Best time to visit Kenya

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Best time of year to visit Kenya

Sunny days and clear skies make July through October the best time to visit Kenya. These months are exceptional for checking out the wildlife. A significant number of safari adventures are offered all around the country. Just mind that the most popular parks are extremely crowded during the high season. Fewer mosquitoes and stunning pristine beaches are also the unconditional pros of visiting Kenya in the summer.

As the wet season kicks in during November, the rates become significantly lower. Late fall and winter bring short and sharp showers contrasting with a series of continuous rains from March to May. The temperatures are mild all across Kenya in those days, not to mention the landscapes are lovely and green. You are very likely to witness flamingoes on the Rift Valley Lakes or Gloriosa lilies in bloom.

16 THINGS TO DO IN KENYA (OCTOBER 21 - OCTOBER 30)

Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeest Migration

August–October • nature

Witness one of the greatest miracles of the world

Safari Adventure

Safari Adventure

January–March | July–October • activity

Go on safari when there is the scarcity of water to see the most of animals at once

Balloon Trips

Balloon Trips

October–February • activity

See the wildebeast migration from the flying balloon

Whale Shark Watching

Whale Shark Watching

October–April • activity

Witness the gentle giants—whale sharks during their migration

Tea Growing Season

Tea Growing Season

October–December | March–June • nature

Kenya is one of the best tea growing regions with a swirl of volcanic taste.

Birding at Great Rift Valley

Birding at Great Rift Valley

October–March • activity

Birding in Kenya is a superb and mesmerizing activity.

Coffee Harvest

Coffee Harvest

October–December • activity

Kenyan coffee is definitely world's new favourite. Delicate and vibrant, it brings the taste of Africa with a little hint of lemon and blackberry.

Diving

Diving

October–March • activity

With over 1000 underwater species, diving in Kenya becomes extraordinary.

Beach Season

Beach Season

June–February • activity

Kenya is the perfect destination for beach holiday and safari adventure combined.

Snake Safari

Snake Safari

June–October • activity

Safari is so much more than just lions, rhinos or even elephants. Try snake safari instead!

Maulidi

Maulidi

October 29, 2020 • event

An Islamic holiday celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed

Manta Ray

Manta Ray

October • activity

One of the most mesmerizing water creatures, manta rays are also the least-known

The Kenya Safari Sevens: Rugby

The Kenya Safari Sevens: Rugby

October 23–25, 2020 • event

Rugby in Kenya is a major event that annually brings much excitement in Nairobi

Nairobi Marathon

Nairobi Marathon

October 25, 2020 • event

Run 42 kilometres with best marathoners of the world

Orchid Bloom

Orchid Bloom

June–December • nature

One of the most beautiful flowers on Earth, an orchid is the biggest product at the Kenyan flower market

Gloriosa Lily

Gloriosa Lily

October–May • nature

A herbaceous plant that is as toxic as beautiful

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East African Safari Classic Rally

East African Safari Classic Rally

November 27–December 06, 2019 • event

The toughest terrain, classical cars, speechless beauty—the rally not to forget!

Rhino Charge

Rhino Charge

May 30, 2021 • event

Join the off-road motor competition for the good cause of saving the environment

Newborn Animals

Newborn Animals

November–May • activity

If you need some cuteness while on safari, go now!

Lamu Cultural Festival

Lamu Cultural Festival

November 22–25, 2018 • event

Dhow and donkey races, as well as ancient games and music, everything specific to Lamu culture is waiting for you now!

Flamingos on the Rift Valley Lakes

Flamingos on the Rift Valley Lakes

November–May • nature

There are just a few spots on our planet which can boast 1.5 million flamingos colony

Marsabit Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

Marsabit Lake Turkana Cultural Festival

December 05–07, 2019 • event

The three day celebration of multicultural Kenya

Mount Kenya Ascent

Mount Kenya Ascent

late December–early March • activity

Second highest African mountain is a home to diverse animals and beautiful landscapes.

New Year's Lamu Dhow Race

New Year's Lamu Dhow Race

January 01 • event

Watch or join the ancient dhow race in Kenya during the New Year's celebration

Bull Fighting Events

Bull Fighting Events

January–February | July–August • event

Extremely noisy, full of adrenaline, a vibrant cultural event in Kakamega will change your view on fun

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

July–September | December–February • activity

Discover 500 kilometers of coastline on the Indian Ocean

Avocado Season

Avocado Season

March–mid September • food

Competing for the most divine avocado, Kenya is among most promising producers.

Naivasha Flower Farm

Naivasha Flower Farm

February • nature

Kenya has become one of the biggest exporters of roses that bloom year round

Flowering of Kenya Coffee Plants

Flowering of Kenya Coffee Plants

March–April • nature

Coffee is not just a drink, it is also a wonderful flower

Dolphins and Whales Spotting

Dolphins and Whales Spotting

August • activity

Dolphins are often regarded as super smart and cute. Check if it's true on Wasini island

Rift Valley Odyssey

Rift Valley Odyssey

September 25–27, 2020 (limited event) • event

Cycling the adventurous African terrain will bring the pages of "National Geographic" to life

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