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When is the Best Time to Visit Kenya? A Season-by-Season Guide for Tourists

Kenya is a stunning country, with a diverse range of landscapes, wildlife, and cultures to explore. But when is the best time to visit? The answer depends on what you want to experience during your trip. In this guide, we’ll take you through the different seasons and highlight the pros and cons of traveling to Kenya during each one.

Best time to visit Kenya

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  1. January to March – Dry Season The dry season is a popular time to visit Kenya, as the weather is warm and dry, and wildlife sightings are abundant. This is the peak tourist season, so expect higher prices and larger crowds. However, it’s the perfect time for a safari adventure, as the animals congregate around water sources.

  2. April to June – Long Rains The long rains season is the quietest time for tourists, as the weather is wetter and roads can become impassable. However, this is an ideal time for birdwatching, as migratory birds are in abundance. Also, if you’re looking for a budget-friendly trip, this season has lower prices.

  3. July to October – Peak Season The peak season is another excellent time for a safari trip, with warm, dry weather and incredible wildlife sightings. The wildebeest migration takes place from July to October, making it a perfect time for a safari experience. Expect higher prices and larger crowds, so book your trip in advance.

  4. November to December – Short Rains The short rains season is another quiet time to visit Kenya, with fewer tourists and lush, green landscapes. The weather is unpredictable, but it’s a great time for birdwatching, as well as witnessing the birthing of many wild animals.

In conclusion, the best time to visit Kenya depends on what you want to experience during your trip. For safari and wildlife enthusiasts, the dry season or peak season is the perfect time. For birdwatchers, the rainy seasons provide the ideal opportunity. And for budget travelers, the quieter seasons offer lower prices. Whatever season you choose, Kenya promises an unforgettable experience.

18 February 2023 Destination News, Safari Planning
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