Kenya in September

September weather and where to go

Similarly to August, September sees dry days and larger numbers of tourists due to the wildebeest migration, so you must remember to book well in advance.Please note: the below chart shows averages based on the Masai Mara, apart from water temperature which is given for the Kenyan Coast. As the possibility of seeing the migration dies down towards the end of the month, lodges and parks will steadily get quieter. 

The weather will slowly begin to creep into the higher temperatures and with clear skies remaining this is a great time to take part in quieter safaris. Wildlife is still easily visible due to the clear landscapes and the need for animals to flock towards sources of water. Migratory birds will also be present, so budding photographers should have their binoculars and cameras at the ready!

September can still be a great time to see the migration as they wildebeest and zebra graze the plains, big cats and other predators pick off the tastiest ones, potentially leading to some wonderful action.

As the hours of sunshine increase throughout September, Lake Naivasha can be a great place to relax at the start or end of your safari journey whilst also still having the opportunity to view some of the beautiful yet less sought-after safari animals such as zebra, giraffe, impala and hippos.

Additionally, September is a good time to see the much-loved and much-photographed flamingos at Lake Nakuru and Lake Bogoria. We cannot guarantee which location will have the majority of flamingos at any one time so why not book a trip that encompasses both! 

Warmer layers may still be needed at higher altitudes and during early morning and late evening drives, but you will also be provided with blankets while on the game drives to keep you cosy. 


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