Weather and Climate

East Africa

High Season (Jun–Aug)

  • Much of the region is cool and dry.
  • Hotels in popular areas are full, many with high-season prices.
  • Animal-spotting is easiest, as foliage is sparse and animals congregate around water sources.

Shoulder Season (Sep–Feb)

  • An ideal travel time, with greener landscapes and fewer crowds.
  • Peak-season prices from mid-December to mid-January.
  • Short rains in October and November rarely interrupt travel.

Low Season (Mar–May)

  • Heavy rains in much of the region make secondary roads muddy, some areas inaccessible and landscapes green.
  • Some hotels close; others offer low-season discounts.