Temperatures and humidity will remain high, especially in inland areas, while evenings tend to be cooler.
The dry northeasterly monsoon winds known as kaskazi are present during March, and can be felt blowing in on the coast.
The rains will arrive towards the end of March, which may result in mountain park closures as tracks become muddy and sometimes impassable.
Short plains grasses and limited water sources make for great wildlife-viewing, but as the rains return, animals will spread out and vegetation will become more lush.
Where to Go
Before the rains arrive, clear waters provide excellent conditions for snorkelling and diving. Afterwards, high temperatures and heavy rain along the coast make beach trips less than ideal.
The East African Arts Festival takes place in Nairobi every March, offering an exciting schedule of art, music, fashion, literature and theatre events to enjoy.
The Great Migration is absent during March, but wildlife-viewing is excellent across many of Kenya’s national parks, reserves and conservancies.
Things to Remember
Although March isn’t in high season and thus offers better pricing and camp/lodge availability than other months, it is worth bearing in mind that some safari properties will close for the upcoming wet season.
Photographers will want to pay particular attention to the arrival of the rains, as the bush will grow greener with each passing day.