Is March a good time to go on safari in Kenya?

Most Kenya safari destinations are at their best between January and the end of March; the climate is mild, mostly dry and game viewing is at its peak.

What is the best time of year to go on safari in Kenya?

The classic best time to visit Tanzania and Kenya on safari is generally from mid-June through to late October, the peak being around August and September. This four-to-five month window, between East Africa’s two rainy seasons, is when both the weather is at its best and game viewing is at its most thrilling.

What is the weather like in Kenya in March?

Temperatures remain high at this time, so you should come prepared for both rain and shine if you go on holiday to Kenya in March. The average temperature in the capital, Nairobi, at this time is 21ºC, with highs of 27ºC and lows of 14ºC after dark. … Temperatures are still hot though, reaching highs of 30ºC.

What month is best for an African safari?

The best months to go on safari are April to October when it’s dry and warm. The wet season – there are plenty of animals around but some lodges in Hwange close during this time and access to Mana Pools is limited.

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What season is March in Kenya?

The long rainy season lasts from March to May, while the short rainy season lasts from October to November. The sunniest time of year is December to March, while June to September is cooler and often more overcast.

What month is the Great Migration in Kenya?

The Great Migration is triggered by the dry season, which can run from any time between June and October. That the animals have been spotted early this year in the Mara means the dry season has started.

What is the rainy season in Kenya?

Most parts of Kenya experiences two rain seasons: March to May’s “long rains” and October to December’s “short rains”. The months of June to August are mainly cool and dry over most parts of the country except for some parts in the western region that report some rains.

How much does it rain in Kenya in March?

Kenya’s daytime temperatures average between 20°C/68°F and 28°C/82°F, but it is warmer on the coast. Kenya is too close to the equator to experience a real winter and summer.

Temperature.

Month Rainfall
March 69 mm / 2.7 in
April 141 mm / 5.6 in
May 130 mm / 5.1 in
June 79 mm / 3.1 in

Which is the coldest town in Kenya?

Aberdares National Park: A misty paradise. Known as one of the coldest places in Kenya, the Aberdares in most Kenyan minds, is the last national park to visit.

Can you wear black on safari?

Avoid black and dark blue clothing (both colors attract tsetse flies), and leave bright-white items at home; safari parks are often dusty, and white clothes may get dingy. You want to see wildlife on safari, not look like it!

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How far in advance should I book safari?

The quick answer is “ideally 9 to 12 months out”. i.e., if you are looking to travel in July/August, then we suggest you look at booking around October, the year before. For some people though, this is an awfully long time to plan ahead.

When should you do safari?

The best time for an African safari is typically from July through October, when the animals are easy to find and in substantial numbers. Deciding when to go on safari depends on what country you would like to visit and when you can plan your trip.

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