Kenya is home to the original safari, and is still Africa’s most popular wildlife destination. The famous Masai Mara with its fabulous annual migration of wildebeest and zebra is just one of the many wildlife spectacles this beautiful country has to offer.
Kenya boasts stunning mountains, deserts, lakes, open savannahs and a coastline of white sandy beaches and azure blue seas, ideal for washing off the dust after your safari.
Did you know?
- Eco tourism and conservation is a hot topic in Kenya, with inspiring conservation safaris available with Saruni Rhino, Ol Pejeta, Borana, and the Lewa Conservancy, to name but a few.
- Kenya is divided by the Equator and enjoys a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, all year round, temperate inland and very dry in the north and northeast parts of the country.
- The hottest period is in February and March and coolest in July and August. The long rains are from April to June and short rains from November to December.
- The short rains are a good time to travel as it is quieter and the prices are lower, there are short bursts of rain and amazing thunderstorms in the morning or evening but generally the weather is good.
- The only season to avoid is the long rains in April and May however this is a good time for migratory birds and the flora is at its best.
- The wildebeest migration passes through the Masai Mara from August to October.
- On the coast in July and August it can be windy and seaweed washes up on the beaches. The hotels do try to keep the beaches swept of seaweed though.
- Warm clothes are advisable inland for evenings and early mornings at all times of the year due to high altitudes.