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Discover the best times to visit Kenya

Kenya has great wildlife viewing opportunities year round, but by far the most popular time to visit is in July and August as the Great Migration of wildebeest and zebras cross the Tanzanian border into the Masai Mara Reserve. The best time to see the incredible variety of wildlife in Kenya is towards the end of the dry season, July- October, and February after the shorter rains. During the rains, and just after, wildlife is harder to spot as the “green season’ vegetation hides them from view.

Temperatures all year round are warm, with averages hovering around 23-26°c. In Kenya's 'winter’ season (June- September), evenings can feel cold and nighttime temperatures drop to as low as 7°c at higher altitudes. The coastal region usually feels hotter than the mainland, because of the humidity levels, and ocean temperatures remain at a warm 23-27°c all year round. From November to March underwater visibility is excellent for snorkelling. The hottest time of year to visit is between January and March, but this is a great time to see most of Africa’s famous wildlife.  You might even see some clashes between predators and prey as access to water becomes more difficult and animals are hungry.

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