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

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

When to go to Northern Rift Valley, Kenya

Based on the climate and weather in Northern Rift Valley, the best time to go is February. See below for details.

What to wear/what to pack for Northern Rift Valley, Kenya by month

January

January here is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Pants or jeans
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Socks
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage

February

If you go to Northern Rift Valley in February, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time.

Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Pants or jeans
  • Umbrella
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

March

March in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Skirts
  • Sandals
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage

April

April in Northern Rift Valley is mild. Temperatures average in the 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Dresses
  • Rain coat
  • Shorts or short pants
  • Sunscreen lotion
  • Umbrella
  • Long and short sleeve shirts
  • Sandals
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Skirts

May

May is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (high 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear

June

Traveling to Northern Rift Valley in June, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Pants or jeans

July

If you go to Northern Rift Valley in July, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Socks
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Pants or jeans
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Dresses

August

If you are traveling to Northern Rift Valley in August, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 50s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Long skirts
  • Umbrella
  • Rain coat
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear

September

September in this region is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Standard footwear
  • Dresses
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts

October

If you go to Northern Rift Valley in October, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Rain coat
  • Dresses
  • Umbrella
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Socks
  • Standard footwear
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Long skirts
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses

November

If you are traveling to Northern Rift Valley in November, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain about half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Pants or jeans
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Umbrella
  • Socks
  • Rain coat
  • Standard footwear
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Long skirts
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Dresses

December

December in this region is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains a bit less than half of the time.

What to wear/what to pack:

  • Socks
  • Long sleeve shirts or blouses
  • Dresses
  • Waterproof luggage
  • Rain coat
  • Pants or jeans
  • Light jacket or fleece
  • Waterproof footwear
  • Umbrella
  • Long skirts
  • Standard footwear

Year-round what to wear/what to pack for Northern Rift Valley, Kenya

Here are some general tips on what to wear in Northern Rift Valley, 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 Northern Rift Valley

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