When to Go

High Season (Jun–Oct, Jan & Feb)

  • Wildebeest in the Mara usually from mid-July to October.
  • January and February offer hot, dry weather good for wildlife watching.
  • Sky-high lodge prices, especially July to October.

Shoulder (Nov & Dec)

  • Short rains fall in October and November, but still an excellent time to visit.
  • Prices drop from November, but advance reservations still a good idea.
  • Excellent time for birdwatching as migrant species arrive.

Low Season (Mar–May)

  • Long rains mean accommodation is much quieter and prices can be a bargain.
  • Wildlife is harder to spot and more dispersed, but fewer vehicles.
  • Some tracks are impassable and mosquitoes are rife.