July weather and where to go
July in Kenya sees a slight drop in the mercury, with daytime temperatures dropping to around 20-23°C and approximately 8-10°C between dusk and dawn. The wind chill factor on game drives will also come into play making it feel more like 5°C, so be prepared with lots of layers especially for morning and night drives. This is even more important in higher altitude parks and conservancies such as the Mara and Laikipia. Please note: the below chart shows averages based on the Masai Mara, apart from water temperature which is given for the Kenyan Coast.
Of course, there are no guarantees, however this is usually the month when we see thousands of wildebeest and zebra crossing from Tanzania to Kenya. They jump over the croc-infested waters of the Mara River looking for greener plains to graze on, often getting picked off by the hungry reptiles as they pile into the water. Big cats and other predators stalk their prey, picking of the weak and injured as easy meals. Viewing this wildlife spectacle is a real once in a lifetime experience and we have year of experience getting people to the right place at the right time to see it.
July is known to be one of the most exciting months to visit Kenya, as it is finally time for the great migration river crossings.