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The sheer basaltic cliffs of the Rift Valley northwest of Nairobi hem in a classic East African landscape of open savannah studded with jagged volcanic outcrops and strung with beautiful lakes. Large mammals are less prolific than in the likes of the Masai Mara or Amboseli, but the area is renowned for its prolific birdlife. The main attention-grabbers are the million-strong flocks of flamingos that frequently amass at saline lakes Nakuru and Bogoria.

Kenya, Lesser flamingos| Lesser flamingos in Lake Naivasha

Then again, the freshwater lakes Naivasha and Baringo vie with each other for the accolade of ‘top general birding hotspot outside the natinal park system’. In addition, Lake Nakuru National Park is one of the best places in East Africa to look for both black and white rhino, while the likes of Crescent Island, Hell’s Gate National Park and Green Crater Lake Sanctuary offers great opportunities to see large wildlife on foot.

Highlights

Naivasha_Kenya The stunning Lake Naivasha during sunset

Fringed by fever-tree forests and low mountains, freshwater Lake Naivasha, only 90 km northwest of Nairobi, provides a superb ornithological primer for East Africa (resident birders talk glibly of ticking off 100 species before breakfast). The shallows host large numbers of hippo, while Crescent Island offers the opportunity to walk amongst giraffe, buffalo and waterbuck. A popular afternoon treat is high tea at Elsamere Field Study Centre, which boasts a small museum dedicated to its former owner Joy Adamson of Born Free fame, and lovely lakeshore gardens frequented by black-and-white colobus monkeys.

Hell's Gate National Park_Kenya Springbuck in Hell’s Gate National Park

Named after the twin basaltic cliffs that guard its northern entrance, Hell’s Gate National Park protects a dramatic volcanic landscape of ancient lava plugs, sulphuric water vents and obsidian outcrops. It is also one of the last places in East Africa where one can walk or bicycle unguided through herds of plains wildlife. Buffalo, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, gazelle and eland are resident, and elephant, lion and cheetah pass through occasionally.

Fish Eagle_Rift Valley_Kenya Fish Eagle, Lake Songasoi

The Green Crater Lake Sanctuary is a private reserve centred on the hyper-alkaline Lake Songasoi, which owes its verdant cast to a dense concentration of Spirulina algae. Nestled in a forested volcanic crater, the scenic lake often attracts large flocks of flamingo. Guided game walks or horseback excursions come with a good chance of spotting black-and-white Colobus monkey, buffalo and various antelope.

Mount Longonot_Kenya The impressive Mount Longonot

Dominating the skyline south of Naivasha, 2,776m-high Mount Longonot is a distinctive ragged-edged volcano that last erupted in the 1860s and is now protected in an eponymous national park. The crater rim offers fine views in all directions and the steep hike from the base takes around 90 minutes in either direction. It is also possible to the circumnavigate the full rim over 3-4 hours.

Lake Elmenteita_Kenya Lake Elmenteita drawns pleny of birds to it’s shores | Credit: Travel Notes

Situated entirely within the Delamere Estate, alkaline Lake Elmenteita has a primeval setting amongst a range of evocatively-shaped volcanic plugs. Superb views over the lake, whose shallows are frequently tinged pink by flamingos, can be obtained from a conspicuous hilltop cairn 2 km west of the main Naivasha-Nakuru Road.

Kariandusi Prehistoric Site_Kenya Excavated Homonid fossils at the Kariandusi Prehistoric Site

Excavated by Louis Leakey over 1928-31, Kariandusi Prehistoric Site was once a factory for the production of Stone Age tools, which have been unearthed there by the hundreds, made either from local lava rocks or from glassy obsidian sourced at nearby Mount Eburu.

Lake Nakuru_Kenya Lake Nakuru

An enduringly popular fixture on Kenya’s safari circuit, Lake Nakuru National Park is famed for its concentrations of up to two million flamingos, a phenomenon that Roger Tory Peterson proclaimed to be “the most fabulous bird spectacle in the world”. In recent years, the flamingos have more often been amassed at Lake Bogoria, but even without them, Nakuru is a splendid reserve, and an important stronghold for black rhino, white rhino and Rothschild’s giraffe. All the Big Five other than elephant are present too.

Nestled at the base of the sheer Laikipia Escarpment, Lake Bogoria National Reserve has in recent years replaced Nakuru as the place to see aggregations of hundreds of thousands of flamingos, which feed on the prolific blue-green algae. Other highlights include a scalding trio of primeval sulphuric geysers that empty into the alkaline lake along a network of multihued channels. Large wildlife is scarce in the surrounding overgrazed scrub, but the reserve is one of the last Kenyan strongholds for the greater kudu, which is most active at dusk.

