The best times to visit Laikipia for ideal weather are

May 14th to September 30th

based on average temperature and humidity from NOAA (the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration). Read below for more weather and travel details.

 

 


Other Laikipia Travel Info

Weather in Laikipia

Temperature

Average temperatures in Laikipia vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a low chance of precipitation most of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 85th percentile for pleasant weather — compared to tourist destinations worldwide. Weeks with ideal weather are listed above. If you’re looking for the very warmest time to visit Laikipia, the hottest months are March, April, and then October. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early to mid March where highs are regularly around 80.4°F (26.9°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 55.7°F (13.2°C) at night.

Laikipia Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Laikipia Temperatures (Celsius)

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“Feels-Like” Temperatures

The way we experience weather isn’t all about temperature. Higher temperatures affect us much more at higher humidity, and colder temperatures feel piercing with high winds. Our perceived temperatures factor in humidity and wind chill to better represent how hot or cold the day feels to a person.

Laikipia Perceived Temperature (F)

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Laikipia Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Laikipia Temperatures by Month

Daily highs (averaged for the month) usually give the best indication of the weather. A significantly lower mean and low generally just means it gets colder at night.

Show Fahrenheit

Month Avg. High (°F) Avg. Mean (°F) Avg. Low (°F)
Jan 76.9 65.8 52.8
Feb 79.3 67.3 53.8
Mar 79.3 67.9 56.1
Apr 76.2 67.5 58.2
May 74.4 66.6 58.1
Jun 72.5 64.5 56.3
Jul 70.6 63 55
Aug 71.9 63.9 55.4
Sep 76.2 66.8 56
Oct 76.2 67.3 58.6
Nov 74.3 65.8 57.2
Dec 74.9 65.2 54.6

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 24.9 18.8 11.6
Feb 26.3 19.6 12.1
Mar 26.3 19.9 13.4
Apr 24.6 19.7 14.6
May 23.6 19.2 14.5
Jun 22.5 18.1 13.5
Jul 21.4 17.2 12.8
Aug 22.2 17.7 13
Sep 24.6 19.3 13.3
Oct 24.6 19.6 14.8
Nov 23.5 18.8 14
Dec 23.8 18.4 12.6

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Laikipia are September, July, and then June. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around mid to late September. For example, on the week of September 17th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in early November with an average of 5 days of significant precipitation the week of November 5th.

When can you find snow in Laikipia? Weather stations report no annual snow. Please note that a value of 0 for snow in the graph below may either mean there was no snow, or that snow is unreported.

Chance of Precipitation

The graph below shows the % chance of rainy and snowy days in Laikipia.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Laikipia (in).

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (in) Total Precipitation (in)
Jan 14% 0 2.9
Feb 8% 0 1.7
Mar 18% 0 2.7
Apr 39% 0 8.3
May 17% 0 3.1
Jun 7% 0 0.7
Jul 5% 0 1.1
Aug 7% 0 0.7
Sep 3% 0 0.4
Oct 35% 0 8.9
Nov 51% 0 11.6
Dec 28% 0 6.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 14 0 7.4
Feb 8 0 4.3
Mar 18 0 6.9
Apr 39 0 21.1
May 17 0 7.9
Jun 7 0 1.8
Jul 5 0 2.8
Aug 7 0 1.8
Sep 3 0 1
Oct 35 0 22.6
Nov 51 0 29.5
Dec 28 0 15.7

 

Humidity and Wind

Laikipia has some very humid months, and above average humidity throughout the year. The least humid month is September (60.2% relative humidity), and the most humid month is November (79.4%).

Wind in Laikipia is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is August, followed by July and May. August’s average wind speed of around 4.3 knots (5 MPH or 8 KPH) is considered “a light breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in mid to late August where average top sustained speeds reach 9.8 knots, which is considered a gentle breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

The graph below shows the average % humidity by month in Laikipia.

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Wind

The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.

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Average Wind Speeds

Show Wind Speeds

All wind speeds are in knots. 1 knot = 1.15 MPH or 1.85 KPH.

Month Avg. Wind Avg. Wind Feel Sustained High Wind High Wind Feel
Jan 2.9 Barely noticeable 5.7 Light breeze
Feb 3 Barely noticeable 5.9 Light breeze
Mar 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.4 Light breeze
Apr 3.2 Barely noticeable 6.3 Light breeze
May 4.1 Light breeze 7.7 Light breeze
Jun 3.7 Barely noticeable 7.1 Gentle breeze
Jul 4.1 Light breeze 7.5 Light breeze
Aug 4.3 Light breeze 7.8 Gentle breeze
Sep 4 Light breeze 7.4 Light breeze
Oct 3.6 Barely noticeable 6.7 Light breeze
Nov 2.5 Barely noticeable 5.6 Light breeze
Dec 2.3 Barely noticeable 4.9 Light breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 68.9%
Feb 65%
Mar 66.8%
Apr 76.1%
May 75.6%
Jun 72.8%
Jul 71.1%
Aug 67.3%
Sep 60.2%
Oct 68.4%
Nov 79.4%
Dec 77%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Laikipia?

Our best data indicates this area is somewhat safe, but with extra warnings in a few regions. As of Oct 07, 2019 there are travel warnings and regional advisories for Kenya; exercise a high degree of caution and avoid some areas. Check this page for any recent changes or regions to avoid: Travel Advice and Advisories. This advisory was last updated on Sep 18, 2019.


 

The Busiest and Least Crowded Months

The busiest month for tourism in Laikipia, Kenya is November, followed by June and February. Prices for hotels and flights will be most expensive during these months, though you can save if you purchase well in advance. Tourists are unlikely to visit Laikipia in December. Those willing to visit at these times will likely find it the least expensive month.

Estimated Tourism by Month

 

Most Popular Months to Visit

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Tourists Seeking Accommodations

Tourism graph is based on Google searches for services used by tourists relative to the rest of the year. Tourism data for this area is extrapolated based on nearby areas. Displayed data is calculated relative to the peak, so a score of 81 in December means 81% of the tourists vs. November.

 

 

Overall Laikipia Travel Experience by Season

Spring (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 80.4°F (26.9°C) and 74°F (23.3°C) with similar temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 12 days of significant precipitation per month. Spring is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Summer (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with about 2 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Laikipia, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Fall (September through November)

Fall daily highs range from 78.6°F (25.9°C) and 73.6°F (23.1°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 1 to 15 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Winter (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Laikipia to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 80.4°F (26.9°C) and 74.8°F (23.8°C). On average, it rains or snows a fair amount: 2 to 9 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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