Kenya/Tanzania temps in late Dec. early Jan?

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Feb 15th, 2006, 11:40 AM
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Kenya/Tanzania temps in late Dec. early Jan?

Anyone been to Kenya and/or Tanzania in late December or early January? I'm just curious what the average temps may be, and what we should expect to pack. (Putting the temps in Farenheit would help me a lot!).

We're going to: Amboseli, Lake Manyara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti, and Tarangire.

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Feb 15th, 2006, 01:28 PM
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December - March is Summer in East Africa. Your daytime temps will be a bit higher in Tanzania than Kenya, but expect mid-80s, mabe higher. The nights can drop to the low 60s. On the rim of the Crater even chillier in the mornings and overnight. You'll need layers of clothing to peel off during the day and plenty of SPF as the sun is brutal.
 
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Feb 15th, 2006, 02:24 PM
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We did the same itinerary this past Christmas/New Years. Temps were anywhere from low 70's in the early am in Amboseli and at night in Ngorongoro to at least 105 in Lake Manyara.

Full trip report and pictures are here
http://www.whywework.com/travel/safari2005/index.htm

Link to our full packing list is somewhere on this page
http://www.whywework.com/travel/safari2005/details.htm

Enjoy
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Feb 16th, 2006, 02:57 AM
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Hi Ruby

We were in Tanzania on Safari from Jan 1st to Jan 9th. We found the temperaures in the Serengeti and the crater to be very comfortable. High 20s (high 70s Farenheit) during the day falling to cooler temps at night but I rarely put a sweater on.

I didn't notice it being terribly hot at Lake Manyara.

We then went down to Zanzibar for three days and found the nights very hot & humid at night.

The sun is very srong during the day and it is important to wear a hat, use sun screen and lots of moisturiser and lip balm. One day, I wore a loose long sleeved Columbia safari shirt to protect my arms.

Hope that helps.
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Feb 16th, 2006, 03:33 AM
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Oops - messed up my conversion- it should be 80s. For the conversion - double the Celsius number & add 32.
It didn't feel oppressively hot to us. It wasn't as hot as Sydney in summer & very low humidity.
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