When to go

Kenya has a tropical climate, basically hot and humid, but the altitude and the monsoons blowing from the Indian Ocean determine varying conditions throughout the year. Generally, the climate is milder and variable inland, while along the coast it’s hot and humid all year round. The best times for a safari in Kenya are between June and October and from December to March, during the dry season, when sightings are easier and more numerous because wildlife gathers around waterholes and the vegetation is sparse. The green season, especially in April and May, is less favourable in terms of climate and game viewing. This is a general indication, supposing this is your first safari in Kenya and that your priority is game viewing. Every season has its charm though, colours and nuances that make it unique and offers the opportunity of different encounters and experiences. If you have any special needs or interests or simply want to know more, please do not hesitate to contact us. We will be happy to advise you on the best time for your safari experience in Kenya.

Dry season

June – October and December – March

Best for: experiencing the great wildebeest migration in the Maasai Mara National Reserve and nearby conservacies (July to October), game viewing in the national parks, snorkeling and diving on the coast.

Green season

November and April – May

Best for: birdwatching, landscape photography, watching herbivores giving birth.