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January Overview

January falls within the summer season and temperatures are hot, however, the occasional shower is possible, particularly in the Masai Mara. The landscape is lush and green with long grass following the 'short rains' in November and December. This is an excellent time of year to spot wildlife in the national parks and reserves such as the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Tsavo East.

This is a great time for bird watching as migratory birds are present from September to April.

On the Kenyan coast the weather is hot and sunny in January. If you’re interested in diving in the Indian Ocean you can expect excellent conditions, with good underwater visibility and warm water temperatures.

February Overview

February falls within the summer season and temperatures are hot, however, the occasional shower is possible, particularly in the Masai Mara. The vegetation starts to dry up in the North, meaning wildlife congregates at waterholes and rivers. This is an excellent time of year to spot wildlife in the national parks and reserves such as the Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Amboseli, Tsavo West and Tsavo East.

This is a great time for bird watching as migratory birds are present from September to April.

On the Kenyan coast the weather is hot and sunny in February. If you’re interested in diving in the Indian Ocean you can expect excellent conditions, with good underwater visibility and warm water temperatures

April Overview

April is the start of the ‘long rains’ which last until June. This is not traditionally the best time for a Kenyan safari as the roads and tracks in the national parks and reserves can be flooded and often inaccessible. Furthermore, the abundance of vegetation and the wet weather makes for more difficult game viewing.

The beaches are best avoided at this time of year too.

It is worth noting that the weather is unpredictable and it is possible to travel in April with nothing but blue skies and phenomenal game viewing.

May Overview

Ma is not traditionally the best time for a Kenyan safari as the roads and tracks in the national parks and reserves can be flooded and often inaccessible. Furthermore, the abundance of vegetation and the wet weather makes for more difficult game viewing. 

The beaches are best avoided at this time of year too.

It is worth noting that the weather is unpredictable and it is possible to travel in May with nothing but blue skies and phenomenal game viewing.

November Overview

November sees the start of the ‘short rains’ which last for just a few weeks.

It tends to be hot and wet during this time. Some camps are closed for refurbishment due to the conditions (particularly in the north), however those camps that remain open have very good wildlife viewing opportunities.

As with April and May, it is worth noting that the weather is unpredictable and it is possible to travel with nothing but blue skies and phenomenal game viewing.

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