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.

10 THINGS TO DO IN KENYA (OCTOBER 02 - OCTOBER 11)

Wildebeest Migration

Wildebeest Migration

August–October • nature

Witness one of the greatest miracles of the world

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.

Diving

Diving

October–March • activity

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

Coffee Harvest

Coffee Harvest

October–December • activity

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

Manta Ray

Manta Ray

October • activity

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

Snake Safari

Snake Safari

June–October • activity

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

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

16 THINGS TO DO OUT OF SELECTED DATE RANGE

East African Safari Classic Rally

East African Safari Classic Rally

unconfirmedDecember 9–18, 2023 • event

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

Rhino Charge

Rhino Charge

out of rangeJune 3, 2023 • event

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

Lamu Cultural Festival

Lamu Cultural Festival

out of rangeNovember 30–December 2, 2023 • event

Celebrate donkey races, dhow sailing, ancient bao games, and everything about the rich Swahili heritage

Newborn Animals

Newborn Animals

out of rangeNovember–May • activity

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

Flamingos on the Rift Valley Lakes

Flamingos on the Rift Valley Lakes

out of rangeNovember–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

overDecember 5–7, 2019 • event

The three day celebration of multicultural Kenya

Nairobi Marathon

Nairobi Marathon

out of rangeOctober 29, 2023 • event

Run 42 kilometres with best marathoners of the world

Bull Fighting Events

Bull Fighting Events

out of rangeJanuary–February | July–August • event

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

Lamu Donkey Race

Lamu Donkey Race

out of rangeNovember  • event

Looks like donkey racing can become your next favorite activity in Kenya!

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

Kitesurfing & Windsurfing

out of rangeJuly–September | December–February • activity

Discover 500 kilometers of coastline on the Indian Ocean

Maulidi

Maulidi

out of rangeSeptember 27, 2023 • event

An Islamic holiday celebrating the birth of the Prophet Mohammed

New Year's Lamu Dhow Race

New Year's Lamu Dhow Race

out of rangeJanuary 1 • event

Witness the ancient dhow race in Kenya during the New Year's celebration

Avocado Season

Avocado Season

out of rangeMarch–mid September • food

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

Naivasha Flower Farm

Naivasha Flower Farm

out of rangeFebruary • nature

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

Dolphins and Whales Spotting

Dolphins and Whales Spotting

out of rangeAugust • activity

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

Flowering of Kenya Coffee Plants

Flowering of Kenya Coffee Plants

out of rangeMarch–April • nature

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

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