Njemp Huts_Bogoria_Kenya Njemp children outside a traditional hut in Bogoria | Credit: Elsen Karstad

Freshwater Lake Baringo, set below the Rift Valley escarpment north of Bogoria, ranks among the top birding destinations in Kenya, with 500-plus species recorded in the immediate vicinity, notably such northern dry-country specials as white-crested turaco as well as Hemprich’s and Jackson’s hornbill. The lakeshore Njemps people specialise in fishing from flimsy balsa boats and a community project arranges boat trips to look for hippo, crocodile, monitors, lizards and aquatic birds.

Travel Tips
  • Although domestic charter flights are available to certain sites, the Rift Valley lakes are readily accessible from Nairobi by surfaced roads, and the area is well-suited to self-drive tours or independent travel using public transport.

  • On more extended safaris, it is easy enough to divert to Naivasha en route between Nairobi and the Masai Mara. You could also stop overnight at Naivasha and/or Nakuru to break up the drive between the Masai Mara and more northerly reserves such as the Aberdares and Laikipia.

  • The shore of Lake Naivasha is lined with lodges, hotels and campsites catering to most tastes and budgets. At Lake Nakuru, a couple of upmarket lodges set within the park are supplemented by campsites and a few budget hotels in the neighbouring towns of Nakuru. There’s also good accommodation for all budget at Baringo. Options are fewer at Elmenteita and Bogoria.


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Kenya in January

It rains heavily in Kenya during January | Credit: Elsen Karstad January tends to fall in Kenya’s wet season in the wider sense of the term (November to May), it lies outside of the two notable ‘long’ and ‘short’ rain periods, which means that you can expect much less rain with stunning landscapes, albeit unpredictable at times. Potential rains are generally quite short and occur in the afternoon, so it won’t affect your safari. Nairobi and the central highlands are hot…

Kenya in January

kenya rain It rains heavily in Kenya during January | Credit: Elsen Karstad

January tends to fall in Kenya’s wet season in the wider sense of the term (November to May), it lies outside of the two notable ‘long’ and ‘short’ rain periods, which means that you can expect much less rain with stunning landscapes, albeit unpredictable at times. Potential rains are generally quite short and occur in the afternoon, so it won’t affect your safari.

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool by night and receive a moderate amount of rain. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives little rain.

The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive very little rainfall.

  • January is a good time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, though daytime temperatures can get very high. This is an excellent time to visit the Mara because January is when it experiences one of its driest spells, with only around five days of rain and eight hours of sunlight every day.

  • Game viewing in most safari destinations is good in January. Birdlife is boosted by a variety of intra-African and Palaearctic migrants. For divers and snorkelers, January is probably the best month to see larger marine creatures such as whale shark, manta ray, and various sharks, dolphins and turtles. Being relatively warm and dry, January is on if the best months for climbing Mount Kenya.

Kenya in February

There is little rainfall in Nairobi during February Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool by night and receive a moderate amounts of rain. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives very little rain. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive very little rainfall. February is a good time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, though daytime temperatures can get very high. Game viewing in most…

Kenya in February

nairobi national park There is little rainfall in Nairobi during February

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool by night and receive a moderate amounts of rain. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives very little rain.

The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive very little rainfall.

  • February is a good time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, though daytime temperatures can get very high. Game viewing in most safari destinations is good this time of the year. While birdlife is boosted by a variety of intra-African and Palaearctic migrants. February experiences the lowest levels of precipitation in the Masai Mara, compared to that of the rest of the year, with only around three days of rain. Due to this, the chances of spotting the wildlife at the watering holes is higher.

  • For divers and snorkelers, February is a good month to see larger marine creatures such as whale shark, manta ray, and various sharks, dolphins and turtles. Being relatively warm and dry, February is one of the best months for climbing Mount Kenya - Africa’s second highest peak after Mount Kilimanjaro in neighbouring Tanzania.

Kenya in March

Bamburi beach along the Kenyan coast is hottest in March Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, comfortable at night and receive a moderate to high rainfall. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives occasional rain. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive occasional rain. March is the hottest month on the coast, but if you can tolerate the heat, it’s a good time for beach holidays. March…

Kenya in March

bamburi beach Bamburi beach along the Kenyan coast is hottest in March

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, comfortable at night and receive a moderate to high rainfall. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives occasional rain. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive occasional rain.

  • March is the hottest month on the coast, but if you can tolerate the heat, it’s a good time for beach holidays. March usually signals the start of the long rains in most safari destinations, which means that game viewing can be relatively challenging, as animals are dispersed away from water sources and thick vegetation tends to reduce visibility, and minor tracks may be inaccessible when inundated with water.

  • Coastal areas will benefit from clear sea visibility before the arrival of the rains, so diving is excellent and marine life abounds.

