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Amboseli National Park

HAVE IT ALL IN AMBOSELI

Boasting one of the highest density elephant populations in the world, Amboseli National Park allows you to discover the diverse natural world in southern Kenya. It’s just a four-hour drive from Nairobi – or two hours from Mount Kilimanjaro, just across the border – so it’s easily accessible, whether you’re travelling independently or on a tour. Amboseli holidays are a great choice for families, couples or solo travellers, as you can look forward to epic scenery and great wildlife – and it’s much quieter than the Masai Mara.

Game-viewing across the park is stunning in the summer months, as buffalo, baboons, giraffe, wildebeest, gazelles and zebra all roam the plains. Plus, you’ll be able to see plentiful elephants and majestic big cats, such as lions and leopards. Spring or early winter is perfect for bird-watchers, as hundreds of migratory bird species pause their journeys in the park, while birds of prey soar above in search of their next meal.

Whenever you go holiday to Amboseli National Park, you can travel through vast savannah, thick woodlands, and wetlands with sulphur springs. You’ll also be able to see the iconic dried-out bed of Lake Amboseli, with the silhouette of Mount Kilimanjaro looming on the horizon. And discover incredible ecosystems and swamps, whose waters have trickled down from the mountain’s ice cap to the park below.

Embark on thrilling safaris, enjoy a hot-air balloon ride at sunrise, and watch the sunset behind Mount Kilimanjaro. However you want to spend your Amboseli holiday, our Travel Specialists will help you plan a tailor-made trip. 

Things to do in Amboseli

The ‘Big Five’

Bird-watching in Amboseli

Best time to visit Amboseli

Things to do in Amboseli

Our Kenya tours allow you to explore all that Amboseli National Park has to offer. You can visit the park as part of our Classic Kenya itinerary or, for a longer trip, check out our two-week East Africa Explorer itinerary. We can tailor the details to suit you. Perhaps you’d like to visit a local tribe on the outskirts of the park? Or climb Observation Hill for breath-taking views of the landscape and the animals gathered around the swamps below.

You can explore the park through dawn and dusk game drives, which set off from your safari lodge. For a unique experience, wake up early and soar over the plains on a hot-air balloon ride. You’ll be able to see herds of elephants and grazing buffalo on the plains below, while birds of prey glide through the skies beside you. And, at the end of each action-packed day, you can relax in your lodge’s plunge pool, or snuggle up by the fire under the stars.

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The ‘Big Five’

Amboseli is famous for its elephants, as it has one of the world’s highest populations of these gentle giants. During your holiday to Amboseli National Park, you might even be able to spot some of the world-famous “big tuskers”. It’s one of the few places where you can still see these fabled creatures, whose tusks have grown so long they almost drag along the ground.

You’ll be able to see three more members of Africa’s ‘Big Five’, as buffalo, lions and elusive leopards also call the park home. Rhinos are sadly extinct in Amboseli, but you will be able to see hyenas, gazelles, zebra, wildebeest, and the endangered Maasai giraffe. Your safari guided will also be able to point out smaller creatures, such as vervet monkeys, black-backed jackals and bat-eared foxes – you’ll spot them scurrying in search of food, as they flit between the trees and shrubbery.

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Bird-watching in Amboseli

Visit Amboseli during low season, and you’ll discover a twitcher’s paradise. The park’s unique combination of wetlands and woodlands forms the perfect habitat for hundreds of bird species.

Every year, between April and June, and November to December, migratory birds make Amboseli their temporary home. With all sorts of species – from egrets, kingfishers and hornbills, to cranes, flamingos and pelicans – Amboseli’s swamps become some of the best bird-watching venues in the world.

Look up, meanwhile, and you could see up to 40 different species of birds of prey. You might spot owls, eagles, kestrels and vultures – and perhaps even spot the rare taita falcon, as it pursues other birds in dramatic mid-air chases.

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Best time to visit Amboseli

Although Amboseli National Park is open to visitors all year round, June to October is the best time to go. This is the dry season, so you’ll be able to enjoy a great combination of excellent game-viewing and lovely weather. But July to September can be very busy. So, alternatively, you could travel during the shorter dry period – from January to February – when the park tends to be quieter.

Bird-watchers could consider going in the wetter seasons, when migrations bring huge flocks of birds to the region. You’ll be able to see the all sorts of species between April and June, or November and December.

Throughout the year, daytime temperatures in Amboseli hover between 20°C and 30°C, while nights are cooler and usually fall closer to 15°C.

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Things to do in Amboseli

Things to do in Amboseli

Our Kenya tours allow you to explore all that Amboseli National Park has to offer. You can visit the park as part of our Classic Kenya itinerary or, for a longer trip, check out our two-week East Africa Explorer itinerary. We can tailor the details to suit you. Perhaps you’d like to visit a local tribe on the outskirts of the park? Or climb Observation Hill for breath-taking views of the landscape and the animals gathered around the swamps below.

You can explore the park through dawn and dusk game drives, which set off from your safari lodge. For a unique experience, wake up early and soar over the plains on a hot-air balloon ride. You’ll be able to see herds of elephants and grazing buffalo on the plains below, while birds of prey glide through the skies beside you. And, at the end of each action-packed day, you can relax in your lodge’s plunge pool, or snuggle up by the fire under the stars.

Show More
Show Less

The ‘Big Five’

The ‘Big Five’

Amboseli is famous for its elephants, as it has one of the world’s highest populations of these gentle giants. During your holiday to Amboseli National Park, you might even be able to spot some of the world-famous “big tuskers”. It’s one of the few places where you can still see these fabled creatures, whose tusks have grown so long they almost drag along the ground.

You’ll be able to see three more members of Africa’s ‘Big Five’, as buffalo, lions and elusive leopards also call the park home. Rhinos are sadly extinct in Amboseli, but you will be able to see hyenas, gazelles, zebra, wildebeest, and the endangered Maasai giraffe. Your safari guided will also be able to point out smaller creatures, such as vervet monkeys, black-backed jackals and bat-eared foxes – you’ll spot them scurrying in search of food, as they flit between the trees and shrubbery.

Show More
Show Less

Bird-watching in Amboseli

Bird-watching in Amboseli

Visit Amboseli during low season, and you’ll discover a twitcher’s paradise. The park’s unique combination of wetlands and woodlands forms the perfect habitat for hundreds of bird species.

Every year, between April and June, and November to December, migratory birds make Amboseli their temporary home. With all sorts of species – from egrets, kingfishers and hornbills, to cranes, flamingos and pelicans – Amboseli’s swamps become some of the best bird-watching venues in the world.

Look up, meanwhile, and you could see up to 40 different species of birds of prey. You might spot owls, eagles, kestrels and vultures – and perhaps even spot the rare taita falcon, as it pursues other birds in dramatic mid-air chases.

Show More
Show Less

Best time to visit Amboseli

Best time to visit Amboseli

Although Amboseli National Park is open to visitors all year round, June to October is the best time to go. This is the dry season, so you’ll be able to enjoy a great combination of excellent game-viewing and lovely weather. But July to September can be very busy. So, alternatively, you could travel during the shorter dry period – from January to February – when the park tends to be quieter.

Bird-watchers could consider going in the wetter seasons, when migrations bring huge flocks of birds to the region. You’ll be able to see the all sorts of species between April and June, or November and December.

Throughout the year, daytime temperatures in Amboseli hover between 20°C and 30°C, while nights are cooler and usually fall closer to 15°C.

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