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Giraffe, El Karama Lodge, Laikipia, Kenya

The best time to visit Cuba

The best time to visit Kenya is from July to September. Freshly nourished from the rains, the dry season sweeps in as if to herald the start of the epic Great Migration, where millions of wildebeest and zebra travel from Tanzania.

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Visiting Kenya in January

The hottest month across much of the country, and an excellent time to spot wildlife with lower visitor numbers. The seas are at their clearest, the landscape is still lush, but it is dry and sunny in general.

Visiting Kenya in February

The high temperatures continue, and it remains virtually dry, but the landscape should still be fairly green. Conditions are still excellent for wildlife viewing, with lower visitor numbers.

Visiting Kenya in March

The start of the main rainy season, but still good for wildlife viewing with the chance to see newborns.

Visiting Kenya in April

This is not the ideal time to travel. Some lodges close as the rainy season gets into full swing. Roads can be treacherous, and the coast becomes very hot and wet.

Visiting Kenya in May

May is the height of the rainy season and so many places will be closed with driving conditions becoming poor due to the heavy rainfall.

Visiting Kenya in June

The rains start to abate, and the landscape is as green and lush as it gets. This does make spotting wildlife a little trickier, but it is a beautiful time across the country.

Visiting Kenya in July

The start of the mass migration into the Masai Mara. Dry weather dominates across the country, with the occasional shower. This is the coolest month, with visitor numbers increasing.

Visiting Kenya in August

This is peak season in Kenya, especially in the Masai Mara, where it is the peak of the Great Migration. Exceptional game viewing is possible as animals congregate around watering holes and rivers.

Visiting Kenya in September

The weather remains dry, and there are still fantastic opportunities for game viewing in the Masai Mara as wildlife gathers around watering holes.

Visiting Kenya in October

As the temperatures rise, so does the chance of a shower or two. The herds of wildlife begin to leave the Masai Mara, but plenty of residents can still be seen. Visitor numbers are lower and it is a great time to visit across the country.

Visiting Kenya in November

The start of the short rainy season, as temperatures continue to increase. Many destinations are open, but around Laikipia, places close at this time.

Visiting Kenya in December

The end of the year brings the peak of the short rainy season. Hot and wet conditions dominate, but the scenery is beautiful and green, and there is still plenty of wildlife to be seen.

Kenya climate guide

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Amboseli National Park
Lamu Archipelago
Masai Mara National Reserve
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Samburu National Reserve
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  • Amboseli National Park
  • Lamu Archipelago
  • Masai Mara National Reserve
  • Nairobi
  • Samburu National Reserve
  • Watamu

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