Visit to Kenya in Mar 2016

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Dec 27th, 2015, 12:00 AM
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Visit to Kenya in Mar 2016

hi,

we are planning to visit Kenya in May 20-30, 2016. Wanted to know is it good time to see wild life around ABERDARES COUNTRY PARK,SAMBURU and MASAI MARA?

How is weather during this time?
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Dec 27th, 2015, 11:53 AM
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I was in Kenya that same time of year in 2014. I would not be too worried about Sambura and anywhere else in the north/central but I fear if there is any rain it will seriously impact your game drives on the Mara. The cotton soil turns into an almost cement-like compound and you really can’t easily game drive during or for a bit after the rain. I usually avoid sending clients to the Mara from Mar 15 onward.

Temps: The mornings are almost always cool in the Mara and afternoons are pleasant (if not raining). Samburu could be HOT. I mean 95 in the day and over 80 well past sunset.

If you are open to other destinations late March is stunning in the Western Cape and the animal viewing in Botswana and South Africa will be good. The rains should mostly be over.

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Dec 29th, 2015, 09:31 PM
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It could be rainy in March. El Nino usually means more rain in Kenya.

Torrents & ruts or not, you'll be getting low season pricing.

I would not consider a minibus in March. Definitely 4-wheel drive.

Or do you mean May 20-30, 2016. Not March?

If you are going in May, then the heaviest rains should be over, but again with El Nino, it could be more this year. You'll be getting low season pricing in late May too.

You can check these weather charts. May is less hot and rainy than March.

https://weather-and-climate.com/aver...sai-mara,Kenya

http://www.holiday-weather.com/samburu/averages/
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