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

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Traveling to Southern Rift Valley, Kenya? If you're planning to go to Southern Rift Valley, the following 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 Southern Rift Valley, Kenya

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

Important essentials for Southern Rift Valley, Kenya

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

COVID-19 ESSENTIALS FOR 2022


  • A vaccine card protector

    Vaccine cards can get worn. An unreadable vaccination card may result in severe consequences. This vaccine card protector helps avoid that.


  • N95 masks to use in crowded airports

    These N95 masks provide the best level of COVID-19 protection possible.


  • Kids' KN95 masks

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


  • Travel insurance

    If you or a companion get COVID-19, your amazing trip can be ruined. Good travel insurance can help. See plans


  • Travel disinfecting wipes

    Use these to sanitize plane and hotel surfaces.


  • Hand sanitizer

    This hand sanitizer is an easy-to-carry plane-friendly product.

General health necessities

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

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January

January for Southern Rift Valley is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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February

If you go to Southern 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).

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March

If you are traveling to Southern Rift Valley in March, 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).

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April

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

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May

Traveling to Southern Rift Valley in May, you will notice that it is balmy. Expect it to rain about two thirds of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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June

June is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains regularly.

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July

If you go to Southern Rift Valley in July, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain 5-10 days this month. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the high 50s F (mid 10s C).

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August

August here is balmy. Temperatures average in the high 50s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about a third of the time.

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September

If you go to Southern Rift Valley in September, you will notice that it is mild. Expect it to rain a bit less than half of the time. Average temperatures (including nighttime) are in the low 60s F (mid 10s C).

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October

If you go to Southern Rift Valley in October, 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 (high 10s C).

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November

November for Southern Rift Valley is balmy. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains most days.

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December

December for Southern Rift Valley is mild. Temperatures average in the low 60s F (mid 10s C), with daytime temperatures significantly higher. It rains about half of the time.

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Activities for Southern Rift Valley, Kenya

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Southern Rift Valley.

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