Best Time To Go To Samburu; When To Go To Samburu

When you are looking to travel to such a place as Sub-Saharan Africa, the chances are you are not hoping to be rained on. African holidays are made up mostly by time in the wilderness on safari and on the beach in a little slice of Indian Ocean paradise. For a safari holiday, it is generally better to travel in the drier months which are, as a rule of thumb, usually in the British Summer Time of end of June – October. Very sweepingly, this is when most of the parks in both east and southern Africa are drier, making the animals forced to congregate around waterholes and easier to spot generally. Of course, there are exceptions to this rule. Some travellers may want to see the African bush in all its green glory in rainy season, catch some rare wildlife experiences whilst paying low season rates… Essentially it is completely down to you and to which individual park you are going to, but if wildlife viewing and brilliant beach time is a priority then the classically dry months are generally speaking a safe bet.

In Kenya’s Samburu, temperatures are near 30 degrees year-round. It is close to the equator, so night time temperatures rarely get too chilly – so no need for packing lots of layers. Samburu follows the general pattern of the rest of East Africa, with the short rains beginning in October, but usually only towards the end, and continuing through until the end of November. By December through until mid-March there is excellent safari opportunities without a huge amount of rainfall (though there is still a chance of rain).  Come June through until the end of September/Mid October the wildlife is at it’s best. It gets progressively better throughout this period as the park dries out and the animals become easier to spot. We would recommend going in these months to maximise the quality of your safari…
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