When to travel to Rekero
Though the migration passes through the Mara from July to October, there’s plenty to see throughout the year. January through April is one of our favourite times to travel. There’s lots of wildlife to see — especially big cats — and fewer crowds. July and August are the busiest months due to the migration and holiday season. If you want fewer tourists on your safari, we recommend avoiding this period if possible.
Why travel at this time
The Mara isn’t as busy during this time of year, mainly because the migration is in the southern Serengeti. But there is still plenty to see, including big cats, elephants, giraffes and occasionally black rhinos. It’s also when a lot of animals give birth. Clear skies and flowers that bloom after the short rains of November and December make for wonderful photographic conditions. Migratory birds have arrived in the Mara, too.
The long rains start in March, but January and February may still see the occasional shower. It’s the hottest time of year, too. The average temperature peaks at 28°C/82°F in February with an average low of 13°C/55°F from January to March.