Visiting Amboseli National Park in October
Are looking at visiting Amboseli national park Kenya in October? Amboseli national park is open for visitors all the year round and this is attributed to several climatic conditions that are bound to the park and this means that the major activity of the Amboseli National Park which is game viewing can be easily done all the year-round within the park.
Amboseli national park is one of the perfect destinations but is famous for game viewing not only in Kenya but in the whole world as well. Amboseli national park features the increased population of African elephants which are permanent residents.
The open savannah grasslands dominated the park with the features of the short grass which allows them easy viewing and the game drives or viewing while visitors are touring the park. The wildlife in the Amboseli National Park always converges that the water holed within the park especially around the Lake Amboseli and the water holes areas.
Like any other destination in Kenya and Africa in general. Amboseli national park features two rainy seasons with the first rains longer than the second rains. The longer rains do happen from March to May and this is labeled as the low season or the green season in the tourism industry and visitors interested in exploring the Amboseli national park during this season, they must make sure that they hire and travel into the 4 wheel drive car.
You need to understand that sometimes this rain doesn’t affect the safari activities within the Amboseli national park and as the matter of fact, this rainy season is good for budget travelers. Most of the camps also provide discounts during this time and this makes it so interesting. The green season of the park during the rainy season provides the best habitat for the members of the big five animals.
Elephants are freely ranging within the short savannah grass more often seen during the rainy season as compared to the dry season. The other rainy season starts in the late months of October up to November and the second rains are short and little compared to the second rains presenting the best time for the breeding of the birds hence presents a good time for the bird-watching safaris.
Amboseli national park in October means the dry season and thus this is the best time when you should visit the Amboseli national park for game viewing safaris, During the dry season, the climate conditions are hot and dry which takes along. The long dry season is from June to October and the short one is from December to February. The morning and the nights are very cold while the days’ time is always very hot and so much refreshing. From late October up to November. Some of the short rains commence making October be the best period to visit the Amboseli National Park. Therefore the conditions in the Amboseli national park are neither so much dry nor too wet and the animals can be easily found near the well-established trails.
The coolest month that presents the bright sunlight are always form June up to September with temperatures going around the 25 degrees Celsius when it comes to the afternoon time In most case, the August and September produce average temperatures that rise to 26 degrees Celsius. These periods attract several visitors and this makes the park highly contested by the guest and this is regarded as the peak season within the tourism season and the high tourism season moves longer to Amboseli national park
Amboseli National Park in October is the time when the second rains are starting to come but late at the end or in the middle of the months. Even when it clocks this time, the temperatures start to change as the wet season is approaching. Therefore this is a very wonderful month for the Amboseli national park safaris. For those who are interested in seeing lions then October is the best month to see the lions. The park in October is not all that crowded thus it offers salient game drive safaris which are truly rewarding. The migratory birds also start to fly in during the month of October from all different corners of the world.
The birds will enjoy the great birding life in the Amboseli national park in the months of October as it is very easy to spot the wonderful bird species in the Amboseli national park in the months of October. Some of the bird species that you will enjoy include the common redshank, starlings, steel-blue whydah, Eurasian thick-knee, Rufous-bellied heron, chatterer, Pangani longclaw, African swamphen, starlings, and white-bellied go away among other bird species.
While planning for the October safaris in the Amboseli national; park you need to consider getting the accommodation facilities inside the park because some of the lodges may become hard to access during the rainy season. The southern part of the Amboseli National Park is the best where you can get the accommodation facility compared to other parts of the park.
The safari activities that you can do in Amboseli national park during October
We have different safari packages with several activities that you can get involved in while visiting the Amboseli national park in October. It is good if you take the 3 days Amboseli national park safari, 4 days Amboseli national park safari and for those interested in the birding safaris in the Amboseli national park, you can as well book for our 5 days birding safaris in Amboseli National Park. Birding safaris are longer though they are slow since you will have to take time to identify the birds following your birders guiding list.
Some of the best activities that you can engage in while in the park include the game watching safaris, birding safaris, hot air balloon safaris, scenic vies of the highest mountain Kilimanjaro peak, and the hot air balloon safaris. For the safaris experience in the Amboseli national park, you should there certain items that you should pack and these are based on the unexpected weather conditions and some of the activities that you need to pack for the Amboseli national park include;
Having the warm clothing, strong insect repellents, antimalarial, sunhats and sunglasses, water proof jackets and boots, long sleeved shirts among other activities.
The Amboseli national park in October is so interesting with wonderful scenic views and features the best time to visit the Amboseli national park, it is the time when the park is neither dry nor wet and thus it is goof for the cooling safari in this wonderful park called the home of the huge African elephants.