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Amboseli

Kenya Kajiado National Park

About Amboseli

The Amboseli is a National Park in Kenya in the provinces of Kajiado. The park was established on 01.01.1974 and covers an area of 0.392 km². The Amboseli offers the possibility of self-drive safaris.

Amboseli is located in Kenya's southwest and borders directly on Tanzania. Due to its area, it is one of the smallest national parks in Kenya, yet the experiences there are absolutely magnificent. The park is known for its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Apart from the elephants, many plains animals are also easy to spot. There are fantastic photo opportunities and the early morning hours are best for clear views of Kilimanjaro.

General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high High
  • 50Mammals
  • 420Bird species
  • 0Reptile
  • 0Fish specie
  • 0Amphibians
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Official Name

Amboseli

Provinces

Kajiado

Area

0.392 km2

Foundation

1974-01-01

Vegetation

No information

Habitats

Grassland savannah,Swamp,Plains

Big Five-reserves

No

Self-drive-reserve

No

Entrance gates

4

Highlights

Amboseli is located in Kenya's southwest and borders directly on Tanzania. Due to its area, it is one of the smallest national parks in Kenya, yet the experiences there are absolutely magnificent. The park is known for its breathtaking views of Mount Kilimanjaro.
Apart from the elephants, many plains animals are also easy to spot. There are fantastic photo opportunities and the early morning hours are best for clear views of Kilimanjaro.

Landscape

The main habitat of the Amboseli is the Grassland savannah.

The landscape in Amboseli is very contrasting, including dusty plains and swamps, acacia forests, rocky thorn bushes and vast savannahs.

Entrance gate
Name Location
Meshanani North
Iremito East
Kimana South East
Kitirua South
General information
Biodiversity Sighting conditions
Very high High
  • 50Mammals
  • 420Bird species
The best travel time for Amboseli
The best travel time

Overview
Weather and climate

Excellent Good Okay Poor
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Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

Best tavel time

June (Beginning) - September (End)


Dry time

June (End) - October (End)

Climate

mild-warm


Tavel time

November (Beginning) - May (End)

Climate

mild-hot


High season

December (Beginning) - March (End)

July (Beginning) - October (End)


Low season

December (Beginning) - March (End)


Risk of Malaria

April - May

The rainy season takes place from Beginning November to End May The dry season first extended over the months from End June to End October inclusive. The best time to tour is Beginning June End September.

In Amboseli, the average daytime temperature is a hot 28°C and around 15°C at night. Temperatures peak towards the end of the rainy season, with the heat being particularly fierce in April. It cools down a little in the dry season. Rain typically falls as short, heavy showers. Early morning activities, such as game drives, require warm clothing.

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Top animal species

The Amboseli is home to 50 mammals such as Lion, Elephant, Leopard, Cape Buffalo, Cheetah as well as 420 bird species, 0 reptile species, 0 fish species and 0 amphibian species. The Amboseli provides Very high conditions for wildlife viewing.

Big Five

Lion

Big Five

Elephant

Big Five

Leopard

Big Five

Cape Buffalo

Cheetah

Giraffe

Zebra

Spotted hyena

Wildebeest

Hippopotamus

African Wild Dog

Serval

Ostrich

Jackal

Warthog

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