Kenya in April

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, comfortable at night and receives plenty of rain. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives little rain. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive high rainfall. Having said that, April can produce some moody backdrops for wildlife and landscape photography - be sure to take the correct gear along to protect yourself and your equipment from the elements. April is…

Kenya in April

Male lion in Kenya

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, comfortable at night and receives plenty of rain.

Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives little rain.

  • The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive high rainfall. Having said that, April can produce some moody backdrops for wildlife and landscape photography - be sure to take the correct gear along to protect yourself and your equipment from the elements.

  • April is one of the wettest months on the coast and not good for beach holidays or underwater activities. As a result, game viewing can be challenging, as animals are dispersed away from water sources and thick vegetation tends to reduce visibility, and minor tracks may be inaccessible when inundated with water. Most Intra-African and Palearctic migrant birds will have flown north by April.

Kenya in May

Fun in the warm sun on Diani Beach, Mobasa | Credit: Luxury Travel Diary Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, comfortable at night and very wet. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives little rain. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a high rainfall. May could be a great (more cost effective) option for seasoned safari-goers because it offers the chance to experience Kenya in a completely…

Kenya in May

Diani Beach Mombasa_Kenya Fun in the warm sun on Diani Beach, Mobasa | Credit: Luxury Travel Diary

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, comfortable at night and very wet.

Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives little rain.

The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a high rainfall. May could be a great (more cost effective) option for seasoned safari-goers because it offers the chance to experience Kenya in a completely different light. Although, this is not recommended for first-time safari enthusiasts because the chances of seeing much wildlife is slimmer.

  • May is by far the wettest month on the coast, with an average monthly rainfall of greater than 300mm, making it a very poor time for beach holidays or underwater activities.

  • The long rains continue into May in many safari destinations. As a result, game viewing can be challenging, as animals are dispersed away from water sources and thick vegetation tends to reduce visibility, and minor tracks may be inaccessible when inundated with water.

Kenya in June

The kusi monsoon brings cooler weather to the Kenyan Rift Valley | Credit: Lingofacts Nairobi and the central highlands are warm by day, cool at night and receive little rainfall. Mombasa and the coast is hot by day, relatively cool at night, and receives a fair amount of rain. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive occasional rain. Some of the rains brought in by the kusi monsoon occur early in June, however as the month progresses the…

Kenya in June

kusi monsoon june kenya The kusi monsoon brings cooler weather to the Kenyan Rift Valley | Credit: Lingofacts

Nairobi and the central highlands are warm by day, cool at night and receive little rainfall.

Mombasa and the coast is hot by day, relatively cool at night, and receives a fair amount of rain.

The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive occasional rain. Some of the rains brought in by the kusi monsoon occur early in June, however as the month progresses the cooler, drier weather develops.

The climate throughout June becomes much more comfortable than the preceding months, particularly in the highlands. Although drier, it is likely to remain cloudy keeping the sun and higher temperatures at bay. This can be a great time to travel with children as you don’t need to worry about humidity and constant sun cream application.

  • June is one of the wettest months on the coast and not good for beach holidays or underwater activities.

  • Game viewing in most safari destinations is good in June.

  • First held in 2008, the annual Lake Turkana Festival, a colourful showcase for 14 traditionalist ethnic communities associated with the northern deserts, takes place at the small town of Loiyangalani, usually in June.

Kenya in July

The Great Migration is well underway as the herds make their way to the Masai Mara Nairobi and the central highlands are warm by day, cool at night and receive practically no rain. Mombasa and the coast is hot by day, relatively cool at night, and receives a fair amount of rain. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a moderate to high rainfall. Come prepared with lots of layers especially for morning and night drives - this is even more…

Kenya in July

migration kenya The Great Migration is well underway as the herds make their way to the Masai Mara

Nairobi and the central highlands are warm by day, cool at night and receive practically no rain.

Mombasa and the coast is hot by day, relatively cool at night, and receives a fair amount of rain.

The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a moderate to high rainfall. Come prepared with lots of layers especially for morning and night drives - this is even more important in higher altitude parks and conservancies such as the Mara and Laikipia.

  • July is an ideal time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, being the coolest month, and relatively dry. Game viewing in most safari destinations is good in July. The wildebeest migration sometimes arrives in the Masai Mara towards the end of the month, making it a spectacular opportunity to possibly view river crossings.

Kenya in August

Humpback whales migrate along the coast of Kenya around August Nairobi and the central highlands are warm by day, cool at night and receive practically no rain. Mombasa and the coast is hot by day, relatively cool at night, and receives a fair amount of rain. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a rather high rainfall. August is an ideal time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, being the second-coldest month, and relatively dry. Game…

Kenya in August

humpback whale kenya Humpback whales migrate along the coast of Kenya around August

Nairobi and the central highlands are warm by day, cool at night and receive practically no rain.

Mombasa and the coast is hot by day, relatively cool at night, and receives a fair amount of rain.

