Log In Join Us

Amboseli National Park

44 reviews

About Amboseli National Park

Country found in: Kenya
Parks total area: 392 km² (151 mi²)
Year established: 1974
Park wildlife: 11 animals listed
Anti-malarial: Recommended

What YAS members think of Amboseli National Park

Quality of wildlife:
Crowdedness*:
Quality of lodging:
Most-visited months: February, January
# days visited: 1
Top animal sighting: Elephant

* Crowded parks have a lower rating

Amboseli National Park map

Located in the Loitoktok District of Kenya’s Rift Valley province, home to the Masai, Amboseli National Park—previously known as Masai Amboseli Game Reserve—is located 140 km (87 miles) south of Nairobi and just northwest of snow-capped, free-standing Mount Kilimanjaro. The Kilimanjaro-adjacent park is known for its elephants and proffers 392 km² (151 miles²) of remarkable scenery.

Part of a larger ecosystem surrounding the border of Kenya and Tanzania, Amboseli is a study in contrasts, mingling the browns of savannah and elephant with the blues of mountain and sky to grand effect and plentiful habitat. Plains, woodland, bush country, swamp and marshland dot the park, and impala, cheetah, hyena, giraffe, wildebeest and zebra ramble alongside the big five, beneath hundreds of flitting bird species and against the background of majestic Mount Kilimanjaro. Underground water supplied by the mountain’s ice cap and filtered through its volcanic rock pools in two clear-water springs within the park.

Amboseli doesn’t allow safari by foot, but safari by vehicle, horseback and hot air balloon each provide extraordinary views of animal, vegetable and mineral, and the park’s Observation Hill overlooks mountain and mammal alike.

When to visit Amboseli National Park?

January through March and July through October are the best times to visit, with July through October coinciding with the dry season. It is during the dry season that the animals are forced around the remaining water supplies and make for some great game viewing. That said, the dry season is also peak tourist season and, given Amboseli's small size, can mean crowds. The long rains come in March and run through the end of May, but also mean lush, green scenery and flowers. Very few lodges close during the rainy season, so budget-hunters may wish to consider the off-season. 

Write a review

Amboseli National Park tour packages

Showing 10 of 562 tour packages. Click here to see all tours.

Tour by: Transtrek Safaris

Game drives in Amboseli, Tsavo, the unique Nairobi national Park & the world renowned Masai Mara

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1965

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Cruzeiro Safaris

Amboseli National Park is a hub for hear of Elephants and other wildlife. Take a breather and visit this park to...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$350

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Jenman Safaris

10 days to and from Nairobi: Enjoy all the safari highlights, unspoilt culture and spectacular beauty that Kenya...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$2840

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Gracepatt Ecotours Kenya

See Large Elephant herds, Mt. Kilimanjaro peaks, Big five and observation hill which allows an overall view of ...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$450

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Kenya Safari Deals

See Africa's famous Big Five up close!

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$4599

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Papio Africa Holidays

Awesome and great package,join us for great memories ever.

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1680

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Ole Kenya Tours & Safaris

You shall be picked up by our driver/guide very early in the morning either at the Airport upon arrival to Kenya...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$1291

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Kiboko Kenya Safaris

This cross-border Safari takes you to premium wildlife safari destinations in Kenya and Tanzania. You'll enjoy g...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$3464

per person

Get quote

Tour by: Beyond Safaris

1 Night in Nairobi Serena on BB 2 Nights in Masai Mara Serena on FB 1 Nights Amboseli Serena on FB 2 Nights M...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$2360

per person

Get quote

Tour by: African Quest Safaris

Day 1: Nairobi Day 2: Nairobi – Arusha – Lake Manyara Day 3 & 4: Manyara- Serengeti (340 Kms – 5 Hours) Day 5...

Parks visited include:

Get quote

From

$9640

per person

Get quote
Showing 10 of 562 tour packages. Click here to see all tours.
Shortlisted tour operators: Operators: 1 You can shortlist up to 10 tour operators Up to 10 operators