The start of the year is generally a good season to get on-board a safari if you’re looking to see the vast species Kenya has to offer.

Animals begin to disperse over huge areas in search of waterholes, following the short rain season in previous months. This means wildlife is easier to spot in the lesser vegetation, with watering holes highly frequented as they hunt for fresh grazing.

There will also be opportunities to encounter large elephant herds in the Kenya regions, with February being an excellent time to go bird viewing in the Maasai Mara and other areas across the country.

The high season offers hot   days   in   Kenya,   where   diversity   is   at   its   peak.   The   stand-alone   wildlife, history, beach and culture Kenya has to offer can be found in a range of our safari packages, to suit your interests and needs as well as your budget.

If you’re thinking of visiting during high season, be ready for magical experience, visiting an array of locations over 12 days. This will enable you to see every enchanting aspect Kenya has to offer, such as Amboseli National Park,Aberdare National Park, Ol Pejeta Conservancy ,Maasai Mara National Reserve & Kenyan coast just to mention a few. Prices vary depending on season you are visiting, but if you’re looking to book during peak season, expect to pay a bit more!

As the year continues into April and May, this is considered to be East Africa’s low season, as bursts of tropical rain become rather unpredictable for safari game viewing.

Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda receive their largest rainfall during these months, meaning the wet weather makes for poor wildlife viewing.

The rain does however mean bushes and nature are fresh and green, leaving beautiful scenery and an opportunity to spot a plethora of flora.

If you’re looking to go on a safari during the long rainy season, you will have the benefit of grabbing a low rate, as this is generally a time period with little tourists.

Don’t worry, as the rainy season doesn’t last long. June is right around the corner followed by months of dry, hot days and a variety of wildlife species gracing their natural habitat.

June, July, August and September are regarded as the peak season in Kenya, where you can expect to see the “Big Five” across locations such as Amboseli, Lake Nakuru, Samburu, Maasai Mara, Tsavo, Meru, Laikipia, the Aberdares and Mt Kenya. 

During your chosen safari you will have the opportunity to get up close to the Big Five in their natural habitat, including lions, elephants, buffalos, rhinos and leopards.

One of the most famous wildlife spectacular Kenya has to offer is the Wildebeest migration, where huge herds of wildebeest, gazelles and zebras, enter the Masai Mara from the Serengeti in Tanzania.

Herds make regular swims across croc-filled rivers, creating a once in a lifetime opportunity to capture the true essence of Kenya’s wildlife.

Due to evolving climatic situations, it may be a little difficult to give specific time for the start of migration. However, the wildebeest will be active from mid-July, before they start their return journey to Tanzania around September and October.

As the peak season is the best time to get the full experience of Kenya’s culture, it is regarded as the busiest time for tourists to visit; therefore prices may be a little higher.

Once peak season is over, East Africa enters shoulder season from October to December.

Short rain starts to hit regions of Kenya and the national parks and game reserves regain their vegetation.

However, the rainfall doesn’t usually affect the quality of the safari and can often be a refreshing break from the high temperatures in previous peak seasons. This makes it an ideal habitat for migratory birds and new born animals.

With game viewing still excellent during this time of year, it is a good opportunity to grab excellent value safaris with rates dropping due to tourist numbers declining.

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