We recently posted about traveling to Kenya in December for a safari and the amazing wildlife experiences it could bring. This time, we’ll be talking about why February is an excellent choice for a safari trip to Kenya; what you can expect from the experience and how to make the most of your stay.
February is a great time to visit Kenya because it falls during the dry season. Much of the country will be dry and arid, but the savannah grasslands will still be lush and green from the rains from earlier in the year. This creates a unique opportunity to experience both dryland and wetland wildlife closeup. You’ll also get to see animals gathering around rivers for water and foraging for food in this prime season.
Kenyan Weather in February:
The weather in February typically ranges from warm to hot. Average temperatures during the day are around 25°C (77°F) and evenings are cooler at around 18-20°C (65-68°F). Because of the dryness, most days will be sunny, though there may be some light rain showers on occasion.
What wildlife can I see in Kenya in February?
February is a great time to spot wildlife in Kenya, as many animals will be out and about looking for food. In the lush grasslands of the savannah, you’ll find zebras, antelopes, wildebeests, elephants, giraffes, lions, cheetahs and more. You can also spot hippos, crocodiles and many other aquatic animals in the rivers and wetlands.
What activities can I do on a Kenyan Safari in February?
On a safari to Kenya in February, you’ll have plenty of chances to observe wildlife up close. Whether you choose to take part in game drives or guided walks, there’s something for everyone. You can also take part in hot air balloon rides to get a bird’s eye view of the landscape, or opt for night game drives to spot nocturnal animals like leopards and servals.
Is February a good month to go on Kenya Safari?
February is the offseason for tourism in Kenya, as some of the more popular wildlife activities, such as the wildebeest migration, are not taking place at this time of year. While February doesn’t have the same rains that December or April does, it is still a great time to go on safari and experience a different side of African wildlife—especially during the dry season.. With fewer tourists around and beautiful weather, February is definitely a great month to visit Kenya for your Safari.
In February, you’ll be able to experience the beauty of the Kenyan natural landscape and wildlife up close. Whether you choose to take part in game drives or guided walks, there’s something for everyone. Be sure to bring along your camera and binoculars, as these will help you get the most out of your visit!
Here is all the wildlife you can get to see in February:
With great weather and fewer crowds, February is an excellent time to go on a safari to Kenya. Whether you’re looking for a wildlife experience or just some time away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you will find what you’re looking for in this stunning African country. So why not make February your next destination for an unforgettable safari experience?
What will you miss going for a safari in February:
In February, the wildebeest migration will have already passed through the great game reserves of Kenya. While it is still possible to spot some migrating herds in the area, you’re more likely to find smaller family groups during this time. Additionally, there may be fewer opportunities for activities like hot air balloon rides and night game drives as these are often seasonal offerings.
What makes February a great month to go on a safari:
February is a great time to go on a safari in Kenya as the weather is warm and dry. Average temperatures during the day are around 25°C (77°F) and evenings are cooler at around 18-20°C (65-68°F). With fewer rains, most days will be sunny which makes for ideal conditions for wildlife spotting.
In February, you will still be able to observe a wide variety of wildlife in the great game reserves of Kenya. From zebras and antelopes to lions, cheetahs and hippos, there is something for everyone. The dry season also provides excellent opportunities for night game drives and hot air balloon rides.
How much are Safari packages in February?
The prices of safari packages depend on the duration and type of activities included. Generally, packages range from $200 to $700 USD per person per day. If you’re planning for a 4 to 7-day safari, you can expect to pay between $800 to $4,000 USD per person for the entire package. Prices may vary depending on the time of year, type of accommodation and activities included in your itinerary.
This is significantly cheaper than what you’d pay during peak season from July to October which could be as high as $4,000 to $8,000 USD for a 7-day package.
Pros and Cons of going for February Safari in Kenya:
-Weather is warm and dry, making for ideal wildlife spotting conditions
-Fewer tourists than peak season
-Prices are lower than during peak season
-Wide variety of wildlife to be seen in the game reserves.
