Best Time to Visit – Tsavo East NP

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A trip to Tsavo East is best planned in June to October and January to February, when conditions in the park are favorable for wildlife watching, which is the same in Tsavo West. At other times of the year, conditions will be more challenging. This is particularly the case during the peak of the short rains (November) and the long rains (April and May). The vegetation at these times is denser and animals spread out, which makes spotting them more difficult.

Best Time June to September and January to February are best for general wildlife viewing (Little rainfall)
High Season December to March and July to October (The reserve never gets very busy)
Low Season April to June (Low season rates may apply)
Best Weather June to September and January to February (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather April (Wettest month)

June to October Dry Season

  • Wildlife watching is better in the Dry season when the grass is shorter and animals gather at water sources
  • Sunny days with little rainfall
  • Malaria is less prevalent
  • Dry and dusty conditions prevail
  • Scenically less enticing with hazy skies

November to May Wet Season

  • The park is beautiful with lush scenery
  • April to June is low season so lower rates may apply
  • Although wildlife viewing is better in the Dry season, there is still plenty of wildlife around
  • Best time for bird watchers
  • Roads deteriorate with the increase in rainfall in April and May
  • Rain can interrupt your planned activities, especially in April

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