sunset at kilimanjaro

Why visit Amboseli?

Situated toward the south and south-east, Amboseli boasts magnificent views of mighty Mount Kilimanjaro, which lies on the other side of the border. The park is known for its great elephant herds and the guides are experts at teaching their guests about these animals’ complex social interactions.

Covering a combined area larger than the island of Jamaica, Tsavo is home to high populations of game, although its sheer size makes every wildlife encounter rewarding. One of the area’s most special sightings is its red elephants, dyed by the ochre-rich soil.

Why Visit?

  • The area is famous for the dramatic views of Kilimanjaro, the highest free standing mountain in the world, and the highest peak on the African continent.
  • Famous for big herds of elephants.
  • Temperature ranges from 20-30 c and rainfall from 200mm – 700 mm with 2 rainy seasons
  • Size of 392 km² (151 sq mi)
  • Kenya’s second most popular national park after the Maasai Mara national reserve
  • Declared a UNESCO-Mab Biosphere Reserve in 1991
  • Amboseli has an endless underground water supply filtered through thousands of feet of volcanic rock from Kilimanjaro’s ice cap, which funnel into two clear water springs in the heart of the park.
  • Declared a National Park in 1974


Summer (November – March)
Min 20°C/68°F Max 34°C/94°F

Winter (June – August)
Min 11°C/52°F Max 25°C/77°F