Kenya

Kenya in February

February weather and where to go

As with January, February in Kenya offers a relatively dry, clear climate suited to game drives and coastal diving.

February, in fact, experiences the lowest levels of precipitation in the Masai Mara of all the whole year, with only around three days of rain. Due to this, the chances of spotting the wildlife at the watering holes is higher, perhaps you’ll be lucky enough to see a herd of elephants playing in the water or a crocodile basking in the sun. Add to this the grazed-down grasses of the plains and you’re on to a winner. 

This does mean, however, that some of the parks are at their busiest, but we use guides and lodges who are experts at ensuring you have the very best experience possible and can head to some real hidden gems to get a little more privacy, and an all-round quieter experience.

Heading north to Laikipia at this time is also a great idea and provides a welcome opportunity to see some of Africa’s Big Five without the crowds of the larger reserves. The acacia bushland, home to several elephant herds, will still be lush from the short rains of November and December so it is likely you will hear the majestic creatures breaking their way through the trees while you are out on a game drive. The ambient weather also gives you a chance to fully enjoy the activities on offer in Laikipia, such as walking, horse-riding, fishing and swimming.

Diani Beach boasts low chances of rain and cloud giving you the opportunity to relax and unwind on the coast. Water and air temperatures remain high throughout February too and sea water clarity and visibility is good. Tropical fish, sea turtles and even dolphins can all be seen when exploring this stunning coastline. 

During February, the Great Migration is in the Serengeti of Tanzania, and with plenty of young wildebeest around, it is a haven for predators and big cats. Combine your Kenya safari with Tanzania to include the migration, and even with Rwanda for gorilla tracking - create the ultimate wildlife experience in February.

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