The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a rather high rainfall.

  • August is an ideal time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, being the second-coldest month, and relatively dry. Game viewing in most safari destinations is good in August. August is usually when the migration arrives in Kenya from Tanzania, and prime wildlife-viewing season in the Masai Mara.

  • Although safari guides will try their best to take you to the quieter areas at the right time, if you are looking for a less crowded experience, then consider a different time of the year.

  • Humpback whales are often seen off the coast over August-September.

  • Kenya’s quirkiest annual event since it was first held in 1990 is the International Camel Derby Festival, a three-day event that takes place in Maralal, usually on the second weekend in August.

Kenya in September

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool at night and receive practically no rain. Mombasa and the coast is hot by day, relatively cool at night, and receives a fair amount of rain. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a moderate rainfall. September is a good time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, being relatively cool and dry. Game viewing in most safari destinations is good in September. The wildebeest migration is…

Kenya in September

Giraffe in Kenya

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool at night and receive practically no rain.

Mombasa and the coast is hot by day, relatively cool at night, and receives a fair amount of rain.

The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a moderate rainfall.

Kenya coast

  • September is a good time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, being relatively cool and dry.

  • Game viewing in most safari destinations is good in September. The wildebeest migration is usually well ensconced in the Masai Mara, making it arguably the best time to visit this reserve.

  • Humpback whales are often seen off the coast over August-September. Being relatively dry in the highlands, September is one of the best months for climbing Mount Kenya.

Kenya in October

October is a good time to visit the Masai Mara after the crowds have dispersed Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool by night and might receive occasional rain. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives a moderate to high rainfall. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a moderate rainfall. October is a fair time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, being relatively cool and not too…

Kenya in October

Migration_Kenya_Masai Mara October is a good time to visit the Masai Mara after the crowds have dispersed

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool by night and might receive occasional rain.

Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives a moderate to high rainfall.

The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a moderate rainfall.

  • October is a fair time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, being relatively cool and not too wet.

  • Game viewing in most safari destinations is good in October. The wildebeest migration is usually still to be found in the Masai Mara, making it a great time to be on safari there. The post-migration calm and pleasant climate make October a good time to visit Kenya. Wildebeest and zebra can still be seen in their numbers throughout the Mara, offering great photographic opportunities.

Kenya in November

The Mombasa Carnival is the highlight of November | Credit: Travel Kenya Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool by night and receive a high rainfall. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives a moderate to high rainfall. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a moderate rainfall. November isn’t the best time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, since it is quite wet and daytime…

Kenya in November

mombasa carnival kenya safari The Mombasa Carnival is the highlight of November | Credit: Travel Kenya

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool by night and receive a high rainfall.

Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and receives a moderate to high rainfall. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive a moderate rainfall.

  • November isn’t the best time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, since it is quite wet and daytime temperatures can get very high. Game viewing in most safari destinations is good in November, though there is a risk of it being interrupted by storms during the short rains. This transitional month also usually heralds the arrival of large numbers of intra-African and Palaearctic migrant birds.

  • For divers and snorkelers, November is a good month to see larger marine creatures such as whale shark, manta ray, and various sharks, dolphins and turtles.

  • The multicultural Mombasa Carnival, Kenya’s most colourful street festival, is held in the eponymous port city every November.

Kenya in December

December is a great time of the year to spot the whale shark off the coast Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool by night and receive a moderate to high amount of rain. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and might receive occasional rainfall. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive occasional rain. From December onwards the Tsavo sees an increase in humidity and although it can get rather intense,…

Kenya in December

whale shark kenya December is a great time of the year to spot the whale shark off the coast

Nairobi and the central highlands are hot by day, cool by night and receive a moderate to high amount of rain. Mombasa and the coast is very hot by day, rather hot at night, and might receive occasional rainfall. The Rift Valley and western interior are hot by day, cool at night and receive occasional rain.

From December onwards the Tsavo sees an increase in humidity and although it can get rather intense, it’s still a good time to visit the coastal regions. The ocean breeze also helps to alleviate the heat and the warm water is a pleasure.

  • December isn’t the best time for beach holidays on the Kenyan coast, since it is quite wet and daytime temperatures can get very high. Game viewing in most safari destinations is good in December. Birdlife is boosted by a variety of intra-African and Palaearctic migrants.

  • For divers and snorkelers, December is a good month to see larger marine creatures such as whale shark, manta ray, and various sharks, dolphins and turtles.

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What does Alice love about African travel?

The people, the culture, the diverse scenery, the wildlife and of course the food & wine.

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Zimbabwe (Victoria Falls), Botswana (Okavango Delta, Linyanti, Chobe), Namibia (Southern), Zanzibar, Kenya (Mombasa and Malindi), Mauritius and South Africa.

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