Kenya in June

June weather and where to go

Early June may still experience some of the rains brought in by the kusi monsoon. However, as the month progresses the cooler, drier weather develops. Please note: the above chart shows averages based on the Masai Mara, apart from water temperature which is given for the Kenyan Coast.

The climate throughout June becomes much more comfortable than the preceding months, particularly in the highlands. Although drier, it is likely to remain cloudy keeping sun and higher temperatures at bay. This can be a great time to travel with children as you don’t need to worry about humidity and constant sun cream application.

June can be slightly quieter than the later months due to the increased popularity surrounding the wildebeest migration season combined with the school summer holidays. This makes it an ideal time to visit popular parks and reserves without having to deal with larger crowds.

Wildlife viewing is best in the dry season, so June to October are the most popular months to visit.

There is a small possibility that the wildebeest migration may start as early as June, but there are no guarantees; this is wildlife after all. Generally, the infamous river crossings which see thousands of wildebeest and zebra crossing from Tanzania to Kenya under the hungry eye of predators, happen in July.

Amboseli National Park is a great choice for June as the slight rains of April and May have finished, leaving flourishing landscapes and the region is still fairly hot and dry. Famed for its large herds of free-ranging African elephants and a whole host of Kenyan birds, safaris here are fantastic – but don’t forget your sun hat and water bottle. 

The waterways at the heart of Meru National Park will be in full flow after the rainy season and will subsequently be a perfect spot to see the famous African fish eagle or the stunning colours of the African pygmy kingfisher. 

If you want to head to the coast after your wildlife safari, then this is a great time to hit the Kenya’s beaches. The coast is still hot during the day and could possibly see some rain, but it is relatively quiet, similar to the wildlife reserves. Evenings throughout Kenya can get quite cool, so a cosy jumper is essential.


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