Kenya

Kenya In October

Information to help you plan your safari

As the last month of the dry season, October is your last chance to enjoy clear and dry conditions in Kenya’s national parks and reserves before the rains return.

At a Glance

Overview

  • Days and nights will remain dry and clear, while temperatures are generally warm to very hot, but cold in the evenings.
  • There is very little chance of rainfall and thus a negligible amount of mosquitoes.
  • Photographers in particular can take advantage of the great wildlife-viewing conditions, with high concentrations around watering holes making for fantastic photo opportunities.

 

Where to Go

  • If you’re unable to travel to Kenya’s coast in January or February – the peak time for marine activities – October also offers good conditions for divers and snorkellers, with tropical reef exploration at the top of many to-do lists.
  • Also on the coast, the west-facing beaches of Funzi Keys Island are a great place to watch some spectacular sunsets.
  • Huge numbers of migratory birds will be flying in from Europe at this time – the northern region of Amboseli National Park and the western side of Lake Nakuru are particular hotspots.
  • The Great Migration will depart from the Masai Mara in October, but the herds may still be seen in the southeast.

 

Things to Remember

  • October could be ideal for budget-conscious travellers, as accommodation availability increases and prices fall significantly.
  • Occasional rainfall – typically afternoon showers – can occur towards the end of the month, while coastal areas have been known to be affected by the southeasterly monsoon.

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