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Kenya in February

February

February’s hot and dry conditions are fantastic not only for classic vehicle and walking safaris, but for horse riding and other activities too.

What's the weather going to be like in Kenya in February?

  • Days are clear and dry, with infrequent rainfall
  • We’re well into dry season, though there are slim possibilities of cloud and rain on Diani Beach
  • The average water temperature for Diani and other coastal regions is 28 degrees
  • It can be cold at night so pack layers
  • The Maasai Mara National Reserve gets just three days of rain

What are the highlights of visiting Kenya in February?

  • Value and availability of properties is good
  • Predominantly fine conditions are perfect not only for classic vehicle and walking safaris, but also for horse riding, fishing, and swimming, in Laikipia for example
  • There are no mosquitoes
  • The short grasses are great for observation of a range of predators and herbivores
  • If you’re in the Maasai Mara, you can expect to see impressive numbers of predators – this area is adjacent to Tanzania’s Serengeti National Park, and many newborn herbivores are in the Serengeti at this time
  • Both water temperatures and water clarity are high in February – conditions are superb for snorkelling and diving, observing turtles, tropical fish, and even dolphins
  • There are plenty of opportunities to photograph wildlife species, on the plains and quenching their thirst at waterholes

Any lowlights?

  • If you’re hoping to see the Great Migration this month, we recommend staying in the Serengeti rather than in the Maasai Mara and conservancies

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