Kenya : Climate information

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 north coast some hotels remain closed after the rainy season, from April up to August due to winds and the beaches can have quite a bit of seaweed.

Warm clothes are advisable inland for evenings and early mornings at all time of the year due to high altitudes.

These weather charts are to be used as a guide only. Weather patterns around the world have become unpredictable in the past few years so we cannot guarantee the weather following its usual seasonal patterns.

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