​Best Time To Visit – Tsavo West 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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Tsavo West National Park is best visited in the dry months from June to October and January to February. Although the park can be visited at any time of year, during the peaks of the Wet season (April and November) animals tend to spread out due to the abundance of water and food, and the vegetation can be quite dense.


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Best Time June to October and January to February (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 and November to December (Wettest months)

June to October Dry Season

  • Wildlife viewing can be excellent
  • Sunny conditions with almost no rain
  • There is less malaria around in the Dry season
  • The conditions make for dry and dusty days
  • Scenically not as appealing with hazy skies

November to May Wet Season

  • Beautiful and lush scenery in the park
  • Lower rates may apply from April to June (low season)
  • Best time of year for birds, with migratory birds present
  • Driving conditions can be bad in April, May and November
  • Animals disperse and can be difficult to see

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