Best time to go to Kenya for a perfect weather and where to go?

Get the very best time to visit Kenya from average weather conditions in many locations like Lodwar or Mombasa below.

When is the best time to go to Kenya?

When is the best time to go to Kenya? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Kenya, the weather is at least tolerable in January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October and November
  • The best months to go to Nairobi are January, February, March, July, August, September, October and December
  • On average, the warmest months in Nairobi are January, February, March, April, September and October
  • The rainiest months in this city are April and May
  • Lodwar is the city with the best climate, with good weather 12 months a year
  • The best months for swimming in Mombasa are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Kenya for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 21°C to 33°C
20%
February 22°C to 34°C
23%
March 23°C to 34°C
41%
April 21°C to 33°C
72%
May 20°C to 32°C
69%
June 20°C to 31°C
59%
July 19°C to 31°C
56%
August 20°C to 31°C
57%
September 21°C to 32°C
51%
October 22°C to 33°C
58%
November 21°C to 32°C
67%
December 20°C to 33°C
50%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Kenya by cities

Nairobi

Best time to go to Nairobi

The best months to go to Nairobi are january, february, march, july, august, september, october and december.

Mombasa

Best time to go to Mombasa

The best months to go to Mombasa are january and february.

Eldoret

Best time to go to Eldoret

The best months to go to Eldoret are january, february, march, november and december.

Kisumu

Best time to go to Kisumu

The best months to go to Kisumu are january, february, march and december.

Lodwar

Best time to go to Lodwar

The best months to go to Lodwar are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.

Malindi

Best time to go to Malindi

The best months to go to Malindi are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


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Temperatures and rainfall in Kenya

On these 3 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Kenya and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu and Lodwar, as well as the month-by-month sea temperature for coastal cities.

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Where to go in Kenya?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Nairobi27°C28°C28°C26°C24°C24°C24°C25°C26°C27°C25°C26°C
Mombasa34°C34°C35°C34°C32°C31°C31°C30°C31°C32°C34°C34°C
Eldoret26°C27°C27°C25°C23°C22°C21°C22°C24°C25°C24°C24°C
Kisumu32°C33°C32°C29°C28°C27°C28°C29°C30°C30°C29°C30°C
Lodwar36°C37°C37°C35°C34°C34°C33°C34°C35°C35°C34°C35°C
Malindi34°C34°C34°C34°C32°C31°C30°C30°C31°C32°C34°C34°C
Nakuru26°C27°C27°C25°C24°C24°C24°C24°C26°C25°C24°C24°C
Chuka27°C28°C28°C27°C25°C24°C24°C25°C27°C27°C26°C26°C
Garissa36°C36°C36°C36°C35°C34°C33°C33°C34°C35°C34°C34°C
Kericho26°C27°C27°C24°C22°C22°C22°C23°C25°C25°C24°C24°C
Kilifi34°C34°C35°C35°C33°C32°C31°C31°C31°C33°C34°C35°C
Kisii27°C29°C28°C26°C25°C24°C25°C26°C27°C27°C26°C26°C
Kitale27°C29°C28°C26°C25°C24°C24°C25°C27°C26°C26°C26°C
Lake Naivasha National Park26°C27°C27°C25°C24°C24°C24°C24°C26°C26°C24°C24°C
Mandera37°C38°C38°C35°C34°C34°C33°C34°C35°C35°C34°C35°C
Murang'a26°C27°C27°C25°C24°C23°C23°C23°C25°C25°C24°C25°C
Nyeri26°C27°C27°C25°C24°C23°C23°C23°C25°C25°C25°C25°C
Siaya32°C34°C33°C30°C28°C28°C28°C29°C30°C30°C30°C30°C
Thika28°C29°C29°C27°C25°C25°C25°C25°C27°C27°C26°C26°C

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Is this weather information for Kenya reliable?

Climate data for Kenya has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Kenya allows us to determine the average for each month in Nairobi, Mombasa, Eldoret, Kisumu, Lodwar, Malindi, Nakuru, Chuka, and 11 other cities.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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