When to Travel
The Mara is a year-round destination, but when you travel will depend on what you want to see. The wildebeest migration season is from July to October, when guests can witness the famous river crossings. July and August are the busiest months; we recommend travelling at a different time of year if possible. When visiting from December to June there are far fewer people in the Mara and great wildlife sightings.
Why travel at this time
This is an ideal time to travel, with fewer tourists in the Mara and a break between the rains. Clear skies and lush landscapes make for excellent photographic conditions and sightings of big cats, giraffes, elephants and even black rhinos. This is also when many animals drop their young and migratory birds are in the region.
The long rains start in March, though January and February may see the odd shower. The average temperature peaks at 28°C/82°F in February, the hottest time of the year. The average minimum temperature is 13°C/55°F from January to March.