Currnet Weather in Masai Mara and Serengeti

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Sep 19th, 2007, 08:59 PM
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Currnet Weather in Masai Mara and Serengeti

We are leaving in less that two weeks and are wondering about the actual weather conditions.

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Sep 19th, 2007, 09:10 PM
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try this:
http://www.wunderground.com/global/TN.html

or these:

http://www.safarilands.org/np_ngorongoro.php
http://www.safarilands.org/np_serengeti.php

or do a search on this site, although that doesn't work reliably.
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Sep 19th, 2007, 11:17 PM
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In South Africa and Botswana we were in shorts all the time in sept/oct. Is it the same in the Masai Mara and Serengeti? Reading the weather links, it looks like it is much cooler. Is this due to elevation?
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Sep 20th, 2007, 05:04 AM
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yeah... elevation has its advantages
(in other times of the year differences may occur because seasons are opposite in the 2 different hemi-spheres. )
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Sep 20th, 2007, 07:02 AM
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East Africa generally follows Southern Hemisphere weather, so winter months in the East are much as they are in the South. However, East Africa sits on the Equator and then there's the altitude differences in some areas.

Going into October, you're leaving winter, moving into early spring, so daytime temps will begin to rise a bit. Nights and mornings are always cooler regardless time of year, but will be less so in October. Still should have jacket, sweater, fleece or thermals for the cooler hours; also scarf, hat, socks and gloves if out in open vehicles for game drives. The wind picks up regardless time of year.

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Sep 20th, 2007, 07:17 AM
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We were in the Masai Mara in August. We all wore shorts by the middle of the day. Swimming pools were chilly, low to mid 70's, but the hardy ones were in to cool off. At 6 AM, you need a light jacket and long sleeved shirt, hat and socks. No one wore gloves. My son wore flip flops all the time. Have a great time!
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Sep 20th, 2007, 08:03 AM
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thanks for correcting me! i was of course wrong about the seasons (was thinking about sth else). Even northern Kenya (north of the equator) has highest temps in Jan-Feb and lower temps during July-August,,,
length of day varies a little though
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aby -

Took me awhile to realize that even on the Equator, East Africa has the southern hemishphere sky (Southern Cross) and southern seasons. And, yes, between Dec-Mar, it's summer and hot, especially in the highlands north of NBO - Samburu, Laikipia, Northern Territories, Mathews Range. And, in Tanzania it's quite brutal in the southern parks of Selous and Ruaha.

It was strange years back to realize that on the Equator, there was about the same amount of daylight and nightime hours... split right down the middle by a half-hour either side. None of those very long days as our Northern Hemisphere summers.

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