Kenya is famous for the Great Rift Valley, Mount Kenya, Lake Turkana, Amboselli National Park and the Masai Mara. The Great Rift Valley runs from north to south with lakes and extinct volcanoes. Mount Kenya is on the equator with snow-capped peaks. Masai Mara reserve is to the south west and is the northern extension of the Serengeti Ecosystem. The Indian Ocean coasts offers sandy white beaches and turquoise seas, fascinating coral reef, big game fishing, fascinating scuba diving and snorkeling. Kenya is famous for its wildlife: Big Five, plains game. The annual migration of hundreds of thousands of wildebeest and zebra from Tanzania’s Serengeti continues into the Masai Mara.
Summer is from December to March and winter is from July to August. Kenya is divided by the equator and enjoys a tropical climate. It is hot and humid at the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and north-eastern parts of the country. The hottest time is in February and March and the coldest in July and August. The long rains occur from April to June and short rains from October to December. Rainfall is sometimes heavy and tends to fall in the afternoon and evenings. Kenya is a year round destination with excellent game viewing. One of Kenya’s greatest attractions is the annual wildebeest migration between Serengeti National Park in Tanzania and Masai Mara National Reserve in Kenya. This takes place between June and September. Traditional peak season is January to March as this is when the weather is hot and dry and most comfortable for traveling. This is a good time for bird viewing on the Rift Valley lakes. Game viewing at water holes is also good at this time. April to June and October to December are less popular times for visiting Kenya as these are the rainy seasons and flooding often occurs. However, it is usually possible to get around easily during these times and the rains do not hinder visibility. Even during the months of highest rainfall you can still expect an average of 6 hours of sunshine per day – low season rates at most lodges make for bargain priced safaris, particularly during the long rains.