Kenya is a country in East Africa with its capital and largest city, Nairobi. More often than not, when the sun is out, it’s fierce; as this country lies on the equator. “Don’t forget to carry your sunscreen…” (Thank me later). Here are some quick season facts about Kenya’s climate.
Kenya has a warm and humid tropical climate on its Indian Ocean coastline. The climate is cooler in the savannah grasslands around the capital city, Nairobi.
In the West are Nyanza and Western regions, there is an equatorial, hot and dry climate which becomes humid around Lake Victoria; the largest tropical fresh-water lake in the world.
The North–eastern regions along the border with Somalia and Ethiopia are arid and semi–arid areas with near-desert landscapes.
‘Long–rains’ are experienced in late- April, May and early June. The relatively cool season starts from late June to October; gets much less rain. The second rainy season is known as the ‘short– rains’ which occurs for a few weeks in November and December. This is followed by a dry season of hot, usually rainless weather from mid- December to March.
If you plan to do any diving or snorkeling while on the coast, the most reliable months for good water clarity falls between October and March and especially January and February. Sea temperatures are consistently high throughout the year, ranging from 23 degrees Celsius in July to 27 degrees Celsius in March.
Would you like to see the famous wild beast migration in the Maasai Mara? Well, you will need to carry something warm as the game drive can be quite chilly. The migration herds enter Kenya from July until October.
With that said, there is no “best time” to travel to Kenya as it depends all on the traveler’s preference