Kenya’s higher inlands are very pleasant with daytime temperatures between 20°C/68°F and 28°C/82°F, cooler at night.
Kenya has a dry season from June to October, a wet season called ‘short rains’ in November and December, another dry spell in January and February, followed by the ‘long rains’ in March, April and May.
Lake Nakuru NP can be visited year-round, but for those who want to avoid the rain as much as possible, it is best to avoid April and maybe even May and August. Most rain in Nakuru falls between April and August, with a slight dip in June and July where it is drier. But even during those months it will usually not rain the whole day. Rains will come in a storm or it may last a few hours, but generally you will still be able to explore Lake Nakuru even when it rains.
The majority of people avoid the rain in April and this month will usually see fewer visitors than other months.
Birdwatching in Lake Nakuru NP
Migratory birds are in the area from October until April and Lake Nakuru NP is an excellent spot to find many different bird species, including many waterbirds.
In some years thousands of flamingos nest at the lake, but even though the flamingos are usually around, they haven’t been seen in the large numbers as previous years. This is most likely due to the increased water level of the lake, making it unsuitable as a habitat for the flamingos to feed and nest with millions. Your best chance of seeing the huge numbers of flamingos is in January or February.