​Best Time To Visit – Amboseli NP

Anthony Ham
Expert
By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

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Although Amboseli National Park can be visited at any time of year, it is best to go in the dry months (June to October and January to February). Kilimanjaro is often obscured by clouds, but the best chances for a clear panorama are always in the early morning and late afternoon. Views can be especially good during the Wet season (November to May), when the sky is clear of dust.


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Best Time June to October and January to February (Best for general wildlife viewing; little to no rainfall)
High Season December to March and July to October (The reserve can get quite busy)
Low Season April to June (Low-season rates may apply)
Best Weather June to September and January to February (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather April (Wettest month)

June to October Dry Season

  • Wildlife watching is better when it’s dry and animals gather at water sources
  • Mainly sunny, with almost no rainfall
  • Getting around the park is easy with good track conditions
  • Malaria is much less of a problem in the Dry season
  • It gets very dry and dusty
  • The sky is hazy and the scenery isn’t as pretty
  • Views of Kilimanjaro are less spectacular

November to May Wet Season

  • Scenically the park is at its best and it’s very green in years of good rainfall
  • April to June is low season and lower rates may apply
  • Best time for bird watching and migratory birds are present
  • Views of Kilimanjaro are best after rainfall when the sky is clear of dust
  • Road conditions can be bad in April and May
  • The park can become very crowded during Easter

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