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.
(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.
(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.