Watch the Big Five animals, witness the Great Migration, relax on the golden sandy beach or go on an adventure on the slopes of Mount Kenya … our advice for choosing the right travel time and destination for you. ‘Activity.
Kenya, located on the equator, enjoys a consistently hot and humid climate, although it varies widely between coastal and mountainous hinterlands. There are two dry seasons: one short, January to February, and the other long, from late June to October. November and December are characterized by low rainfall but the wet season extends from March to May.
When is the best time to safari in Kenya’s national parks?
Kenyan national parks can be visited all year round, but the dry season, January to March and July to October, is the best. In the second dry season, when the mercury is between 25 C and 27 ° C, one of the most impressive animal spectacles in the world, coincides with the Great Migration. From Serengeti National Park in Tanzania, thousands of wildbeasts, zebras and antelopes slowly move north to reach the Masai Mara pastures. If you want to cross the river full of crocodiles, August is the best time. In September and October, survivors from these dangerous crossings fill the plains to kill.
It is also a good idea to visit Lake Nakuru during the dry season, as rain can disrupt game drives during the wet months. Views of Mount Kilimanjaro from Amboseli National Park hit and miss, but you’ll have a better chance of enjoying them when the sky is cloudy and the thermometer is displayed between 26 ° C and 30 নভেম্বর C from November to early May or late afternoon.
It also has the advantage of short wet season from November to December. At this time of year, the parks are beautifully green and the number of tourists is much less. Rain falls mostly in the afternoon and migratory birds flock to take advantage of the abundance of insects. However, it is best to avoid the wet season from March to May, as the rains are often incessant.
When is the best time to visit Kenya’s beaches and islands?
The coastal region of Kenya, from Mombasa to the island of Lamu, experiences hot and humid weather throughout the year. However, with more rain between mid-March and May, this is a time to avoid if you are planning to go to the beach on your Kenya safari. Diving and snorkeling enthusiasts will love to enjoy the clear sea at 26 degrees Celsius in October, November and March. Kenya’s tropical waters are also famous for hosting migratory whale sharks, especially around Diane Beach from October to April. If you plan to combine the coastal location in Mombasa with the discovery of Masai Mara, travel in August or September. If you plan to relax in Malindi, January and February are best, when the average temperature is 28 ° C.
When is the best time to hike around Mount Kenya?
Two dry seasons are considered the best time to climb Mount Kenya, Africa’s second highest mountain, with peaks rising to 5,199 meters. However, the weather and temperature are unpredictable, and vary greatly depending on the altitude and even the time of day. January, February and September are generally considered to be the most reliable months in terms of weather, with enough warmth to offset cold nights due to sunny days and high altitudes. These months are therefore preferred by hiking enthusiasts to venture into the high slopes of Mount Kenya, covered with bamboo forests and exotic plants such as giant groundsells and lobelia.
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