December weather and where to go
The ‘short’ rains that begin in November are usually over by mid-December and therefore landscapes often look their best at this time, with green, thriving foliage. This again makes wildlife slightly more difficult to see but the guides will ensure you are in the best place to view and photograph as much as possible. Please note: the below chart shows averages based on the Masai Mara, apart from water temperature which is given for the Kenyan Coast.
The drier part of the season begins from now until March so is a great getaway from the cold festive period in the Northern Hemisphere. Christmas and New Year are just wonderful in Kenya, and spending your Christmas day on safari with your family, friends or loved ones makes it completely unforgettable. You can end your safari on a sunny beach too, beats rain and fog!
From December onwards, humidity increases in Tsavo and the coastal areas and, although it can get somewhat intense, December is still a great time to visit the coastal regions. The ocean breeze helps to temper the heat and the constant warm water temperature is a pleasure.