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.
Amboseli Travel Guide
Other Amboseli Travel Info
Weather in Amboseli
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)
Amboseli Temperatures (Celsius)
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)
Amboseli Perceived Temperature (C)
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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
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.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Amboseli (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
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.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
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
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.