Best Time to Visit – Ol Pejeta

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Ol Pejeta Conservancy offers good wildlife viewing throughout the year, although heavy downpours can disrupt planned excursions. 4x4 vehicles are essential if visiting during the rainy 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)
Best Weather June to September and December to February (Less rain)
Worst Weather March, April, May and October (Short and long rains)

June to September Dry Season - Winter

  • Mostly sunny and there is little rain
  • Best time for wildlife watching as water sources attract a steady flow of animals
  • Vegetation is thinner and visibility of animals is better
  • Roads are in good condition
  • The reserve gets quite busy
  • Dust in the sky reduces visibility and the scenery is less spectacular

October to May Wet Season - Summer

  • The reserve is less busy and low season rates might apply
  • Outstanding bird watching with migratory birds present
  • Newborn animals are readily seen
  • Scenery is lush and clear skies offer stunning views of Mount Kenya on cloudless days
  • There are many overcast days
  • Smaller animals are difficult to spot in the long grass
  • Road conditions can be bad and a strong 4x4 is required
  • Rain can interfere with game drives
  • Some lodges close in April and/or May

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