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Best Time To go For Safari

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The best time to go on safari is a widely asked question with quite a lot of different opinion. However, safari to Kenya and Tanzania are all year preferred safari destination. Both countries are within the tropics (Tropical of Cancer and Tropical of Capricorn) meaning that they do not experience extreme weather. With both countries experiencing sun through the year.

KENYA

We can divide the Kenyan & Tanzania climate into 2 seasons; The wet season and the Dry Season.

Wet Seasons

Jan & Feb – these months receive little rainfall with is not predictable

Nov & Dec – these months receive short rains that last for a month. The rains are mostly noticed in the late afternoon and evening. There is no negative effect to your safari.

March, April & May – these are the long rains months. Characterized by heavy cloud cover and humidity at the coast. The highlands of Kenya are basically cloudy however, with hours of sunshine.

Dry Season

June – Oct is dry season with no or little rainfall. It is in the Month of July that we experience the wildebeest coming to the Masai Mara Game Reserve for pasture and they stay until October

Tanzania

Wet Seasons

Jan & Feb – these months experience no rain.

Nov & Dec – short rains are experienced in these months. They are however, unpredictable and can only happen in October and vanish.

March, April & May – these are the long rains months. Characterized by heavy rains almost daily. These are the wettest months of the year.

Dry Season

June – Oct -is a dry seasons with no or little rainfall. It is in the Month of July that we experience the wildebeest coming to the Masai Mara Game Reserve for pasture and they stay until October

The nights are cold in the dry season and we advise you have a warm clothing for your morning game drives.

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