Kakamega, Kenya: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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Traveling to Kakamega, Kenya? If you're planning to go to Kakamega, here is some important information about when to go, what to wear, and what to pack.

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About your travel guide

Hi! I'm Dev. I've traveled all over the world and in my travels, I have made many packing lists. In this series, my team and I have compiled the most useful information, as well as things we couldn't live without, to help you plan your trip.


When to go to Kakamega, Kenya

Based on the climate and weather in Kakamega, the best time to go is July. See below for details.

Important essentials for Kakamega, Kenya

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Kakamega, as well as several items to remember to pack when traveling there.

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

    Some areas may have unreliable tap water, so it's important to take an emergency water purifier like this one.


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a excellent choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

    U.S. residents can get them free here. Otherwise, you can buy them here.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

Activities for Kakamega, Kenya

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Kakamega.

If you go to Kakamega Rainforest, you will do a lot of walking. These are a must:


  • Small portable cooler

    Save money on drinks with this portable cooler.


  • Good hiking shoes

    These are designed for this kind of walking, and can breathe and can get wet


  • Binoculars

    Like these


  • Ultralight day pack

    Like this, so you don't have to lug around a heavy suitcase.

We also recommend these top tours in and around Kakamega.

What to wear/what to pack for Kakamega, Kenya by month

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January

January in Kakamega can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C) to 80s F (low 20s C).

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February

February in Kakamega is really hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (low 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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March

March in Kakamega can be very hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to 80s F (low 30s C).

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April

If you vacation in Kakamega during April, you are likely to see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain most days.

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May

If you vacation in Kakamega during May, you may see that it is extremely warm. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about two thirds of the time.

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June

If you visit Kakamega during June, you might find that it is hot. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 50s F (mid 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain about half of the time.

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July

If you go to Kakamega in July, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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August

In August, Kakamega is hot. Temperatures routinely are in the low 80s F (high 20s C) range. At night, lows are in the 50s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Kakamega, with several of the days of the month having rain. Additionally, it is breezy.

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September

September in Kakamega is pretty consistently hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the low 70s F (low 20s C) to low 80s F (high 20s C).

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October

October for Kakamega is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains about half of the time.

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November

If you are traveling to Kakamega in November, you will notice that it is extremely warm. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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December

If you go to Kakamega in December, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Daytime temperatures are in the 80s F (high 20s C).

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