Visit the 7th Wonder of the world, Masai Mara National Reserve and witness the Wildebeest Migration, go to Lake Nakuru for the Lesser and Greater Flamingos, Go to Amboseli National Park for the Hug Jumbos and Mt. Kilimanjaro.
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At day’s end, after a guided bush walk through Tsavo, one of Kenya’s largest national parks, you return to your camp offering the highest standards of luxury and comfort in the wilderness. At Funtimes Kenya Safaris we know more than a thing or two about comfort. You can count on one of our expert travel consultants to build you an itinerary that includes either high-intensity game-viewing or a low-key more intimate safari experience. Or both.
Kenya’s protected national parks and community-run conservancies guarantee you will witness a great spectacle of wildlife. Those traveling during the wildebeest migration are in for an extra special treat. Kenya’s brilliant landscapes and varied terrains will never cease to surprise you—maybe you’ll catch a glimpse of Mount Kenya’s jagged peak striking out through a misty morning! Wind up your Kenya holiday with a few days near Mombasa at a beach with white sand and turquoise blue waters, and a spa treatment or two.
When is the best time to visit Kenya? Our destination experts share an overview.
The best time to visit Kenya depends on what you want to do. Kenya is divided by the equator and is characterized by a tropical climate.
The weather in Kenya is often ideal, although the coast can be very humid and there are hot, desert-like conditions around Lake Magadi and in the northern areas of the country around Lake Turkana. Most regions in Kenya have temperatures between 71-91°F a day, and they rarely drop below 55°F at night. Even during the short rains, the humidity during the day is mostly low and the sky is clear enough to see the Milky Way at night.
During the coolest months of June, July and August, temperatures in Nairobi are around 60°F, which can drop to about 50°F in the Aberdare region and the Mount Kenya massif.
Best time to visit Kenya by season
Hot months: January to March
Long rains: April to June
Cold months: June to August
Short rains: November to December. It is rarely raining all day. Short, heavy rainfalls are usually replaced by sunny periods, which makes this time in Kenya very pleasant.
What to Pack
Safari wear should be comfortable and casual. Evenings and early mornings can be chilly so warm sweaters are recommended. Low heeled comfortable sports or trekking shoes are the most suitable walking shoes, should you intend joining any walking safaris.
We recommend you bring warm clothes, including a fleece or light wool sweater and socks, apart from the normal safari gear. During the day it can get quite hot so don’t forget sunglasses and a high factor sunscreen, as well as a sun hat with a small brim.
Some specialist trips, i.e. mountain climbing, require extra items of clothing and footwear. Many hotels, lodges and camps have swimming pools so you are advised to bring swimsuits.
Due to limited space in the vehicle and light aircraft, we advise you to keep your luggage to the minimum. We suggest you pack your luggage into a small bag of no more than 15 kgs – the luggage limit for local flights issued by the airlines. Almost all safari lodges and camps provide same day laundry service.
For many travelers, a safari in Kenya is the highlight of their trip – after all, you cannot get a more exhilarating and enriching wildlife experience than witnessing the Great Migration of the Masai Mara. But the beauty of Kenya lies in the fact that it offers much more than wildlife viewing. Experience outdoor adventures, beach relaxation and lively culture and history – there are so many quintessential Kenyan experiences that make a trip to this country in East Africa a must-do!
The capital city of Nairobi is the largest city in East Africa and beckons with its wealth of options – immerse yourself in African life in Nairobi with colorful street markets, authentic African cuisine, and buzzing nightlife. There’s also the Nairobi National Park to visit in Nairobi as well as museums like the Nairobi National Museum and wildlife centers that provide an immersive experience in Kenyan traditions and, of course, African wildlife! If you want a break from a safari, head to Mombasa with its stunning beaches and architectural and cultural treasures.
Experience harambee! A Bantu word that means togetherness, is exactly what drives Kenya. Community-focused, the family structure is incredibly important. Kenya tours introduce you to a melting pot of people, where traditional and modern norms mark its unique character today, bursting with linguistic and cultural diversity. The current estimated population is about 46.7 million. Over 40 ethnic groups reside in Kenya, the largest being the Kikuyu, who migrated to Kenya at the turn of the 18th century.
The varied cultural influences in Kenya are seen most prevalently in the country’s cuisines. Only on the coast will you discover a distinctive regional culinary style. On your Kenya safari, you’ll find that many of the foods are simple yet often quite heavy and starchy and include potatoes and rice.
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