-The wildebeest migration has already passed through
-Fewer opportunities for activities like hot air balloon rides and night game drives
-Prices may still be on the high side for some people.
Safari activities to do in February:
-Game drives: Take your pick from early morning, day and night game drives where you can explore the stunning game reserves of Kenya.
-Guided walks: Embark on guided walking safaris to get a closer look at the wildlife and vegetation.
-Hot air balloon rides: Soar up high and take in the breathtaking views of the African savannah.
-Bush breakfasts: Enjoy a luxurious bush breakfast in one of Kenya’s game reserves.
-Bush dinners: Relax under the stars and savor traditional African cuisine.
-Cultural visits: Learn about local cultures and traditions from your guides and local communities.
-Bird watching: Spot some of the hundreds of species of birds that call Kenya home.
-Serval Walks and Drives: Experience a once in a lifetime opportunity to see one of Africa’s most elusive cats – The Serval. This large, spotted cat is typically found in open grassland and savannah habitats.
Top Safari Packages for Safari-goers in February:
1. The Mara Classic Safari: This 4 day/3 night package takes you to the world famous Masai Mara National Reserve where you will have the chance to go on game drives, enjoy bush breakfasts and dinners, partake in guided walks and more!
2. The Tsavo East & West Safari: Embark on a 5 day/4 night adventure to the Tsavo East and West National Parks. This package will give you the opportunity to get close to some of Kenya’s most iconic wildlife, such as elephants, lions and cheetahs.
3. The Big Five Safari: Enjoy a 7 day/6 night safari that will take you across the Amboseli, Nakuru and Masai Mara National Parks. This package includes game drives, hot air balloon rides, bush breakfasts and dinners and lots more!
How to book a February Safari:
1. Decide on a package that best suits your needs and budget.
2. Research different travel operators to find the best deals.
3. Confirm availability of accommodation and activities with the operator before booking.
4. Once you have selected an operator, book your safari online or over the phone.
5. Read through the terms and conditions of your booking before finalizing it.
6. Make sure to bring along all the necessary documents such as passports, visas and permits when travelling.
7. Have a wonderful time on your safari!
How Kambu Campers can help you plan your Safari:
You can rent our campervan or our 4×4 vehicles and explore Kenyan game reserves in the comfort of your own personal vehicle. Our campervans and 4x4s are fully equipped with all the necessary equipment for a safe and comfortable journey, such as satellite navigation systems, emergency kits, camping chairs, tents etc.
We provide accommodation packages that match any budget, from camping in the bush to luxury safari lodges. Our experienced team will help you find the perfect place to stay and ensure that you have a comfortable and memorable experience.
We offer guided safaris in some of Kenya’s most popular game reserves, such as Masai Mara, Amboseli and Tsavo East. Our knowledgeable guides will help you get the most out of your safari experience with their expert knowledge and local insights.
Q: What documents do I need to have with me when travelling?
A: You will need valid passports, visas and permits when travelling. Please contact your local embassy for further information.
Q: What type of clothing should I bring on my safari in February?
A: We recommend wearing comfortable and lightweight clothing that you can layer, such as t-shirts, lightweight trousers and a jacket. It is also important to bring along a hat and sunglasses for protection from the sun.
Q: How much does it cost to go on a safari in Kenya?
A: The price of your safari will depend on the package you choose, the type of accommodation and the activities you will be participating in. For a rough estimate, safaris typically range between $500 – $3000 USD per person for a 4-7 day/night package.
Q: Is there anything else I should know before going on a safari?
A: Make sure to read through all the terms and conditions of your booking before finalizing it, especially regarding cancellations or changes in travel plans. It is also a good idea to purchase travel insurance for extra peace of mind.
We hope you found this guide useful in planning your perfect safari experience! If you have any further questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. We wish you a wonderful and safe journey!
The Kambu Campers Team.