To make your Kenya Safaris more enjoyable, the country its self has unpredictable weather shifts. Overall,January to March the pattern is dry and hot. Then from April through June you have the short rains which begin around Easter Holidays, it is wet and hot. That is at lower altitudes. It is another story at high altitudes. It can rain without warning any time. South West is influenced by Lake Victoria. Along the Indian coast, the mighty monsoons rule. Ever heard of the Sea and Land breezes? Uh? well this is big time.
Like it or not major seasons for tourists are linked to rainfall patterns. Peaks in December and January. As the water diminishes, the animals converge on the ever dwindling rivers and streams. The thick foliage becomes thin like an old net, offering better visibility. You make rapid progress in dry weather. Few delays except for animal jams! They have right of anyway, and can you complain?
The wet weather drives the crowds away, the facilities are cheaper. The bush so thick with foliage, visibility is poor. This abundance of food shortens forage distances for the herbivores. When scarcity sets in the middle of the dry season, the herbivores congregate, water is at special holes, bringing about predictable rhythmic movements.
Do you fancy smelling King Lion? Or any of the other equally captivating wildlife. Yes it is possible to come that
near. Safely in specially made game vehicles in the re-assuring company of guides and game rangers.
All year round you can enjoy good animal viewing, but nothing beats the July-October time slot which presents
the spectacular Wildebeest Migration. It enfolds before your eyes from vintage points; the birds of prey,
insatiable crocs and fierce predators engorge themselves in the famous Masaai Mara.
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Menacing jaws of crocs will not deter the stampede of the Wildebeest. A few feet away the others, the others
are taking a sip of the water which will shortly be stained by the blood of one of their unlucky numbers.
Submerged below the murky waters, with only the eyes barely visible, these crocs zero in on their unsuspecting
victims. These silent torpedoes shoot out of the water with a splash, jaws wide open, with rows of evil fangs.
Whatever the cost; slithering crocs, lions or even the water. Hundreds fall prey in the milieu to the equally
July to October, the plains are tinder dry, and this triggers the migration. Visibility is at its best for viewing game.
The sheer numbers will just stagger you. Moving in tandem to the wildebeest are numerous herds of zebra.
Together they constitute a juicy menu which the predators can’t refuse. In the air, they hover, sky dive; on the
ground, they follow, encircle; ambush, and pick on the weak, the lame, the young, and the old relentlessly.