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Kenya in 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.

  • Day time maximum temperature = 81°F
  • Night time minimum temperature = 50°F
  • Average rainfall = 42mm
  • Average daylight = 12 hours

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 82 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

Recommended Safaris to Kenya in February