Kenya In May

With high levels of rain, the green season is in full swing. Wildlife spotting can be tricky due to animals taking shelter, but photo opportunities are amazing.

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Information to help you plan your safari

Rains are the key feature of this month, and although this does provide a treat for the eye in the form of lush green scenery, wildlife sightings are often tricky.

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At a Glance

Overview

  • Expect a lot of rain throughout the month, as well as relatively high temperatures and cooler evenings.
  • There is very little dust in the air during May, but there are a lot of mosquitoes to make up for it.
  • Tall grasses, dispersed wildlife and muddy tracks make for difficult wildlife sightings, but this may appeal to the safari-goer seeking a challenge.

 

Where to Go

  • Lots of rain, few sunshine hours, and high temperatures along the coast make May a bad month for sunbathers.
  • Water clarity is decreased compared to previous months, which is bad news for divers and snorkellers as well.
  • Wildlife may be more difficult to spot in May, but the profusion of greenery and colourful flowers throughout Kenya’s protected areas can be a real boon for those interested in their flora.

 

Things to Remember

  • As May is in the off season, accommodation prices are at their lowest, and some of Kenya’s properties will be closed.
  • Waterproofs are essential for all activities, but make sure to bring layers as well since temperatures fluctuate between the days and the evenings.
  • Keep your camera at the ready to take advantage of the lush foliage and shifting palette of clouds in the sky.

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