When is the best time to visit Kenya?
A visit to Kenya widely depends on what you are looking to experience in the country. January to December carries different tropical seasons and different cycles of life, it’s all about the timing.
In January all through to end of February the place to be as a tourist is Masai Mara, lake Nakuru and Amboseli national parks, for those who love the wild. It is in this warm period, so animals come out of their hiding places. The other place to be is on the shores of Indian Ocean, Mombasa. At this time the waters are usually clearer, good news to divers, as they can have a perfect view of the different species of aquatic life.
Early in March wildlife will be fewer as the migration to warmer parts would have begun; this is to usher in the rainy season of the year. Mid March to May would be a tough time to find animals in the great parks of the country. In this period it is the botanical front that will be receiving its nourishment so one can enjoy the summer-like rain with the abundance of fruits. One can visit the Nairobi National museum, Snake Park, and Botanical gardens; here the different types of plants found in the country, as well as the African continent, are showcased. the same venue also presents Kenya’s History, Nature, Culture and Contemporary Art.
June through October is Kenya’s driest season; however it is the pick season for tourist as it is a time where the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara takes place (July and august). In this season animals are numerous and visible in the parks. If you are a birdwatcher, September is certainly your month, as this is the period which they begin their migration.
In November and December Kenya, apart from being in a festive mood, the land welcomes new born animals in the lush green scenery in the wild.
So, what’s the best answer to ‘When is the best time to visit Kenya?’ well, it’s all up to you to decide what part of Kenya you want to experience.