the best time to go to kenya
Due to Kenya’s equatorial setting, the country enjoys year-round warm weather and relatively low annual rainfall. However, with a range of altitude and the country’s two rainy seasons, it is possible you will experience some variation depending on when and where you visit. The temperatures vary greatly from Nairobi to Laikipia, Nakuru to the coastal regions.
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In summary, the best time to go to Kenya is...
- June to October is the dry season with clear skies and less humidity, however, morning can be cool so bring layers for early game drives.
- The coastal lowlands experience constant high temperatures and sea breezes which make it ideal year-round.
- The spectacular annual wildebeest migration is a changeable and spontaneous natural event so cannot be pinned down to a particular month. As a general rule they tend to arrive between July and September and stay in the Mara between October and November. They then start their migration back towards the Serengeti around December of January.
Kenya is warm year-round, but there are some variations in temperature depending on when and where you want to go.