August and especially September are the perfect months to visit Kenya if you want to see the Great Migration AND have a great beach holiday that includes some diving.
When can I see the Great Migration in Kenya?
August and especially September offer you the closest thing to a guarantee of seeing the Great Migration in Kenya.
When is the best time for a Kenya safari in general?
Avoid the hottest and most humid months See as many different animals as possible Witness the birthing season and see baby animals See lots of predatory action Enjoy softer, greener and flowering landscapes See many migratory bird species Avoid the crowds
When is the weather the most pleasant for safari?
The short dry season (which is good for safaris) is mid December to March. The long wet season (when a safari isn't a good idea) is April to early June. The long dry season (which is excellent for safaris and thus peak season) is late June to mid October. The short wet season (which is risky for safari, but can be rewarding) is November and sometimes early December.
When is peak safari season in Kenya?
January to March June to October
When will I see the most animals?
Amboseli National Park , especially known for its massive elephant herds and having the majestic Mt Kilimanjaro in the background. Tsavo National Parks (East and West) , famous for being one of the largest wildlife conservation areas in the world. Samburu National Park, Buffalo Springs, and Shaba Reserve , which are home to unique wildlife species not found in other parts of the country. Lake Nakuru National Park in the Rift Valley, which is particularly renowned for its large population of pink flamingos. Aberdare National Park in the central highlands of Kenya, which is a lush and scenic park where you can spot a great diversity of wildlife.
When is birthing season so I can see baby animals?
When is the best time for lush, flowering landscapes?
Hell's Gate National Park , which has towering cliffs, gorges and geothermal activity, and also offers a variety of plant life like red hot pokers and Cape chestnuts. Lake Nakuru National Park , whose eponymous lake is surrounded by picturesque acacia woodlands and grasslands that sprout colourful flowers after the rains.
When will I be able to see many bird species?
When (or how) can I avoid the safari crowds?
Visit during off-peak season or at the very start or end of peak season (thus giving yourself the chance of seeing the Great Migration herds). Go on a northern Kenya safari. The vegetation in this region is drier and very different from the south, and so offers a different sort of beauty to enjoy. You can look for the 'Samburu Special Five' (gerenuks, reticulated giraffes, Grevy's zebras, Somali ostriches and beisa oryxes), which are found nowhere else in Kenya!
When is the best time for a beach holiday in Kenya?
November to March are the best months for a Kenya beach holiday.
When is a good time for water sports?
When is peak season for Kenya's beaches?
While many can't get leave in February, those that can should consider this month for a Kenya beach holiday as the weather is perfect and the beaches aren't too crowded.
When is the best time for diving in Kenya?
November, December and March generally offer the calmest waters and thus best visibility for snorkelling and diving in Kenya.
Excitingly for divers, Kenya has over 250 coral reef species on offer!
Diani Beach's average sea temperature
When is the best time for a safari AND a beach holiday in Kenya?
To increase your chances of good coastal weather, head to Maasai Mara National Reserve for the Great Migration before heading to the coast.