Best Time to Visit – Lewa Conservancy

Anthony Ham
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By Anthony Ham

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Lonely Planet guidebooks, including the guide to Kenya.

Anthony is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

Anthony is the author of the Lonely Planet guide to Kenya.

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Lewa Wildlife Conservancy offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year, but heavy rain can interfere with your safari. The reserve's lodges are closed in April and November because the condition of the roads is a problem in the Wet season.

Best Time June to September (Dry season)
High Season June to October and December to March (Some lodges get busy)
Low Season April, May and November (Roads might be in bad condition and the lodges close in April and November)
Best Weather June to September and December to February (Less rain)
Worst Weather March, April, May and October, November (Short and long rains)

June to September Dry Season

  • Not much rain and conditions are usually sunny
  • Wildlife watching is easier as animals gather at year-round water sources
  • Vegetation is thinner and so visibility of animals is better
  • Off-road driving is permitted
  • The reserve gets quite busy
  • A lot of dust in the sky and the scenery is less spectacular

October to May Wet Season

  • The reserve is less busy and low season rates might apply
  • Bird watching is excellent and migratory birds are present
  • There are many newborn animals
  • Scenery is lush and the clear conditions offer stunning views of Mount Kenya when the clouds lift
  • Many overcast days
  • The grass is long which makes smaller animals harder to spot
  • Rain usually means bad road conditions, which can spoil a safari
  • Off-road driving won’t be possible after rain

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