The best times to visit Naivasha for ideal weather are

November 19th to March 11th

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

 

 


Other Naivasha Travel Info

Weather in Naivasha

Temperature

Average temperatures in Naivasha vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel very enjoyable all year with a fair chance of precipitation about half of the year. The area is more temperate than most — in the 77th 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 Naivasha, the hottest months are February, March, and then January. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally early March where highs are regularly around 83.8°F (28.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 54.8°F (12.7°C) at night.

Naivasha Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Naivasha 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.

Naivasha Perceived Temperature (F)

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Naivasha Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Naivasha 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

MonthAvg. High (°F)Avg. Mean (°F)Avg. Low (°F)
Jan80.567.752.4
Feb82.668.953.6
Mar82.668.954.8
Apr78.666.455.8
May7764.955.8
Jun75.864.555.5
Jul75.663.554.1
Aug76.263.954.4
Sep78.264.653.7
Oct76.964.954.6
Nov75.864.754.4
Dec77.76653.5

Show Celsius

MonthAvg. High (°C)Avg. Mean (°C)Avg. Low (°C)
Jan26.919.811.3
Feb28.120.512
Mar28.120.512.7
Apr25.919.113.2
May2518.313.2
Jun24.318.113.1
Jul24.217.512.3
Aug24.617.712.4
Sep25.718.112.1
Oct24.918.312.6
Nov24.318.212.4
Dec25.418.911.9

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Naivasha are January, February, and then December. Note that we define “significant precipitation” as .1 inches or more in this section. The lowest chance of rain or snow occurs around early to mid January. For example, on the week of January 8th there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid April with an average of 3 days of significant precipitation the week of April 16th.

When can you find snow in Naivasha? 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 Naivasha.

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Snow on the Ground

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

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Average Rain and Snow by Month

Show Inches

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (in)Total Precipitation (in)
Jan5%00.5
Feb8%01.8
Mar16%02.6
Apr34%04.9
May30%04.5
Jun23%02.9
Jul30%04.7
Aug28%03.7
Sep30%03.7
Oct28%03.8
Nov23%02.9
Dec15%03.4

Show Centimeters

MonthDaily Chance of RainAverage Snow Depth (cm)Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan501.3
Feb804.6
Mar1606.6
Apr34012.4
May30011.4
Jun2307.4
Jul30011.9
Aug2809.4
Sep3009.4
Oct2809.7
Nov2307.4
Dec1508.6

 

Humidity and Wind

Naivasha has some humid months, and slightly dry months in the opposite season. The least humid month is February (38.9% relative humidity), and the most humid month is May (67%).

Wind in Naivasha is usually extremely calm. The windiest month is February, followed by March and January. February’s average wind speed of around 4.7 knots (5.4 MPH or 8.6 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 early March where average top sustained speeds reach 15.1 knots, which is considered a moderate breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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.

MonthAvg. WindAvg. Wind FeelSustained High WindHigh Wind Feel
Jan4.1Light breeze13Significant breeze
Feb4.7Light breeze14.3Significant breeze
Mar4.4Light breeze14.3Significant breeze
Apr2.9Barely noticeable11.2Significant breeze
May2.5Barely noticeable10.7Significant breeze
Jun2.4Barely noticeable10.1Gentle breeze
Jul2.7Barely noticeable10.4Significant breeze
Aug2.8Barely noticeable10.7Gentle breeze
Sep2.6Barely noticeable10.7Significant breeze
Oct2.6Barely noticeable10.8Gentle breeze
Nov2.6Barely noticeable11.2Significant breeze
Dec3.5Barely noticeable12.6Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

MonthAvg. Relative Humidity
Jan41.2%
Feb38.9%
Mar43.9%
Apr62.2%
May67%
Jun66.4%
Jul63.8%
Aug63%
Sep61.2%
Oct63.2%
Nov64.8%
Dec54.9%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Naivasha?

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 Naivasha, 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 Naivasha 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 somewhat 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 Naivasha Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 83.8°F (28.8°C) and 76.7°F (24.8°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is somewhat common with 5 to 10 days of significant precipitation per month. Fall is fairly slow for tourism, which makes it a good time for those looking for deals.

Winter (June through August)

The middle-year months have comfortably cool weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the most precipitation with 7 to 9 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the second busiest season for tourism in Naivasha, so lodging and other accommodations may cost slightly more.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 79.5°F (26.4°C) and 75.1°F (23.9°C), which will feel comfortable given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a significant amount: 7 to 9 days per month. Tourism is the busiest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be higher priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Naivasha to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 83.4°F (28.6°C) and 76.8°F (24.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 2 to 5 times per month. These times of year are the slowest with tourists.

 

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