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Best time to visit Kenya

Our verdict

The best time to visit Kenya is July-October

When’s the best time to visit Kenya, you ask? Based on a number of factors like the weather and climate, cost of flights and hotels, peak travel seasons and much more, the best time to go to Kenya is July-October.

In the summer months, temperatures can reach as high as 28℃ (83℉) in Nairobi, Kenya. The coldest it usually gets in winter-time in Nairobi is around 12℃ (53℉). Temperatures can often differ in other locations in Kenya, so be sure to continue reading if you plan on visiting elsewhere.

The longest days between sunrise and sunset in Kenya are usually in January, so if you want to get the most out of your daytime activities, be sure to plan your visit around this time. April sees the most amount of rain in a month if you’re ok with chancing getting drenched, so if you’re looking to stay dry, visit in January instead.

Learn everything you need to know (and none of the stuff you don’t) about when to go to Kenya below. Be sure to check out the handy tools we’ve included to help you search for flights and transport, accommodation, and everything else you need to plan and book your trip.

Warmest month

March

Least rainfall

January

Most daylight

January

Kenya seasons

Before you plan your trip, it’s important to know when the seasons are as they may be different to yours depending on where you’re travelling from. Kenya is in the Southern hemisphere, so the seasons fall on:

SeasonMonths
Summer December to February
Autumn/fall March to May
Winter June to August
Spring September to November

Best time to visit the top destinations in Kenya

We’ve put together a breakdown of the average minimum and maximum temperatures by month, as well as the best times to visit for each. To learn more about these destinations including detailed climate breakdowns and much more, click or tap the city/destination name below.

CityBest time to visitJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDec
MalindiMay-October
30℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
31℃
26℃
31℃
26℃
29℃
26℃
28℃
25℃
28℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
28℃
24℃
29℃
25℃
30℃
25℃
30℃
26℃
MombasaJune-August
31℃
24℃
31℃
25℃
32℃
25℃
31℃
25℃
29℃
24℃
28℃
23℃
27℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
28℃
22℃
29℃
23℃
30℃
24℃
31℃
24℃
NairobiJuly-October
26℃
13℃
27℃
14℃
27℃
15℃
25℃
16℃
23℃
14℃
22℃
13℃
23℃
13℃
23℃
14℃
25℃
14℃
25℃
15℃
24℃
15℃
24℃
14℃
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Top FAQs

The warmest month of the year in Nairobi, one of the most popular places to visit in Kenya, is March.
The driest month of the year in Nairobi, Kenya, is usually around January each year.

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