The name Amboseli is derived from a Maasai word meaning “salty-dust”, it has large herds of elephants that can be seen at a very close range, this park is also a haven for nature lovers as it has 4 different natural habitats; the dried-up bedrock of Lake Amboseli, the wet-lands with sulphur springs, the savannah and the woodlands.
In this park you will have a good and scenic view of Mt Kilimanjaro and an observation hill which allows one to view the whole park especially the swamps and the elephants.
The park encloses an interesting variety of habitats including dusty plains and marshy swamps, but it is the backdrop of snow-capped Kilimanjaro towering above the Amboseli plains that attracts most visitors to this scenic park.
Weather & Climate
In Amboseli, the average daytime temperature sits around a hot 28°C/82°F, while at night, the average doesn’t go much lower than a warm 15°C/59°F. Temperatures peak towards the end of the Wet season (October to May), with the April heat particularly fierce. Things cool down a little in the Dry season (June to September), after the downpours of the ‘long rains’, and before the lighter showers of the ‘short rains’.