• Bahati the leopard with cub,Kenya

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


  • 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.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Kenya. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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