*Amboseli National Park (map) — a swampy lowland Maasai park that is one of the best places anywhere in Africa to view large mammals, especially elephants
The “long rains” season occurs from March/April to May/June. The “short rains” season occurs from October to November/December. The rainfall is sometimes heavy and often falls in the afternoons and evenings. The hottest period is February and March, leading into the season of the long rains, and the coldest is in July, until mid-August.