Kenya, Kenya: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2018]

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

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.

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

January

If you are traveling to Kenya in January, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain once in a while. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat

February

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Shorts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat

March

If you are traveling to Kenya in March, you will notice that it is really hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Shorts
  • Sandals
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses

April

Traveling to Kenya in April, you will notice that it can be very hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Shorts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Skirts
  • Dresses
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sandals
  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Rain coat

May

Traveling to Kenya in May, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot. Expect it to rain about a third of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Sunglasses
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Shorts
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Short sleeve shirts

June

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Waterproof luggage
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Light footwear
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat

July

Traveling to Kenya in July, 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 (low 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Dresses
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Light footwear
  • Sandals
  • Rain coat
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof luggage

August

August in this region is hot. Temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains once in a while.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sandals
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Long and short sleeve shirts

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.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Sandals
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear

October

October can be very hot. Temperatures average in the high 70s F (mid 20s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Umbrella
  • Skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Sunglasses
  • Shorts
  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Short sleeve shirts
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sandals

November

If you go to Kenya in November, you will notice that it is hot. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the 70s F (mid 20s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Sandals
  • Shorts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Sunglasses
  • Dresses
  • Skirts
  • Short sleeve shirts

December

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

What to wear/what to pack:

  • If you're going to the beach, bathing suits, swimwear
  • Skirts
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Dresses
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Sandals

Year-round what to wear/what to pack 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.

  • A plug adadpter that supports outlet types G
  • A SIM card that works in Kenya
  • Pickpocketing is an issue, so wear a money belt or neck pouch

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