May weather and where to go
The ‘long’ rains continue into May across many parts of Kenya, even the coastal regions and Mombasa, despite their temperatures remaining relatively high. Please note: the above chart shows averages based on the Masai Mara, apart from water temperature which is given for the Kenyan Coast.
Due to the high levels of precipitation, the green season is in full swing and lush flora and fauna spring up everywhere enhancing landscape shots dramatically. As with April, many animals will be seeking out shelter from the rain during this period which can make wildlife sightings much more difficult, but can result in some incredible photos.
If you are a seasoned safari-goer and have experienced the drier months, it could be a good excuse to experience Kenya in a completely different light. We wouldn’t recommend May for safari first-timers as chances are you won’t spot as much wildlife.