Kenya is traditionally popular for its diverse climate and geography, and expansive wildlife reserves and national parks such as the iconic Masai Mara and a wide range of other safari and beach holiday destinations, Kenya’s ‘Out of Africa’ scenic beauty, diverse cultures and abundant wildlife means it is an ideal destination for both first-time and seasoned safari travelers.
WEATHER & CLIMATE OF KENYA
Kenya lies on the equator and has a pleasant, tropical climate, but there are large regional climatic variations influenced by several factors, including altitude. Temperatures drop by about 6°C for every 1,000m you climb (or 3.5°F per 1,000ft). Kenya’s daytime temperatures average between 20°C/68°F and 28°C/82°F, but it is warmer on the coast. The coast is hot and humid all year round, but the heat is tempered by the monsoon winds. Kenya is too close to the equator to experience a real winter and summer. There is, however, both a Dry and Wet season.
BEST TIME TO GO ON A KENYA SAFARI
The best wildlife viewing months in Kenya are during the Dry season from late June to October. The wildebeest migration usually reaches the Masai Mara in July and remains until October when they move back to the Serengeti in Tanzania. Wildlife viewing is good year-round, but this can differ for some parks.
WHAT TO PACK / WEAR ON A KENYA SAFARI
Modest clothing is recommended for your Kenya Safari. We like to remind our travelers to pack or rather bring that which they need – Mini Skirts are a BIG NO as they are culturally interpreted as indecent dressing in most African countries including; Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania & Kenya where Realm Africa Safaris™ operates tours.
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THINGS TO SEE & DO IN KENYA