January to February: Dry season. The best time to go for game viewing. Also the high season when parks get a bit "crowded".
March to May: This is the rain season. So severe that a few camps and lodges are closed because roads are impassable.
June to October: Short dry season with scattered unpredictable and short lived showers. And another best time to visit Kenya.
November to December: Even hotter and drier, and after your safari - a great plan is to head for the cooler coastal resorts to relax and recharge before going home.
Between July and October the Masai Mara wildebeest migration is the showground of Africa. This is when 2.5 million animals pass through in numbers you cannot count. The Masai Mara is a year-round Kenya safari destination, so even if the migration is not your interest, the game viewing is still outstanding.
See what you can Expect on a Masai Mara SafariIn northern Kenya's Meru, Samburu, or Laikipia parks, the best times to visit Kenya for great game is the cooler dry season between July and October. The hotter dry season of December to March, makes a safari a bit of an adventure to even find wildlife, as the animals are scattered in their search for water.If you are more of a beach person, then late November to March, or late July to early October are the best times to be on Diani or Malindi Beach, or out on Lamu Island.
Use this handy guide to see the movement of the Great Migration Maps by month as the wildlife moves between the Serengeti in Tanzania and the Masai Mara in Kenya.