Best time to plan a trip to Kenya

Best time to plan a trip to Kenya : When you’re preparing a safari to Africa, what first comes to mind?  Maybe it’s the rich culture of the continent or the safaris on the expansive plains of the savannah. Africa undoubtedly has a lot to offer tourists, regardless of their ideal vacation itinerary. Kenya is among the most visited tourist safari destinations in Africa. The nation has legitimately earned a place on the list of the most popular tourist destinations because of its stunning national parks and the amazing wildebeest migration.

Kenya is regarded as a year-round travel destination, yet because of its varied terrain, it has a varied climate. This implies that for the best experience, you should find out when is the optimum time to visit the nation.

To understand when the best time to visit Kenya, let’s look at the country’s weather month by month:

  1. January to February.

Kenya experiences warm weather from early January to the end of February. It’s an excellent time for a safari because game viewing is at its height during this period. In addition to going game viewing in Amboseli and Maasai Mara, you may see flamingos at Lake Nakuru.

This time of year is ideal for those who enjoy the sea and diving on Kenya’s Indian Ocean Coast. It doesn’t get much better than this for sunbathing on sandy beaches, as the temperature hardly ever drops below 20 degrees Celsius.

  1. March to May.

Early March signals the start of the rainy seasons which runs through April and into May. Taking a safari at this period may not be an excellent choice given the flooding on the roads. There are also fewer creatures around at this time.

Nevertheless, the wet season has a few positives in it, if you’re seeking to bag an affordable price. Since it’s the off-season, there are less tourists, which translates to cheaper travel and accommodation costs.

It is recommended to stay away from the coast from mid-March to the end of May. This is because to the region’s high temperatures and rains during this specific time of year.

Furthermore, runoff from the rain may cause the ocean to become less clear, decreasing visibility.

  1. June to August.

This period is regarded as to be the ideal time to visit Kenya, primarily due to the wildebeest migration. The time frame is defined as late June through August. Because the weather is so good, most well-known parks see an increase in anglers.

Wildlife is easier to detect as the vegetation is less dense and animals teem around river banks.

Whales may be observed during the end of June off of the coast in the Indian Ocean. You can also enjoy going yellowfin tuna fishing with the locals starting in early August.

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  1. September to October.

September to October period is essentially like the June to August period. It’s a dry season with the sole distinction being that this time the parks have less visitors. You may still get an overview of the wildebeest migration, as it goes from mid-August to late October.

The Indian Ocean is at its most apparent form during this period making it ideal for snorkeling and diving.

Because of the pleasant weather that contrasts with the chilly mountain temperature, this is also the greatest time to climb Mount Kenya. There are fewer hikers trying to reach the peak during this time of year than in January and February.

  1. November to December.

It’s a great time of year to observe migratory bird species. This time of year offers a lush, green environment with brief rainfall, which is perfect for the habitat of baby animals.

However, the weather can be erratic at times, so while on safari, and make sure you wear warm. Game drives in the early morning are the coldest because of the chilly wind that blows through open cars.

Lower attitude national parks include Meru, Amboseli, and Tsavo East and West. It’s probably going to be a little warmer here.

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