Kenya is a great safari destination where millions of tourists visit every single year. The Best time to visit Kenya for Safari holidays is during the dry season months. The best times to visit Kenya are the months from June to October which is the long dry season and also from December to February which is the short dry season.
During the dry season, the roads are also very passable making the parks easily reachable. The grass in the parks is also short which makes viewing easy, photography clear, and therefore great memories on a wildlife game drive.
In the rainy season, the rain totals are high which makes it a less preferred time to visit Kenya, however, it is also a good time to visit since there are fewer visitors in the parks allowing you to enjoy the beauty with fewer interruptions. This is a great time to visit for budget travelers. The peak months with heavy rains are in March, April, and May.
July to November is the best time to see the wildebeest in Masai Mara Game Reserve.
Budget Tours. Safaris in Kenya can be cost effective but depending on what you choose for your trip. Budget safari holidays help to keep the whole cost affordable and are a good way to see much more. To travel budget, choose to travel by road rather than flight though this is not mandatory. Kenya has a very efficient tourism transport sector and therefore easy to take flights between destinations. The travel vans have open roofs that are used for open game viewing during game drives.
Camping. Kenya has such amazing hotels and lodges crafted to offer the best of hospitality and comfort during the safari. However, choosing to go camping for part of your Kenya safari is such an authentic way of experiencing the wild. Camping is such a wild experience that gives you a closer feeling of the wild and also flexibility.
Walking safaris/nature walks. In most cases, safari game drives will be by a 4×4 safari vehicle, however, choose to have a walking safari or nature walk for one of your experiences. This is one of the real one-off adventures in the wild. Walking safaris are safe and guided by knowledgeable armed park rangers through designated trails of the park. The walk is such a true experience of the wild, one that has you nervous and yet just excited too. Though with the full thrill, you may not have the great photography opportunities as those on game drives. Northern Kenya is good for such kinds of safaris.
Beach holidays. Visiting the beach is one perfect way to relax but also experience the cool Indian Ocean breeze. Beach holidays are ideal for any kind of traveler including honeymooners. Choose to visit the beach during long Kenya holidays or in between visits to the national parks. Diani, Watamu, Malindi, and Mombasa are the best places for beach holidays.
Any safari destination in Kenya will surely be amazing, however, some of the most popular experiences, include the Maasai Mara National Reserve, the best for wildlife encounters including lions, cheetahs, leopards, and the wildebeest when visited between July and October. Samburu Park is renowned for its elephants, Meru for the born free lioness, and Lake Nakuru National Park for flamingoes and rhinos.
To visit Kenya, book with Acacia Safaris and we shall have you a tailor-made safari. To have much more experiences, take Kenya wildlife safaris and tailor them to Tanzania wildlife safaris, Uganda gorilla safaris, or Rwanda gorilla tours.