The climate is warm and dry for most of the year with plenty of sunshine, cool nights and mornings. Being equatorial the annual temperature variation is not as marked as those on greater latitides however there is still a variation of weathre throughout the year to be prepared for. Turkana is one of the hottest regions and the Aberdare's the coolest. Average daily temperature in Nairobi is 20.5 °C (69 °F)
Hot and Dry
Mid December - February
Water clarity on the coast is at its best
Cooler and Dry
June - October
Temperatures in early mornings around 10°C up to 28°C at midday
March, April and May
Cooler with longer grasses by May.
Excellent Photographic Light
November - Mid December
Unpredictable, celebrated by heavy bursts
Did you know? Before the wildebeest migration became a New Wonder of the World and heavily marketed, January was the most popular months for travellers to visit.
Kenya Tourism Board Contact Information
Pre Departure Requirements
- All travellers must obtain their visa in advance, online via: www.evisa.go.ke.
- Travellers entering the country are no longer required to show proof of COVID vaccination or pre-departure COVID test
- Travellers presenting flu like symptoms will be required to complete the passenger locator form on the jitenge platform and will be required to take an antigen test on arrival at their own cost.
- PCR tests are not required unless specified by the airline / final destination.
UPDATED 09 May 2023
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