Weather and clothing guidelines.
Our month-by-month guide
January – hot and sunny and high season for tourism, so there are plenty of visitors.
February – hot and sunny and high season for tourism. The herds of wildebeest calve in the Ndutu area of southern Serengeti, all within two weeks of each other.
March – hot and sunny, but with the likelihood of a few showers the atmosphere is clear and views can be spectacular; still high tourist season
April – the beginning of our long rains which can be quite prolonged and heavy but rarely last all day; warm when the sun comes out; low season for tourism (excluding Easter) and prices after Easter are substantially lower than in high season.
May – the rains may continue into the month, but it can be lovely weather wise and the country is lush and green with many wild flowers in bloom.
June – usually dry; overcast in some areas but often sunny; low prices and usually a delightful month to visit as everywhere is lush and green.
July - cooler but dry, sometimes overcast in the Nairobi area and the coastal belt; high tourist season due to this being a traditional holiday month; migration of wildebeest from the Serengeti usually starts to arrive in the Masai Mara early this month.
August - generally warmer, dry; migration in the Masai Mara usually in full swing with opportunities to see crossings of the Mara river in the later part of the month; Mara lodges and camps heavily booked.
Note: Some of the areas that we will be visiting might be cool in the evening. Areas like Nguruman Escarpment, Loita and Taita Hills where we do hiking trips, warm clothes are very necessary.
September -a lovely month, warmer and sunnier; the wildebeest usually returning to the Serengeti so chances of seeing these massive herds on the move are still good during this month; less tourists than in July and August.
October – many indigenous trees in flower; clear atmosphere again when the short rains begin towards the end of the month.
November – warm with short showers and sunshine-mid-season for tourists.
December -short showers in the early part of the month, becoming dry, hot and sunny; busy, with Christmas and New Year being peak season when some hotels may be booked more than a year in advance.