When To Go
Kenya is on the equator and does not have seasons although it is cooler June to August. The variations in altitude and terrain can create significant contrasts in climate. Long and heavier rains in April and May with a shorter wet season in November. Driest periods are January and February and July through October. Significantly hotter on the coast.
Incredible national and private game reserves, great beaches and rich cultural heritage combine to make Kenya an outstanding destination. Wildlife in abundance with excellent lodges and camps. Massive landscape where the Maasai and Samburu pastoralists carry on a traditional lifestyle.
Maasai Mara and Greater Mara: Good year round with annual wildebeest migration usually August through October. Extraordinary variety and concentrations of wildlife. Take a sunrise balloon flight or visit a Maasai village.
Samburu: Different terrain to the south, more arid and a chance to see different animals species such as the Grevy's zebra, gerenuk and the vulturine guinea fowl. Interact with the fascinating Samburu in an outstanding landscape.
The Coast: Beaches stretching for miles, wonderful diving, snorkelling, dhow sailing and deep sea fishing. Mombasa, Malindi and Lamu the main centres but many more, all with a strong Swahili cultural heritage.
Mount Kenya, Laikipia, Meru and Lewa: Climb or just look at the magnificent Mount Kenya rising above the surrounding plains. National parks, wildlife conservancies and beautiful terrain with an abundance of wildlife.
Amboseli, Chyulu Hills and Tsavo: Excellent wildlife and varied terrain, some dominated by the massive, snow-capped Mount Kilimanjaro to the south. Good elephant populations.
Nairobi: Many attractions including interaction with elephants at Sheldrick's orphanage, giraffe feeding at the Giraffe Centre and the Karen Blixen museum of Out of Africa fame.