The green season in Kenya is renowned as one of the best times to visit the country. A lot of people don’t realise this and generally opt to go in high season. This season runs from June to October and then from November to January, whereas the green season runs from February to April. It’s sort of the secret season that no one seems to know about!
As my recent trip to Kenya took place in the second half of April, I experienced the green season first hand. I had the pleasure of going on safari for 11 days through the northern parts of Kenya – Samburu, and the Lewa-Borana Landscape – before finishing off with Laikipia. And it was an epic safari!
I came back from the safari feeling like I had seen and done everything, from kayaking on a dam, to walking through the trees, to seeing leopards, lions, both types of rhino, cheetahs, elephants, and all the other various game! I literally had everything pretty much to myself! The magic of the green season comes with a lot of advantages, not least that you will generally have sightings, a guide, and the camp all to yourself – and this just makes the whole safari so much more special.