Where In Kenya Is Amboseli National Park Located? Amboseli national park is located in the Southern region lying within Rift Valley province of Kenya in Loitoktok district. This national park has a great history, which ranks it to be among the oldest protected area in the country because it was first gazette as a game reserve in 1906 and then it later got declared as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1991 before it was officially established as a national park in 1974. Amboseli National park is one of the premium national parks which shares boarders with other countries like; Tanzania and it covers a total surface area of about 392 square kilometers hence being surrounded with many beautiful physical features like; Acacia woodlands, swamps, marshlands, rocky thorny bushes, stunning water bodies such as; Lake Amboseli and Mountains like; Mount Kilimanjaro. More so, this national park is famously known and commonly visited because it hosts the largest population of African elephants compared to all other national parks in Kenya.  

How to access Amboseli National park.

Amboseli National park is located in a distance of about 365 kilometers and about 226 miles from the Southeast of Nairobi. More so, this national park is found within the Northwestern region of Mount Kilimanjaro therefore also covering a distance of about 460 kilometers from Tsavo East national park wen tourists enter the park through Kimana Gate. However, for individuals planning to visit within Amboseli national park, they are always encouraged to use both road transport most especially for those who want to explore more as they enjoy the road trips and sight see at many attractions in the country along their way as they also enjoy the beautiful landscapes or Air Transport. 

Road transport.

For those tourists who choose to use road transport they are always able to take a drive of about 3 to 4 hours from Nairobi to the park. In addition, a national park can both be accessed from the North of Nairobi and fro the South of Mombasa along the coastal area. More so, if one is from Nairobi, there are two main routes which are the best to use to be able to access the park such as; individuals can go through Nairobi to Namanga which is on Nairobi to Arusha road and this route is considered as the shortest use which is always favourable for the day trips as it leads you through Meshanani gate. More so, the second route goes from Nairobi to Mombasa road via Email, which leads tourists to the Southern part through Kimana in Olkelunyiet Gate in order to be able to access the park.

When to go to Amboseli National park.

High/ Peak season.

Tourists should note that the best time to visit Amboseli national park is during the dry season, which is also ranked as the peak season, and it is between months of June to October. During this period, the grass is always shorter which makes it easier for individuals to capture classic views of the animals even when they are at far distance. More so, the days are sunny and there is less rainfall received within this period. However, the rates tend to be high.

Low/ wet season.

The wet season is always between months of November to May and it is noted that there are short rains peak in November and the long rains from April to May and this period of time is seen as the best for bird watching due to the fact that it is when the breeding of birds takes place and large numbers of birds are spotted while they move from one place to another. More so, it is the best time for photography and when one can capture scenic views of Mount Kilimanjaro due to the lush green vegetation. More so, the rates within this season tend to be low because of the wet road conditions, which normally are common within months of April to May.

Where In Kenya Is Amboseli National Park Located?
Game Drives in Amboseli

Accommodation Facilities in Amboseli National park.

Amboseli National park has a variety of many comfortable accommodation facilities that are always available for the guests who choose to have their stay within the park. however, all these lodging facilities are ranged and put in different classes such as; from budget, mid-range and luxury and they offer their guests with good facilities such as; free breakfast, free WI-FI which enables them to keep clear communications with their people at home, a 24 hour room service, a 24 hour tight security, laundry and ironing services, good restaurants which provide guests with delicious meals, free parking and they contain en-suite bathrooms which have both cold and warm showers.

Therefore, some of these lodging facilities include; Amboseli Eco camp, little Amanya camp, Amboseli Serena safari lodge, Elewana tortilis camp, Sentrim Amboseli lodge, Tulia Amboseli camp, Tawi lodge, Ol Tukai safari lodge and many others.

Contact our trusted tour operators for more information concerning where Amboseli National park is located in Kenya and Book with our tours and travel companies such as; Focus East Africa Tours who offer the best tour packages while on your Adventurous safari in Kenya.