Kenya In November

At this time Kenya is in the 'short rains' perios. You can still travel at this time, and it could be a good choice if you are looking to cut costs.

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Information to help you plan your safari

Wildlife-viewing becomes more difficult as short rains return, but the bush will blossom once again and the chance of seeing newborn animals is a big draw for many safari-goers.

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At a Glance

Overview

  • Temperatures in November are high enough for you to wear light layers, but waterproofs can save you from getting caught in the rain.
  • As the month progresses, short rains blow in from the Persian Gulf, with mornings and evenings becoming cooler.
  • In early November, wildlife will continue to cluster around what few water sources remain, which is good news for those seeking high chances of sightings.
  • The dry and sometimes dusty conditions of Kenya’s wilderness become more verdant thanks to the coming rains.

 

Where to Go

  • Those seeking an alternative to safaris may choose to attend the Mombasa Carnival in November, a popular event that celebrates local culture in the form of music, dancing, woodwork and more.
  • Although the Great Migration has since departed, baby animals and migratory birds abound in the Masai Mara, offering new opportunities for photographers.

 

Things to Remember

  • November is a shoulder-season month, which means prices and visitor numbers are markedly lower compared to the preceding dry-season months. Despite this, it is still advisable to reserve accommodation in advance.
  • Mosquitoes will begin to make themselves known with the arrival of the rains. Make sure to pack repellent.

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