Kenya is a famous safari destination in Africa – home to “safaris”. Kenya is a superb safari destination all year round and a hotspot for wildlife safaris. The best time to visit Kenya for safari holidays is during the dry season months.
Choosing when to visit Kenya is an avoidable decision for tourists to make, however, depending on what kind of experience you want to experience in Kenya, our team of specialists will advise you accordingly.
Best time to visit Kenya – Generally, African safaris are best enjoyed during the dry season since there are very many days with high temperatures and low chances of rain. Kenya has two dry seasons, one that is between June and October – the long dry season and also from December to February which is the short dry season
During the dry season, the roads are also very passable making the parks easily reachable. The grass in the parks is also short which makes viewing easy, photography clear, and therefore great memories on a wildlife game drive.
During the rainy season, the rain totals are high which makes it a less preferred time to visit Kenya, however, for those who wish to have Kenya’s top safari parks to themselves, it is ideal to visit during the rainy seasons since there are always fewer visitors in the parks allowing you to enjoy the beauty with fewer interruptions. This is a great time to visit for budget travelers. The peak months with heavy rains are in March, April, and May.
July to November is the best time to see the wildebeest in Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Kenya has an efficient tourist infrastructure and a dazzling choice of camps and lodges that make it a must-visit and East Africa’s favorite for first-time travelers. Here are some of the top ideas for tours to Kenya.
Kenyan safaris can be affordable, but it depends on your travel plans. Budget safari holidays keep the overall cost affordable and provide an excellent opportunity to explore much more. To travel budget, choose to travel by road rather than flight though this is not mandatory. Kenya has a very efficient tourism transport sector and therefore easy to take flights between destinations. The travel vans have open roofs that are used for open game viewing during game drives.
Chartered fight transfers
Though traveling by road in Kenya is considered affordable, transfers by chartered flights help cut log road journeys between parks. Light aircraft help reduce the long hours spent on drives and therefore give more time to be spent in the parks. Flights also offer such amazing Ariel views of the wildlife below and the scenic landscape.
Kenya has several excellent resorts and inns designed to provide the best service and comfort during a safari. However, going camping for part of your Kenya safari is such an authentic way to experience nature. Camping is such a wild experience that it allows you to feel the outdoors more intimately and also gives you flexibility.
Walking safaris/nature walks.
In most cases, safari game drives will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle, however, Kenya walking safaris will allow you to experience nature up close and so personal. This is one of the real one-off adventures in the wild. Walking safaris are safe and guided by knowledgeable armed park rangers through designated trails of the park.
A visit to the beach is the ideal way to unwind and enjoy the fresh Indian Ocean breeze. Beach vacations are perfect for all types of travelers, including honeymooners. During extended Kenyan vacations, consider going to the beach after or in between trips to the national parks. Diani, Watamu, Malindi, and Mombasa are the best places for beach holidays.
Any safari destination in Kenya will surely be amazing, however, some of the most popular experiences, include the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the best for wildlife encounters including lions, cheetahs, leopards, and the wildebeest when visited between July and October. Samburu National Park is renowned for its elephants, Meru for the born free lioness, and Lake Nakuru National Park for flamingoes and rhinos.
To visit Kenya, book with Acacia Safaris and we shall have you a tailor-made safari. To have much more experiences, take Kenya wildlife safaris and tailor them to Tanzania wildlife safaris, Uganda gorilla safaris, or Rwanda gorilla tours.