Kenya is a year-round destination, with superb game viewing. Kenya’s different regions experience distinct climates. Generally the hottest months are February and March and the coldest are July and August. Rainfall is seasonal throughout most of Kenya. The coast, eastern plateaus and lake basin experience two rainy seasons. The “long rains” extend roughly from March to June, and the “short rains” last from October to December. The highlands in the west of Kenya have a single rainy season, lasting from March to September. All parts of the country are subject to periodic droughts, or delays in the start of the rainy seasons
When to Visit
The ideal times to visit Kenya are from January to March, and July to October, so avoiding the long and short rainy seasons. One of Kenya’s greatest attractions is the annual wildebeest migration between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara. The wildebeest normally reach the Masai Mara by mid July and leave again in early October.
Birdwatching on the Rift Valley lakes is best between January and March, and game viewing at perennial waterholes is also good at this time.