Kenya - When To Visit


When to visit Kenya
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The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the dry season from late June to October. Mid-December to March is a 2nd dry season of hot, usually rainless weather. The wildebeest migration typically reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania.

In the rainy seasons, the typical pattern is for rain to fall as a torrential downpour, lasting perhaps half an hour to an hour, with the sun then coming out and drying the wet ground in minutes.

On the coast, the most reliable months for good water clarity fall between October and March, and especially January and February. Heavy rains bring run-off into the rivers, subsequently reducing visibility. Sea temperatures are consistently high throughout the year, ranging from 23°C in July to 27°C in March.

Ideas by month (click on a month)

  • Dhow racing

    Lamu dhows are famous for their speed and during the season various races are take place. Each race usually involves 10...

  • Lewa Safari Marathon

    This fundraising event for rhino conservation hosts 1,000 runners from over 20 different countries. This marathon is regarded as one...

  • Mombasa Carnival

    November is when the city of Mombasa celebrates Kenyan culture with a carnival by the Indian Ocean. Artists, dancers, musicians...

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