Tsavo East National Park, Kenya: What to pack, what to wear, and when to go [2022]

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

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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 Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Based on the climate and weather in Tsavo East National Park, the best time to go is August. See below for details.

Important essentials for Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

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

IMPORTANT COVID-19 ESSENTIALS

Other health necessities


  • Emergency water purifier

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


  • Travel first aid kit

    This one is a good choice.


  • Emergency rapid COVID-19 test

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


  • Emergency motion sickness relief

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Activities for Tsavo East National Park, Kenya

Here are some activity recommendations and activity-specific packing tips for Tsavo East National Park.

What to wear/what to pack for Tsavo East National Park, Kenya by month

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January

January is really hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains 5-10 days this month.

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February

If you visit Tsavo East National Park during February, you are likely to find that it is extremely hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the low 90s F (low 30s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the high 60s F (high 10s C). In terms of precipitation, you can expect it to rain once in a while.

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March

March in Tsavo East National Park is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the 70s F (mid 20s C) to low 90s F (low 30s C).

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April

In April, Tsavo East National Park is constantly hot. Temperatures routinely are in the high 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (low 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Tsavo East National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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May

May for Tsavo East National Park is extremely warm. Temperatures average in the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day. It rains regularly.

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June

Traveling to Tsavo East National Park in June, you will notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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July

July in Tsavo East National Park is hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures average in the low 80s F (high 20s C) during the day.

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August

If you are traveling to Tsavo East National Park in August, you will notice that it is hot and dry with little rain. Expect it to rain once in a while. Daytime temperatures are in the low 80s F (high 20s C).

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September

If you vacation in Tsavo East National Park during September, you will probably notice that it is pretty consistently hot and dry with little rain. Temperatures tend to hover around the 80s F (high 20s C) during the day, while at night they can dip into the low 60s F (high 10s C).

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October

October is constantly hot. Temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C) during the day. It rains occasionally.

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November

November in Tsavo East National Park is extremely hot. The rain can amount to several inches/centimeters. During this time, temperatures average in the high 80s F (low 30s C).

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December

In December, Tsavo East National Park can be sweltering. Temperatures routinely are in the 80s F (low 30s C) range. At night, lows are in the high 60s F (high 10s C). This is also a rainy time for Tsavo East National Park, with several of the days of the month having rain.

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