When is the best time to go to Mombasa?

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

  • The weather is good all year round in Mombasa
  • On average, the warmest months are January, February, March, April, May, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months are May and December
  • The best months for swimming are January, February, March, April, May, June, October, November and December

Annual weather in Mombasa

Infographic of the best times to visit Mombasa
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Weather details in Mombasa month by month

To get all the information about the climate and weather in Mombasa for a specific month, click on the corresponding link below:

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Weather and climate in Mombasa

Mombasa enjoys a tropical savanna climate (with dry summer) in accordance with the Köppen-Geiger classification. The yearly average maximum temperature in Mombasa is 88°F (ranging from 83°F in july to 90°F in march). Annual rainfall is 30.8in, with a minimum of 1.3in in july and a maximum of 4.6in in december.
  • Between january and june the climate is correct. In average, on the morning it is 76°F and it rains about 1.3in each month.
  • In july the climate is good. The temperature rises to 83°F and it rains about 3% of the time in july.
  • From august to december the climate is okay. It is for example 90°F as maximum temperature in december and, in december, 8 days of rain are expected.

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Charts: temperature and rainfall in Mombasa

In the charts below, you can see the following seasonal norms for the city of Mombasa: the minimum and maximum outdoor temperature, the risk and amount of monthly rainfall, daily average sunshine, sea temperature, and relative humidity for each month of the year.

Outside temperature

Precipitation (rainfall)

Daily sunshine hours

Sea temperature


Peak visitor numbers and tourist seasons in Mombasa

Find out when Mombasa has its high tourist season (the period when the influx of tourists is highest) and off-peak tourist season using our data and figures.

Tourist seasons in Mombasa

  • Very low season in Mombasa
    The months with the lowest number of tourists are: January, February, March, May, October and November.
  • Low season in Mombasa
    The months with low numbers of tourists are: April, June, July and September.
  • High season in Mombasa
    The number of visitors to Mombasa is high in: August.
  • Peak season in Mombasa
    The largest number of tourists visiting Mombasa is during: December.

Figure: Visitor index for Mombasa month by month

Best time for low prices in Mombasa

Average prices of hotels in Mombasa month by month

Generally, March is the month with the lowest hotel prices in Mombasa. So this is a great time to save on your holiday! In contrast, December is statistically the most expensive month of the year for hotels.

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Average price of hiring a car in Mombasa

On average, it costs $ 91 per day to hire a car in Mombasa. This price varies by $ 23 depending on the month. In january, hiring a car costs an average of $ 83 per 24 hours, so this is the best time to save money! In contrast, the average price in november is $ 105.

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