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Best time to go on Safari in Kenya

The most amazing thing about Kenya is that no matter what time of the year you visit, you are bound to have an unforgettable experience. Depending on your interests and sense of adventure, Kenya has a lot to offer all year round ranging from its world famous wildlife parks, tranquil lakes, different cultures , sandy white beaches , thousands of plants and bird species, mountains and even the hype night life of its cities.

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Weather in Kenya

Weather is a major factor in deciding when to travel. However, unlike places like Europe where there are four clear cut seasons, weather in Kenya is not uniform and changes from region to region depending on geographical features. As such, it is important to visit when you can maximize your experience by taking in as much of the country and its beauty as you can. Regardless of the season however, Kenya is always ready with something new and exciting.

January- February

January and February are relatively hot months, and the ideal time to explore Kenya’s beautiful sand beaches at the Coast . Spoil yourself with a tan, cool evening walks in the evenings or early mornings, a good swim or take part in assorted water sports.

March- May

The rainy season, usually ranging from March – May offers something different. It is the off peak season and the best time to visit Kenya for those who prefer a little less crowding. It is also the calving and nesting season; pasture is abundant so animal concentrations are at their highest. The rainy season would also be a good time to tour the famous Lake Nakuru National Park , carpeted by thousands of lesser flamingoes that call it home.

June - October

Nevertheless, the dry season starting from June - October is arguably best time to visit Kenya. Topping the list of attractions during this period is the most amazing spectacle on earth, now fondly known as the 8th wonder of the world- the wildebeest migration. Other than the wildebeest migration, it is also a good time to visit other national parks to see a greater variety of animals. Dusk and Dawn game viewing is especially popular- watch the animals from real close as they come to the watering holes while looking at Kenya’s beautiful sunrises and sunsets.

September – October

This is the ideal time for climbers and hikers to give a try at climbing Kenya’s highest mountain and the second highest in Africa, Mt. Kenya.

November- December

This is a season for short rains with temperatures being relatively cool. You can do any number of activities during this season, Go on a wildlife safari, mountain climbing or view flora and fauna among many other things.

For cultural enthusiasts, anytime of the year is good for a cultural safari . Experience Kenya’s diverse culture such as that of the Maasai , ancient Swahili cities built by the Portuguese hundreds of years ago and a good chance to sample some of those traditional mouthwatering dishes.

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