Nairobi: When to go

Tourism in Nairobi is centered on wildlife. Apart from the city tourist attractions, the primary reason for tourists visiting Nairobi is to get a first hand experience of the wildlife that inhabits the grassy lands of Nairobi. The climate is dry and hot for the better part of the year with periods of rain from March to May (long rains) and October to December (short rains). Therefore the best time to visit Nairobi is from January to February and July to August when you will get to see plenty of animals at the safari parks. If you want to witness the migration of the zebras and wildebeest then June to September are the perfect months to be in Nairobi. If you plan your trip during the rainy months, your accommodation will be cheaper than peak seasons, but the possibility of spotting game is minimal with restricted access to safari parks.