Best Time To Visit Kenya

When to go

With Kenya’s diverse geography, there is considerable regional variation in climate. Generally, the best times to visit are between December and March, and from June to October. The rainy periods are the April/May ‘long rains’ and November ‘short rains’.

Best time to visit Kenya

Getting there

Kenya Airways and British Airways operate daily services from London Heathrow to Nairobi. In addition to a number of services from the rest of UK via Europe and the Middle East. Flight time is approximately 8.5 hours. Air Kenya operates daily connecting flights from Nairobi to Mombasa, Malindi and Manda Island near Lamu. Flights take about 11.5 hours. For more bush & beach combinations, Kenya Airways flies daily from Nairobi to Zanzibar and Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and twice weekly to the Seychelles and Madagascar.

Time Zone

GMT +3 hours


Visas are required for Kenya. British citizens can purchase visas at point of entry for $50.


There are no compulsory health requirements. Kenya is a malarial area and precautions should be taken. Always consult your doctor at least six weeks before travel and see the useful NHS website - Fit for Travel for details of recommended vaccinations for your destination. 

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