The best times to visit Amboseli for ideal weather are

June 4th to September 16th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Amboseli Travel Info

Weather in Amboseli

Temperature

Average temperatures in Amboseli vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for about half of the year and otherwise nice with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 61st percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Amboseli, the hottest months are March, February, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 89.4°F (31.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 68.4°F (20.2°C) at night.

Amboseli Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Amboseli Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Amboseli Perceived Temperature (F)

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Amboseli Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Amboseli Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 86.5 76.2 65.9
Feb 87.9 76.9 66.9
Mar 88.6 77.8 67.9
Apr 85.8 76.2 67.9
May 83.3 73.7 65
Jun 82.2 72.1 62.1
Jul 80.7 70 59.6
Aug 81.4 70.9 60.6
Sep 84.3 73.1 62.5
Oct 86 75.1 65.5
Nov 84.5 75.1 67.1
Dec 83 74.6 66.9

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 30.3 24.6 18.8
Feb 31.1 24.9 19.4
Mar 31.4 25.4 19.9
Apr 29.9 24.6 19.9
May 28.5 23.2 18.3
Jun 27.9 22.3 16.7
Jul 27.1 21.1 15.3
Aug 27.4 21.6 15.9
Sep 29.1 22.8 16.9
Oct 30 23.9 18.6
Nov 29.2 23.9 19.5
Dec 28.3 23.7 19.4

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Amboseli are February, March, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early January. For example, on the week of January 1st there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 1 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Amboseli? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Amboseli.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Amboseli (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 1% 0 0.1
Feb 0% 0 0
Mar 0% 0 0
Apr 2% 0 0.4
May 1% 0 0.1
Jun 0% 0 0
Jul 0% 0 0
Aug 0% 0 0
Sep 0% 0 0
Oct 4% 0 0.4
Nov 7% 0 1.3
Dec 3% 0 0.9

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 1 0 0.3
Feb 0 0 0
Mar 0 0 0
Apr 2 0 1
May 1 0 0.3
Jun 0 0 0
Jul 0 0 0
Aug 0 0 0
Sep 0 0 0
Oct 4 0 1
Nov 7 0 3.3
Dec 3 0 2.3

 

Humidity and Wind

Amboseli has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is September (50.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (67.7%).

Wind in Amboseli is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is September, followed by October and August. September’s average wind speed of around 4.6 knots (5.2 MPH or 8.4 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in late August to early September where average top sustained speeds reach 10.9 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Amboseli.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 2.9 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Feb 2.8 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze
Mar 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.8 Light breeze
Apr 3.3 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
May 3.1 Barely noticeable 6.9 Light breeze
Jun 3.2 Barely noticeable 7 Gentle breeze
Jul 3.7 Barely noticeable 8.1 Light breeze
Aug 4.2 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4.6 Light breeze 8.6 Light breeze
Oct 4.4 Light breeze 8.8 Gentle breeze
Nov 3.9 Barely noticeable 7.5 Light breeze
Dec 2.9 Barely noticeable 6.1 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 54.6%
Feb 54.2%
Mar 53.7%
Apr 62.4%
May 63.2%
Jun 57.9%
Jul 54.3%
Aug 53%
Sep 50.8%
Oct 54.3%
Nov 63.3%
Dec 67.7%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Amboseli?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Kenya; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 18, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Amboseli, Kenya is December, followed by August and March. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Amboseli in September. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is somewhat extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 54 in September means 54% of the tourists vs. December.

 

 

Overall Amboseli Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 82.9°F (28.3°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is extremely rare with 0 to 1 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 0 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Amboseli, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 86.6°F (30.3°C) and 82.3°F (27.9°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 0 to 2 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Amboseli to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 89.4°F (31.9°C) and 82.4°F (28°C). On average, it rains or snows a very small amount: 0 to 1 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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