How to plan a safari during Kenya’s long rains

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From April to June and October to December, Kenya is infamous for experiencing long rains, as crops and agriculture need re-fuelling in preparation for the country’s dry seasons.

Even though this time of year may be flooded with poor weather, this does not take away from the magical landscapes and unmissable wildlife.

With safari prices reduced, this is the perfect time to experience game viewing like no other. So, if you’re planning on visiting Kenya during the long-rains, Cheetah Safaris have prepared everything you need to know!

Will I see any animals during the long rains?

Game-viewing in Africa doesn’t stop just because we have a spot of rain! Many Kenya and Tanzania destinations have spectacular wildlife viewing safaris all year round, so you won’t miss out on seeing the big 5!

The Masai Mara is known for hosting an array of wildlife all year round, including elephants, giraffes, lions and wildebeest during their migration. When the long rains fall, the Mara River is replenished, whilst the stunning landscapes are freshened up, making for stunning scenery and excellent photo opportunities.

In April and May, there are also fewer visitors than normal, meaning you can enjoy the feeling of a more private safari experience.

If you’re more of a birdwatcher, Lake Nakuru is a prime spot for their diverse birdlife. Over 400 species grace the lakes during rainy season, including the eye-catching flamingo.

Do I Save Money By Opting for a Rainy Season Safari?

As long rains attract lest tourists because of the weather, prices are usually reduced. Lower demand sees accommodation rates fall and flights become cheaper, but your safari experience doesn’t suffer!

This is the perfect time for embarking on a safari experience on a budget. Traffic jams on safari drives are avoided, eliminating competition for the best wildlife spotting. This allows you to connect personally with the breath-taking destinations.

What are the best safaris to go on between April and June?

If you’re looking for a low season safari package, you’ve come to the right place! At Cheetah Safaris, we have a variety of unique packages for you to explore.

Experience 4 days exploring the Masai Mara, starting at $1346 pp. You will start your journey in Nairobi, before making your way to the Masai Mara, staying in the luxurious Governors Camp for 3 nights. This will give you the full experience of one of the most highly anticipated game viewing areas in Kenya.

Alternatively, immerse yourself in a long-stay safari across Kenya and Tanzania. During the long rains there are many more locations in Tanzania offering unique game-viewing drives. Visit Lake Nakuru, Masai Mara, Serengeti, Ngorongoro and more, whilst having our guides take care of everything.

See more of our safari packages visiting Kenya in 2019/20.

Contact Cheetah Revolution Safaris today!

If you’re struggling to find the perfect low season safari, don’t suffer in silence! At Cheetah Safaris, our dedicated team can help you create the safari holiday of your dreams, perfect for you and your family.

Simply call us on  +254020250616  / +254 (0)780 337 652 or complete our online enquiry form and we will get back to you!


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