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Samburu National Reserve – Best time to go

Best time to visit Samburu National Reserve

The optimum time to visit Samburu is during the dry season, from July to October. The skies are beautifully clear and sunny and wildlife tends to be easier to spot, due to the tendency to congregate around water sources – there is also less vegetation to conceal animals.

Best times to visit

Dry Season

There are two dry seasons in the Samburu, the first being in January and February and the other is July to October.  Animals gather around water holes and rivers during these periods, whilst the more barren landscapes make them easier to spot.

Rainy Season

Like the dry season, there are also two rainy seasons in the Samburu. The longest one is from the end of March through to the middle of June, with the second one running during October and November. The rains are usually short sharp showers occurring in the afternoon or evening, though this can vary. The rainfall makes the landscape lush with vegetation which makes the area very pretty.

Favourite Season

We consider the dry season of July to October to be the best time to visit the Samburu as the skies are clear, the sun shines and wildlife tends to be easier to spot as there is less vegetation to hide in and the animals tend to congregate close to water sources such as rivers and water holes.

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