Amboseli National Park is in southern Kenya. It’s known for its large elephant herds and views of immense Mount Kilimanjaro, across the border in Tanzania. Observation hill offers panoramas of the peak and the park’s plains and swamps.
The varied wildlife includes giraffes, zebras, cheetahs and hundreds of bird species. The western section is dominated by vast Lake Amboseli, which is dry outside the rainy season.
Amboseli National Park is a year-round destination, with generally warm temperatures. Popular times for wildlife viewing include the drier months (Jul–Oct), when vegetation is reduced and animals congregate at water sources.
The park has 2 rainy seasons (Mar–May and Nov–Dec), when heavier rains may make roads impassable. Peak bird watching season is Oct–Jan, when migratory species inhabit the park. It’s a Natural area with abundant wildlife, including free-ranging elephants & 600 species of birds.
Spot big game on this Kenya safari over the open plains of Amboseli National Park, returning in the evenings to the comfort of your own luxury safari tent. With the quintessential African landscape as your backdrop, head out in search of lions, elephants, rhinos and other large animals, and meet the famous semi-nomadic Masai.
Enjoy Africa at its best, in one of Kenya classic tours (and most breath-taking) parks. Amboseli National Park is undisputedly one of the most scenic national parks in Kenya.
It is not only home to the Big Five, but also a rich play field of diverse wildlife and vegetation ranging from antelopes, monkeys, hyenas, giraffes, crocodiles, peacocks and ostriches. Its vast landscape offers scenic hills and swamps in the stretch of 8, 000 square kilometres of land cover.
Experience the wonderful views of Mt. Kilimanjaro and take photos of the wildlife against the background of the mountain. Isn’t this wonderful? This park also has large herds of elephants which make the experience even more fantastic and great photo taking moments.
A cultural visit to the local villages: The local communities living around the Amboseli National Park are a unique ethnic group in East Africa. The Maasai community is known for its traditional culture that has not been affected by modernization of the African continent. They lead a tribal way of life, which is worth exploring especially their traditional dances and clothing.
Go on an epic Game Drive: Going on a game drive in the Amboseli is more than just landscape viewing and encountering animals. The Amboseli is a unique formation of nature that is most dry and covered by dust from recurrent winds, which create a “dust devil” phenomenon. This happens from time to time depending on the changes in atmospheric pressure to build a mini-twister like impression in the air.
However, as much it is enjoyable to watch, keep safe distance from it since it uncomfortable on the skin. Game drives in the Amboseli also provide a truly refreshing encounter of watching the sunrise and sunset in exceptional hues of colour change over the horizons.
Nature photography: The Amboseli National Park is probably Africa’s irrefutable background of scenic brilliance. The beautiful scene of the ice-capped Mount Kilimanjaro; which is the highest mountain in the African continent- provides the perfect backdrop for nature photography.
Make sure you carry a standard camera and back up storage cards to capture the beauty of nature and carry those moments with you! The Amboseli is absolutely the embodiment of the African jungle which can be compared to the prairies of the Americas.
To get the best out of nature photography in the Amboseli, camp in the wild and watch the nature and animal behaviour unfold, from the roars of lions to the lightning speed of cheetahs hunting in the bush.