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Masai Mara – Best time to go

Best time to visit Masai Mara

The best time to go to the Masai Mara is during the dry season, between June and October when temperatures reach highs of around 25–27°C and the wildebeest migration takes place. From March to May and October to December, the rainy seasons bring up to 208 millimetres of rainfall a month.

Best times to visit

Dry Season

The Masai Mara has two dry seasons, from January to March when the weather is hot, and July to October when temperatures are cooler. Animals gather round water holes and rivers, while more barren landscapes make them easier to spot.  

Rainy Season

There are two rainy seasons too; the long rains from around April to June and the short rains in November and December. The short rains are usually followed by sunny skies and do not last long. 

Favourite Season

The Masai Mara is a superb game viewing destination all year round, but the absolute best time to visit is from July to October, when millions of wildebeest and zebra migrate across the plains followed by hungry predators.  

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Average weather in January

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
28ºC
82mm

Average weather in February

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
28ºC
95mm

Average weather in March

Good travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
28ºC
124mm

Average weather in April

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
27ºC
166mm

Average weather in May

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
26ºC
110mm

Average weather in June

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
26ºC
59mm

Average weather in July

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
25ºC
28mm

Average weather in August

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
26ºC
44mm

Average weather in September

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
27ºC
52mm

Average weather in October

Best travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
28ºC
56mm

Average weather in November

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
27ºC
100mm

Average weather in December

Average travel weather

Avg. temp
Avg. rainfall
Masai Mara
27ºC
111mm