Best Time to Visit – Tsavo West NP

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Tsavo West is best visited in the dry months from June to October and January to February, the same as Tsavo East. Although the park can be visited any time of year, wildlife viewing during the height of the Wet season (November, April and May) is not recommended. The vegetation is dense in the wet months, making it more difficult to see animals, which tend to spread out anyway due to the abundance of water.

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 main tourist area of the park can get 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 - Winter

  • Wildlife viewing is best in the dry months
  • Sunny conditions with almost no rain
  • Less malaria around in the Dry season
  • The conditions make for very dry and dusty days
  • Scenically not as appealing; hazy skies

November to May Wet Season - Summer

  • Beautiful and lush scenery in the park
  • Lower rates may apply from April to June (low season)
  • Still reasonable wildlife around
  • Best time of year for birds, with migratory birds present
  • Driving conditions can be bad in April and May
  • Peak rainfall months, especially April, can interfere with most park activities

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