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Kenya in November

November

Kenya’s short rains season begins in November – wildlife viewing becomes trickier as the month progresses, but the bush looks beautiful and there are newborns about.

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

  • Days are hot, but mornings and evenings become cooler as the month progresses
  • November marks the beginning of Kenya’s short rains season
  • Temperatures range from 24 to 30 degrees during the day
  • It’s hot enough for light layers, and you might like to bring a waterproof for late afternoon and evening rain
  • The short rains blow in with the hot north-eastern monsoon from the Persian Gulf

What are the highlights of visiting Kenya in November?

  • As it’s shoulder season, prices can be quite a lot lower than during dry-season months
  • Visitor numbers are low
  • Earlier in the month, wildlife clusters around scarce water sources
  • There are lots of baby animals about
  • The birdlife is brilliant, as there are plenty of migratory birds
  • With the onset of the rains, landscapes become beautifully lush and green
  • The presence of both wildlife around waterholes (early November) and newborns makes for some fantastic photography

Any Lowlights?

  • It’s advisable to reserve accommodation in advance, to be sure of staying in your favourite properties
  • Mosquitoes turn up once the short rains have settled in
  • Later in the month, wildlife viewing is more difficult – due to the rains, animals are more dispersed around water sources and sometimes hidden in tall grass

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