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The Best Time to Visit Kenya

Kenya’s diverse geography means that the weather varies widely, but generally the climate is warm and humid on the coast, temperate inland and very dry in the north and north-east.

The hot and dry weather experienced in January and February is great for wildlife watching before the long rains occur between March and early June, particularly in the Central Highlands and the Rift Valley. Wildlife is harder to spot because of the heavy rain and mosquitoes but there are fewer vehicles in the conservancies and reserves and the accommodation is much quieter. Stick around at the end of June for annual Lewa Marathon, a brilliant event to witness right in the heart of the conservancy.

Once the rains disperse, wildlife becomes easier to see again. It’s the best time to stay in the Masai Mara, for between July and October the Great Migration sees over a million wildebeest arrive in the Mara from Serengeti National Park in Tanzania.

The short rains (when rainfall is less frequent and less intense) fall during October and November but wildlife watching is still good and migrating birds arrive, making it an excellent time to go on a safari holiday.

Kenya Travel Advice Essentials

Do I need any vaccinations for Kenya?

Hepatitis A, Typhoid, Polio and Tetanus-Diphtheria vaccinations are currently recommended. If entering Kenya from a yellow fever zone, you must be in possession of a valid international yellow fever innoculation certificate. Please consult your GP at least four to six weeks prior to travel for current advice and medical precautions regarding Malaria.

What is the time difference between Kenya and the UK?

The time difference is GMT +3 hours.

How long is the flight to Kenya?

The flight time from London to Nairobi is 8½ hours.

What is the currency in Kenya?

The currency is the Kenyan shilling.

Do I need visa for a holiday in Kenya?

All UK nationals need a visa to enter Kenya. The visa application can be completed online prior to your trip, with a three-month eVisa costing US$51.

 

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Vahine Island, Tahiti

Just a stone’s throw from the island of Taha’a, in Tahiti’s idyllic Society Islands, this barefoot luxury escape hugs the white sands and coconut groves of Motu Tu Vahine (Island of the Woman) at the edge of a picture perfect turquoise lagoon. A scenic boat ride from nearby Raiatea, Vahine Island is an intimate hideaway for only a handful of guests in its 9 heavenly villas, 3 of which sit over the lagoon on stilts.  This is paradise found!