Best Time to Travel to Kenya

Best Time to Travel to Kenya2019-01-18T09:15:44+00:00

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Kenya is an all year round tourist destination through the climate varies hugely between the rainy and dry seasons, However, it all depends on an individual interest of travel as some months are better than others for certain special viewing. Kenya is divided into two by the equator hence it experiences both summer and winter. Daytime temperatures average between 20°C/68°F and 28°C/82°F, but it is warmer on the coast which is hot and humid all year round. However, climate can vary dramatically depending on altitude and proximity to the ocean.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE YEAR:

January to March

  • Weather: Dry season, and towards the end of March it gives way for the rain season.
  • Animals: Calving season for the wildebeest, lots of babies born, and the grass is grazed down and wildlife gather close to water points, easy wildlife viewing. Lots of Migratory birds some from Europe.
  • Quotation: Safari price average, It’s the high season.
  • Population: The parks are less crowded hence private and exclusive tours.
  • Recommended: Good time for a safari.

April to June

  • Weather: Temperatures drop after the rains and/or sometimes it might rain hence grasses are somehow long; it’s fairly cloudy and sometimes cooler weather is experienced depending on where you are.
  • Animals: Lots of babies have been born; the parks are turning green again hence great time for photography at this time of year. For the birders, some of the migratory birds are still around.
  • Quotation: Safari price lowest, Affordable (Low or Green season)
  • Population: Fewer people travel hence you will often have facilities largely to yourself
  • Recommended: Good time for safari

July to October

  • Weather: The month of July is the coolest month followed by the hot and dry weather seasons.
  • Animals: Wildebeest, migrating from the Serengeti, start arriving in the Masai Mara. Wildlife gathering close to water points and expect the wildebeest to start crossing the famous Mara River.
  • Quotation: Safari price Highest, It’s the peak season.
  • Population: Its summer period, Park roads are full of tourists
  • Recommended: Good time for safari

November to December

  • Weather: The “short rains” might start,
  • Animals: Shortgrass after the migration hence excellent view for the cats hunting,
  • Quotation: Safari price average, It’s the high season.
  • Population: The parks are less crowded hence private and exclusive tours.
  • Recommended: Good time for safari

Kindly contact us for guidance on the best time to travel based on your needs and expectations.

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