Best Time to Visit – Saiwa Swamp NP

Anthony Ham
Expert
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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Saiwa Swamp can be visited year-round. This is a high rainfall area, but December to March is quite dry, and there are a lot of sunny days. April to August is very wet, and rain might interfere with planned activities in the park.

Best Time December to March (Little rain)
High Season Mid-December to March and July to October (The reserve never gets busy)
Low Season April to June and November to mid-December (Low season rates may apply for accommodation)
Best Weather December to March (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather April to August (Wettest months)

December to March Dry Season

  • It is mostly sunny and there is little rainfall
  • There are many migrant birds
  • Sitatunga antelope have their newborn

April to November Wet Season

  • The scenery is very lush
  • You’re still likely to see the sitatunga antelope and other wildlife
  • It rains a lot which might interfere with your activities

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