Kenya

Kenya In February

Information to help you plan your safari

Hot, dry and with little rainfall, February is a great time for those interested in activities like horse riding, walking safaris, or the classic game drive.

At a Glance

Overview

  • In addition to the fine, clear days enjoyed throughout February, mosquitoes are also absent at this time of year.
  • Grasses are short due to the low rainfall, which aids in sightings of savannah wildlife.
  • February means the Great Migration is in the Serengeti, but don’t fret, as lots of wildlife will be congregating around Kenya’s shrinking rivers and waterholes at this time.

 

Where to Go

  • February is the driest month of the year in the Masai Mara, receiving just three days of rain on average.
  • With many young herbivores present in the adjacent Serengeti, the Masai Mara is full of predators at this time.
  • Laikipia is another good option, where safari-goers can view elephant herds away from the crowds sometimes associated with Kenya’s larger reserves.
  • Water clarity is high in February, providing ideal conditions for snorkelling, diving and other water-based activities.
  • Diani Beach boasts low chances of rain and cloud, giving you the opportunity to relax and unwind on the coast.

 

Things to Remember

  • Temperatures can drop significantly at night, so make sure to pack layers on your game drives.
  • Although more popular than January, the value and availability of camps and lodges remains good during February.

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