Kenya

Kenya in April

April weather and where to go

As Kenya sees an influx of rain during April the number of travellers die down but the green season is just beginning, bringing with it verdant landscapes and inclement conditions.  
Please note: the below chart shows averages based on the Masai Mara, apart from water temperature which is given for the Kenyan Coast.

The weather during April can produce some great moody, stormy backgrounds for wildlife and landscape photography, but be sure to take the correct gear with you to keep your camera equipment safe and dry. Our experts will be happy to offer you some advice on this if needed.

Rains can be continuous throughout the month and, when dry, it is likely to remain cloudy during this period.

Elephants are less likely to bathe in watering holes during this time as their temperatures will be balanced by the rains and subsequent cooler climate and other game may retreat to places of shelter making them harder to spot.

Driving round the Masaai Mara can be challenging during this season due to the wet conditions affecting the soil. This can make the whole experience somewhat more adventurous, if that is the type of experience you are looking for. Kenya expert Paul thinks this can sometimes be the ‘most fun and it is definitely a good way of avoiding the crowds’. After a wild safari, there is nothing better than relaxing on the beach. As the temperatures on the coast are still warm, you can still head to Kenya’s coast at this time for some beach relaxation, although beware you’ll likely get some rainfall. Showers do tend to be short and arrive late in the afternoon, or overnight. If you are looking to combine Kenya with somewhere with more predictable and calm weather, head to the Seychelles. 

After the rains commence in Kenya, the temperatures will start to drop with the onset of the kusi monsoon winds blowing from the southeast. Sunshine hours will also start to decrease so you will need to make the most of the time available to you. Although Kenya is best avoided in April, the quieter, stormy season may be preferable for some. 

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