The best times to visit Samburu 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.
Samburu Travel Guide
Other Samburu Travel Info
Weather in Samburu
Average temperatures in Samburu 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 Samburu, 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.
Samburu Temperatures (Fahrenheit)
Samburu Temperatures (Celsius)
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.
Samburu Perceived Temperature (F)
Samburu Perceived Temperature (C)
Average Samburu 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.
|Month||Avg. High (°F)||Avg. Mean (°F)||Avg. Low (°F)|
|Month||Avg. High (°C)||Avg. Mean (°C)||Avg. Low (°C)|
Precipitation (Rain or Snow)
If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Samburu 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 Samburu? 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 Samburu.
Snow on the Ground
The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Samburu (in).
Average Rain and Snow by Month
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (in)||Total Precipitation (in)|
|Month||Daily Chance of Rain||Average Snow Depth (cm)||Total Precipitation (cm)|
Humidity and Wind
Samburu 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 Samburu 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 Samburu.
The graph below shows wind speed (max and average) in knots.
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|
Is it Safe to Travel to Samburu?
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 Samburu, 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 Samburu 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
Overall Samburu 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 Samburu, 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 Samburu 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.