Best Time to Visit – Samburu NR

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Samburu can be visited year-round, but wildlife watching is usually best in the dry months from June to October and December to March. It is wise to avoid the height of the Wet seasons (November, April and May). During these months, spotting wildlife (which has spread out anyway with the availability of water) in the long grass is more challenging.

Best Time June to September and January to February are best for general wildlife viewing (Little to no rainfall)
High Season December to March and July to October (The reserve can get quite busy)
Low Season April to June (Low season rates may apply)
Best Weather June and December (It tends to be cooler and fresher after the rains)
Worst Weather April (Wettest month)

June to October Dry Season

  • The dry months are the best time for wildlife watching with short grass and animals grouped together at water sources
  • Almost no rain and plenty of sunshine
  • Malaria is almost absent
  • Very dry and dusty
  • Not as scenic with hazy skies

November to May Wet Season

  • The leafy scenery is lovely
  • April to June is low season and lower rates may apply
  • Plenty of animals around despite wildlife viewing being better in the Dry season
  • Best time for birders with the presence of migratory birds
  • Road conditions can be bad in April and May
  • Rain can cause havoc with your plans in the peak rainfall months, especially April

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