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Samburu Springs and Mount Meru National Park

Grey zebra in Meru National Park

The cluster of national parks and reserves set in the semi-arid lowlands running broadly northeast from Mount Kenya includes some of the country’s most rewarding safari destinations. In part, this is because they protect a very different fauna to their more southerly counterparts: not only an intriguing selection of localised dry-country large mammals including reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and gerenuk, but also a long list of birds whose range is more-or-less confined to the north of Kenya and far south of Ethiopia.

Samburu-Buffalo Springs-Shaba National Reserves in Kenya

The region’s best-known attraction is the near-contiguous trio of Samburu, Buffalo Springs and Shaba National Reserves, which protect a combined area of 440km2 flanking the perennial Ewaso Nyiro River as it flows through an otherwise austere landscape of scrubby rocky plains and bare termite mounds. Less popular is the 870km2 Meru National Park, whose cover of tropical grassland and savanna is bisected by a series of narrow perennial streams that rise in the central highlands and empty into the Tana River - Kenya’s longest waterway - as it runs along the park’s southern boundary.

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Named after the red-robed pastoralist people who inhabit the surrounding plains, Samburu National Reserve, set on the north bank of the Ewaso Nyiro, protects a relatively hilly tract of dry thornbush that rises to 1,250m at Ol Doinyo Koitogorr. Characteristic wildlife of the open plains includes the endangered Grevy’s zebra, which is far bulkier and more narrowly striped than the familiar common zebra, and the handsome reticulated giraffe, distinguished by its geometrically-marked coat. Dry-country antelope include Beisa oryx, lesser kudu, Guenther’s dik-dik and the bizarre stretch-necked gerenuk, which habitually stands erect on its hind legs to reach the leaves that most other browsers can’t.

lioness in Buffalo Springs National Reserve Lioness in Buffalo Springs National Reserve

Buffalo Springs National Reserve, set on the south bank of the Ewaso Nyiro, supports a similar range of wildlife to facing Samburu. It is one of the more reliable places in Kenya for leopard sightings, and the springs for which it is named - a perennial marsh fed by underground water - attract plenty of wildlife in the dry season.

Herds of Buffalo Joy's Camp Herds of buffalo near Joy’s Camp

Situated on the south bank of the Ewaso Nyiro only 5 km east of Buffalo Springs, little-visited Shaba National Reserve is if anything even drier and more sparsely vegetated than its neighbours, but the range of wildlife is similar. The main game-viewing loop runs through a mosaic of lava-strewn plains, parched grassland and acacia woodland, offering glimpses to the river and passing by several hot springs. In the far east, a spring-fed waterhole once used as a campsite by Joy Adamson now attracts a steady trickle of elephant, buffalo, lion, reticulated giraffe, Grevy’s zebra and antelope.

Egyptian vulture Egyptian vultures are sometimes referred to as the pharaoh’s chicken

A long list of avian specials whose range is largely restricted to northern Kenya and bordering parts of Somalia and/or Ethiopia makes Samburu-Buffalo Springs-Shaba a key site for birdwatching. Literal heavyweights on this list of specials include are Somali ostrich, Abyssinian ground hornbill and the spectacular vulturine guinea fowl, and it is the most reliable site in East Africa for Egyptian vulture. Other specials include white-headed mousebird, Somali bee-eater, golden pipit, rufous chatterer, bare-eyed thrush, bristle-crowned starling and black-capped social weaver.

Elewana collection camel safari This unique safari activity allows you to explore the Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy | Credit: Elewana Collection

Running north from Samburu-Buffalo Springs, the 3,940km2 Namunyak Wildlife Conservancy protects an area of arid northern plains surrounding the Mathews Range, whose forested slopes host plenty of wildlife and several rare plant species. The main attraction here is multi-day camelback and walking safaris.

Lions mount meru The famous tree-climbing lions in Mount Meru National Park

More lush and moist in feel than Samburu-Buffalo Springs-Shaba, Meru National Park possesses a genuine wilderness atmosphere that make it a favourite with repeat safarigoers. All the Big Five are here. You can be pretty certain of seeing elephant, buffalo and rhino (the latter restricted to a large fenced area that runs south from the main entrance gate), but big cats are generally quite difficult to spot on the tall grassland. The reticulated giraffe is very common, but other dry-country ungulates such as lesser kudu, Grevy’s zebra, Beisa oryx and gerenuk are relatively scarce.

The largest of 13 waterways running through Meru National Park, the palm-lined Rojewero River flows through an excellent hippo pool. It is also a good place to look for African finfoot, Pel’s fishing owl, giant kingfisher and the endemic golden palm weaver,

The boundary between Meru National Park and the remote Mwingi National Reserve by is a lushly-forested stretch of the Tana River. Here, the rapids known as Adamson’s Falls (after George Adamson), are the most accessible point anywhere along the course of what is Kenya’s largest waterway.

Paul D_Elsas Grave_Kenya A tributary grave for Joy Adamson’s beloved lion, Elsa | Credit: Paul D

Meru National Park’s Ura River is the site of Elsa’s Grave, the burial place of the lioness subject of the film Born Free. Hand-reared as a pet by Joy and George Adamson, Elsa was released in to Meru National Park in 1958 and successfully reared three cubs there before dying of a tick-borne fever at the age of five.

Practical Advice
  • All the reserves and parks described above are best visited on an organised safari, though self-drive is also a possibility. They can be reached in a long half-day drive from Nairobi via the frontier town of Isiolo, or appended onto a safari also taking in the likes of Masai Mara, Lake Nakuru and the tree hotels of Aberdares and Mount Kenya. The closest airport for scheduled flights is Nanyuki, but charter flights directly to the reserves are available.

  • Samburu-Buffalo Springs is serviced by a good range of lodges, tented camps and campsites. There are also lodges and camps in Shaba and Meru, but fewer, which only adds to these reserves’ aura of exclusivity.


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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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