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Kenya in July

July

It’s Great Migration time! Come July the first herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles enter the Maasai Mara for the thrilling river crossings – and dry conditions are superb for safari everywhere.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 26°C
  • Night time minimum temperature = 10°C
  • Average rainfall = 20mm
  • Average daylight = 12 hours

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

  • Both day and night temperatures are cooler than June
  • It’s dry season, so the weather is cooler and drier overall
  • The Maasai Mara National Reserve and Laikipia are particularly chilly, as they’re at higher altitudes than other safari areas
  • There’s significant wind chill on morning and evening/night vehicle safaris, so we recommend lots of layers

What are the highlights of visiting Kenya in July?

  • The dry conditions are superb for safari, including watching the Great Migration river crossings
  • There are far fewer mosquitoes than in green season
  • The huge herds of wildebeest, zebra, and gazelles attract big cats and fearsome crocodiles
  • Wildlife viewing in general is easier, as animals cluster around scarce water sources
  • July is a terrific time of year to climb Mount Kenya
  • Sunny skies make for some stunning photography, and this month is particularly good for capturing Nairobi National Park with its city backdrop

Any Lowlights?

  • Properties tend to book up at record speed, as July is a school holiday month
  • Accommodation is at its most expensive
  • Some areas, particularly the Maasai Mara, can feel fairly crowded – and there’s a lot of dust about too

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