parks in the country managed by the Kenya Wildlife Service. It covers around 400 square kilometers and is on an altitude of approximately 1150 meters above sea level.

It surrounding is almost covered by the African Savannah with a fair distribution of acacia trees. There are plenty of swamps and grasslands supporting the ecosystem.

Amboseli National Park Distance from Nairobi

Depending on the traffic from the city, it is ideally a 4-hour drive to the Park. From Nairobi, the distance to Amboseli national Park is roughly 240 kilometers via the A 104 and C 103 through the Namanga exit to the Meshanani Gate- Main gate.

Amboseli has several entry points, and from Mombasa, the Park is accessible from the Kiimana Gate in Tsavo West. The Park is also accessible by air via the light aircraft Airstrip in the Park at The Empusel Gate.

Amboseli National Park Weather

Because of the low altitude, the weather in the area around is mainly hot with rains in April / May and November / December.

The temperature ranges between 330 C and 280 C during the day, making it a relatively warm area within and surrounding the Park.

Despite being warm, there are rains between April till June and also November and December. In between the two sets of months, it is usually dry.

Amboseli National Park Location

Amboseli National Park is situated within Kajiado County on an area of around 392 square kilometers. It is found on the Leeward side of Mount Kilimanjaro, and some would say at the foot of the mountain.

These are the coordinates to the Park; 29 s 37 14 53 E, which is 240 kilometers from Nairobi.

Amboseli National Park Hotel

For accommodation, there are Safari safari lodges within Amboseli national park. The lodges include; Amboseli Serena Lodge, Oltukai Lodge, and some of the luxury camps include; Tawi lodge, Tortilis Tented Camp, Satao Elerai Camp. Please contact us for any bookings.

Best Time to Visit Amboseli National Park.

Between the two sets of wet months, January - March, and June-October, is the best time to visit the Park. These dry months present an opportune time for game viewing and extensively experiencing the Park.

Amboseli National Park is open throughout the year regardless of the season; even during the rainy months, game drives can be arranged.

Amboseli National Park Safari

African Hats Safaris organize Safaris in Amboseli National Park and can pick you up at the location of your convenience within Nairobi, could be at your hotel, or even straight from the airport.

The Safaris package offered caters to almost everything in the Park. The items in the package range from Accommodation, Game Drives, Amboseli National Park fees, and the tour guides’ expense. Meals are also included in the package. Also, there is a treat to experience the Maasai Culture within the Park and the area surrounding the Park.

Amboseli National Park Animals

Amboseli National Park has a vast collection of wildlife. The animals amount to almost 50 unique mammal species in the Park. Among the 50 are the Big four, Lions, African Elephant, Buffalo, Leopard, and The Cape Buffalo.

The other common animals in the grasslands of Amboseli include; Impala, gazelles, wildebeest, hippopotamus, baboons, monkeys, etc. If you are looking for an African jungle experience, Amboseli is the place.

For bird lovers or lovers of birdwatching, Amboseli National Park is the dreamland. The Park boasts for being a host of an averagely 400 bird species. Some of the birds in the Park are; Owls, marabou Stork, African Spoonbill, Guniea Fowls, Ostriches, etc.

Amboseli National Park Major Highlights

  1. Mount Kilimanjaro - You have the most scenic view of Mount Kilimanjaro, and for photographers, what a backdrop that is!
  2. Normatior- It is the hill with the best viewpoint. The ancient Ndorobo tribe inhabitance offers a very spectacular view of the Park, and also this is exciting for the photographers
  3. The Big Four – The Park is host to the Big Four, and this takes the Game viewing to a higher notch in terms of experience.
  4. Maasai Culture- You get to experience the famous Maasai Culture first hand.
  5. Other highlights include; Lake Amboseli and the Swamps,
Best Season:All year round
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