Destinations

Kenya

Kenya is a beautiful country with such a wide diversity of habitats and wildlife.

Whether it's exploring the open plains of the world famous Massai Mara in a 4x4, horse riding by the flamingo lakes of the Great Rift Valley, game fishing off the Kenyan coast, flying in a hot air balloon, or relaxing on the pristine beaches of the Indian Ocean, Kenya has something for everyone.

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Kenya is a country with three distinct types of climate: the coastal region is hot and humid; the mountains and plateaus are temperate; and the north and east are hot and dry. Read More

Kenya is a country with three distinct types of climate: the coastal region is hot and humid; the mountains and plateaus are temperate; and the north and east are hot and dry.
Like it’s equatorial neighbour, Ethiopia, Kenya only experiences small seasonal variations in temperature. However, the warmest period is between February and March, and the coolest months are July and August.

The two prevailing winds create two seasons: from October to March, the hot and originally dry winds come from Arabia, whereas, from April to September, the prevailing winds are cooler and wetter, and come from the Indian Ocean. At the beginning of these two periods there are two short rainy seasons. The most intense rains are between March and May, and the less intense rains from October to December.

As alluded to in the introduction, the intensity of the rains varies according to region. The rains are most plentiful in the coastal zones and, as is to be expected, less so in the arid region. The rains are sporadic, due to the adverse impacts of climate change on El Niño, and often come in the form of thunderstorms.

Advising on when to go to Kenya is difficult because of the range of climates and is largely dependent on what visitors want to see. For this reason, it is best to visit our specific Kenya regional pages to find out more.

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