When is the best time to visit Kenya?
Kenya's diverse geography means that temperatures, rainfall and humidity vary, with more humid conditions in the low-lying areas and cooler, more moderate climes on the Laikipia Plateau. Being on the equator, Laikipia’s temperatures do not vary much, making for a very pleasant experience all year round. The important element here is the rain, with two rainy seasons in Kenya: the ‘long rains’ that take place between March and May, and the ‘short rains’ that happen in November.
It is important to remember that while game viewing can never be guaranteed, there are some trends that can be seen when we combine our knowledge of seasons, habitats and water availability with animal distribution, their numbers, and thus where they can be found. The table below gives some insight into these trends. For more details, it is best to speak to your Journey Specialist or a seasoned Africa expert.