Kenya –The Birthplace Of The African Safari
Kenya is the most famous safari destination in Africa and it is easy to see why. With enormous savannah covered with expansive wildlife, beautiful sceneries, snow – capped mountains, diverse tribes and arid deserts. Additionally the breath-taking annual great migrations of millions of wildebeests across the Serengeti – Mara ecosystem, make Kenya top of the list as a destination of choice for travellers.
When to visit kenya
Deciding when to go to Kenya can be tricky for visitors. The best time to visit Kenya will depend on when you want to travel, where you want to visit and of course how to visit. Kenya is a year-round safari destination as good conditions vary across the country with something good in each season.
There are two dry seasons and two wet seasons. The “long rain” season starts end of March and stretches to early June, during this period downpours rarely lasts the whole day. This is the green season when camps and lodges offer the best rates and parks are less crowded. Wildlife is a bit scattered but still plentiful.
The “short rain” season starts in November and ends in December. Short rain showers in the late afternoons. Just like the long rain season, accommodation rates are lower and parks are less crowded and more rewarding for birders.
The two dry seasons are generally from June to October and December to March. Travelling during the dry season is good for game viewing as most animal will congregate around the available water sources. July to September is the best time to witness the Great Wildebeest Migration, as millions of wildebeest make their way from the Serengeti into Kenya's Maasai Mara Game Reserve.