What are the high and low seasons?
Each country has its own “High and Low Seasons” which are dependent on weather, the movement of animals, and tourist vacation time preferences. Why this is important information is that, as might be expected, the seasons offer different rates for Safari.
As with all aspects of a great journey:
Planning + knowledge = an awesome Safari!
July 1st through October 31st and December 1st through March 31st
April 1st through June 30th and November 1st through November 30th
Kenya has clear, distinct high and low seasons, based primarily on “The Great Migration” as well as vacation season preferences of Europeans, Asians and the Kenyan Citizens themselves.
What does this mean for you and your Kenyan Safari? The Low Season offers exceptional bargains in Kenya. Without an intense “Monsoon” or rainy season, Kenyan Safaris, as well as other outdoor activities, such as golfing and fishing, can be enjoyed year round.
December 1st through March 31st and June 1st through October 31st
All of November
All of April and May
Much like Kenya, Tanzania has its high season partly during “The Great Migration.” If you look closely at the two country’s dates, you can see how the migration moves from one country to the other, shifting the High Season dates.
In Tanzania, the weather plays a key role in tourism and Safaris. The rains make roads muddy and boggy. If you are interested in climbing Mount Kilimanjaro or Mount Meru, the low season is extremely uncomfortable for climbing.
Uganda & Rwanda:
January through February, and all the months of June, July, August, September and October
The entire months of March, April, May, October, November and December as low seasons for both Uganda and Rwanda