Kenya is ranked among the best African safari destinations. Is it your first time on a safari? A Kenya safari will be fulfilling of magical and unique wildlife experiences that will last a lifetime. Kenya is endowed with many safe and protected parks & reserves with natural flora and fauna.
Masai Mara National Reserve ranks among the best parks where you will see the Big Five among other wild game. Kenya has a beautiful coastline with white sand sun baked a worthy place to visit especially after a thrilling safari.
BEST TIME TO VISIT KENYA
The best time to take a safari to Kenya is from Late June to October. Not only is it the dry season but the season when the annual Wildebeest Migration happens in the Masai Mara. The wildebeest arrive in the Mara by mid-July with August being the peak of this annual event and stay until October. Game viewing is, however, good all year round and varies from one park to the other. Best Time to take safari – June – October & Jan- Feb High Season – (July to November, January, and February- Parks get crowded especially Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru, and Amboseli) Low Season – (March to May) - These months experience low visitors and also we experience high rainfall that causes some camps to close as well. Best Weather – (June to October) – during these months we experience little to no rainfall. Best time to take a safari to Kenya.
Kenya is endowed with an amazing game-viewing experience. You can see all the Big Five on a standard safari. Masai Mara is one of the best parks to visit and see the Big Cats and is home to the annual Wildebeest Migration. White rhinos can be seen in Lake Nakuru National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy, and Meru National Park. The floor of the rift valley has many Fresh and Alkaline Lakes. Lake Bogoria attracts thousands of flamingoes that throng to feed on the algae. Wildebeest Migration - The wildebeest Migration is one of the most unique wildlife phenomena in Africa, naturally occurring; the event takes place annually between Tanzania’s Serengeti National park and Masai Mara National Reserve in late June – October. Over 1.5 Million ungulates- mainly wildebeests, zebras, and gazelles migrate from Serengeti national park to the majestic Masai Mara in search of water and pasture. Crossing the Mara river is the climax of this event. The Mara river is infested with the long Nile crocodile and it is unfortunate that some of the migrants' pilgrimage tour ends there. Unique Wildlife - Samburu, Marsabit, and Meru Park are in the Northern Kenya circuit and they are host to some unique species adaptive to the dry climatic country. The long-necked gerenuk is often seen feeding while standing on its hind legs. The Grevy’s zebra and reticulated giraffe and beautiful species found in these regions. At Tsavo, you will find the rare fringe-eared oryx
WEATHER & CLIMATE
Kenya's climatic condition is an equatorial climate. Kenya’s location at the equator qualifies for a pleasant, tropical climate. There are other regional climatic conditions influenced by altitude among other factors. Kenya, therefore, doesn’t have clear weather patterns like winters, summers, autumn, or spring. Kenya’s climatic condition can only be defined by the dry season and wet season. Dry Season- June – October The dry season in Kenya is from the month of June to October. Temperatures range between 23 ° C/73°F at high altitudes such as Masai Mara and 28°C /82°F at low altitudes such as the Kenyan coast. Daytime has a clear sky and is sunny. June, July, August, and September – are the coldest month of the season. Temperatures range from 10°C/ 50°F in high altitudes and we advise that you pack warm clothing because the morning game drives are cold especially when you are in the open land cruisers. Wet Season – November – May The wet season in Kenya has temperatures ranging from 24°C/75°F and 27°C/81°F at higher altitudes. Lower altitude experience a temperature range of 30°C/86°F. We advise that you pack warm clothes for morning game drives. November & December- during these months, we experience short rains and rains last for a month. Rain is unpredictable, falling in the late afternoon or evening. This will not affect your game drives. January & February- during these two months, we experience a rain shortage during the wet season. It is a small period of dry spell unpredictable as to how long it lasts. March, April & May – these months are long rainy months. They are characterized by heavy clouds, especially in the highlands. Humidity is also high on the Kenyan coast.
GETTING THERE & VISA REQUIREMENTS
You can access Kenya by flying into the Country. The most popular airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which is in Nairobi – the Main Capital City of Kenya. You can also fly into Moi International Airport which is in Mombasa- the coastal capital city. Visa Application – Kenya Visa Application can be done online on the government website in 3 simple steps. It is simple, secure, and convenient. https://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html Touring within the country can be done by road. Kenya has a fairly good road network. However, parks are distanced from each other, and driving from one destination to another sometimes may be long ranging from 2 hrs. - 5 hrs. Local Charter Flights are an optional way to access the parks and reserves. They are booked as part of your safari package.
Weather & Climate
Kenya’s equatorial location rules out a distinctive summer and winter, but it does have clear-cut Wet and Dry seasons. The wetter months (November to May) are characterized by very warm temperatures of around 30°C/86°F, with the addition of sticky humidity down along the coast. The drier months (June to October) have cold nights and mornings, and fairly pleasant afternoons. The other big climatic influence is altitude, with temperatures dropping about 6°C/3.5°F for every 1,000m/1,000ft the higher you go.
GETTING THERE & VISA REQUIREMENT.
You can access Kenya by flying into the Country. The most popular airport is Jomo Kenyatta International Airport which is in Nairobi – the Main Capital City of Kenya. You can also fly into Moi International Airport which is in Mombasa- the coastal capital city. Visa Application – Kenya Visa Application can be done online on the government website in 3 simple steps. It is simple, secure, and convenient https://evisa.go.ke/evisa.html Touring within the country can be done by road. Kenya has a fairly good road network. However, parks are distanced from each other, and driving from one destination to another sometimes may be long ranging from 2 hrs. - 5 hrs. Local Charter Flights are an optional way to access the parks and reserves. They are booked as part of your safari package.