When to visit Kenya
You can visit Kenya all year long.
Seasons in Africa are different than those ones in northern emisphere. When it is winter in northern emisphere, it is summer in Kenya: temperatures rise to 30°C and, especially on the coast, it is hot.
When it is summer, it is winter in Kenya: temperatures average 25-30°C, and it is cool at night especially on uplands. It is a nice period to visit Kenya, because climate is temperate.
On uplands temperatures at night can get down to 10°C.
Rainy season: April to June. It is possible to do safari on this period, savanna is green and prices are cheaper than any other period, being low season.
Great Migration at Masai Mara National Reserve: you can see this wonderful event between July and October.
What to wear on Safari
You can wear casual, comfortable clothing. The best colors are khaki, brown, dark green. Bright and white colors are not recommended because they can frighten animals and army camouflage is forbidden.
We suggest dressing in layers as it can be chilly, and in winter, very cold, on game drives in the early morning and late afternoon/evenings. However, by late morning it warms up.
In the open vehicle there could be a lot of wind: bring always with you a scarf to protect your throat. Also, bring on safari a cap, sunglasses and solar protection to protect yourself against the sun.
What to bring on Safari
This is a simple list of things you may need on safari:
– general medicines for any evenience.
– mosquito repellant. You may find it in your room at high level camps and lodges.
– photo camera: it is not essential, you can ask assistance to our camera operators. They can follow you during your journey and make your HD safari movie and photos.
You don’t need to bring with you towels, shampoo, bath foam and mosquito nets, as you will find all those things in your tent or room.