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

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Traveling to Kenya, Kenya? If you're planning to go to Kenya, I have 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 Kenya, Kenya

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

Important essentials for Kenya, Kenya

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • Travel insurance that includes COVID-19 coverage

    Cases are climbing again, and areas are returning to lockdown. If you or a companion get COVID-19, you may be stuck with no way home -- but travel insurance can protect you. Learn more about COVID-19 and travel insurance


  • Kids' KN95 masks

    N95 masks aren't sold for kids. These are a good alternative (and can also be used by adults if N95 masks are not available).

  • (U.S. Residents) Telehealth COVID-19 test for entry to U.S.

    U.S. residents still need a certified COVID-19 test to return home, but it can now be via Zoom. Learn more


  • N95 masks

    These N95 masks provide the best level of protection possible.


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards often wear out. An unreadable vaccine card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps stop that.


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is a good TSA-friendly product.


  • Touchless thermometer

    A touchless thermometer is important to have.

General health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good one.


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

Don't forget these

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

Already know when you're traveling?

January

Traveling to Kenya in January, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain occasionally. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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February

February for Kenya dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

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March

March for Kenya can be sweltering. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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April

April here is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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May

May in Kenya is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

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June

Traveling to Kenya in June, you will notice that it dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

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July

July for Kenya dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the 70s F (low 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

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August

August for Kenya is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains sometimes.

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September

September here dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains occasionally.

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October

October for Kenya is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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November

November for Kenya is pretty consistently hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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December

December here is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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