The best times to visit Tsavo for ideal weather are

June 11th 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 Tsavo Travel Info

Weather in Tsavo

Temperature

Average temperatures in Tsavo vary very little. Considering humidity, temperatures feel hot for most of the year with a very low chance of rain throughout the year. The area is less temperate than some — in the 35th 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 Tsavo, the hottest months are March, February, and then April. See average monthly temperatures below. The warmest time of year is generally late February and early March where highs are regularly around 94.7°F (34.8°C) with temperatures rarely dropping below 69.4°F (20.8°C) at night.

Tsavo Temperatures (Fahrenheit)

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Tsavo 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.

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Tsavo Perceived Temperature (C)

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Average Tsavo 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 89.3 78.7 69.3
Feb 92 80.1 69.6
Mar 93 80.6 70.6
Apr 90.3 79.2 70.7
May 86.7 77.1 69.3
Jun 85.3 75.3 67.1
Jul 83.9 74 65
Aug 83.5 74 65.3
Sep 86.1 75.3 66
Oct 88.6 77.3 68.2
Nov 89.4 78.5 70
Dec 88.2 78.4 70.2

Show Celsius

Month Avg. High (°C) Avg. Mean (°C) Avg. Low (°C)
Jan 31.8 25.9 20.7
Feb 33.3 26.7 20.9
Mar 33.9 27 21.4
Apr 32.4 26.2 21.5
May 30.4 25.1 20.7
Jun 29.6 24.1 19.5
Jul 28.8 23.3 18.3
Aug 28.6 23.3 18.5
Sep 30.1 24.1 18.9
Oct 31.4 25.2 20.1
Nov 31.9 25.8 21.1
Dec 31.2 25.8 21.2

 


 

Precipitation (Rain or Snow)

If dry weather is what you’re after, the months with the lowest chance of significant precipitation in Tsavo are July, September, 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 late January. For example, on the week of January 22nd there are no days of precipitation on average. By contrast, it’s most likely to rain or snow in mid November with an average of 2 days of significant precipitation the week of November 12th.

When can you find snow in Tsavo? 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 Tsavo.

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Snow on the Ground

The graph below shows the average snow on the ground in Tsavo (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 5% 0 0.9
Feb 3% 0 0.8
Mar 14% 0 3
Apr 17% 0 3.9
May 6% 0 1
Jun 2% 0 0.2
Jul 1% 0 0.1
Aug 3% 0 0.3
Sep 2% 0 0.3
Oct 10% 0 3
Nov 21% 0 5.3
Dec 20% 0 5.2

Show Centimeters

Month Daily Chance of Rain Average Snow Depth (cm) Total Precipitation (cm)
Jan 5 0 2.3
Feb 3 0 2
Mar 14 0 7.6
Apr 17 0 9.9
May 6 0 2.5
Jun 2 0 0.5
Jul 1 0 0.3
Aug 3 0 0.8
Sep 2 0 0.8
Oct 10 0 7.6
Nov 21 0 13.5
Dec 20 0 13.2

 

Humidity and Wind

Tsavo has some high humidity months, with other comfortably humid months. The least humid month is July (54.8% relative humidity), and the most humid month is December (68.8%).

Wind in Tsavo is usually moderate. The windiest month is September, followed by July and May. September’s average wind speed of around 11.9 knots (13.7 MPH or 22.1 KPH) is considered “a moderate breeze.” Maximum sustained winds (the highest speed for the day lasting more than a few moments) are at their highest in early September where average top sustained speeds reach 19.7 knots, which is considered a fresh breeze.

Relative Humidity (%)

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

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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 6.8 Light breeze 14.1 Significant breeze
Feb 6.8 Light breeze 14.4 Significant breeze
Mar 7.2 Gentle breeze 15.3 Significant breeze
Apr 8.3 Gentle breeze 15.5 Significant breeze
May 11.1 Significant breeze 18.2 Significant breeze
Jun 11.1 Significant breeze 18.5 Strong breeze
Jul 11.7 Significant breeze 18.8 Significant breeze
Aug 10.7 Gentle breeze 18 Strong breeze
Sep 11.9 Significant breeze 19.3 Significant breeze
Oct 9.8 Gentle breeze 17.4 Strong breeze
Nov 7.1 Gentle breeze 14.7 Significant breeze
Dec 6 Light breeze 13.1 Significant breeze

Show Relative Humidity by Month

Month Avg. Relative Humidity
Jan 62.3%
Feb 57.3%
Mar 59.2%
Apr 65%
May 62.8%
Jun 57.4%
Jul 54.8%
Aug 58%
Sep 55.3%
Oct 59.7%
Nov 65.6%
Dec 68.8%

 

Is it Safe to Travel to Tsavo?

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 Tsavo, Kenya is December, followed by August and March. 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 Tsavo in September. 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 54 in September means 54% of the tourists vs. December.

 

 

Overall Tsavo Travel Experience by Season

Fall (March through May)

Humidity and temperatures combine to make this season feel warm. Highs range from 94.7°F (34.8°C) and 85.8°F (29.9°C) with colder temperatures in the later months. Rain is rare with 2 to 5 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 very comfortable weather with high temperatures that are comfortable. These months see the least precipitation with 0 to 1 days of precipitation per month. June – August is the busiest season for tourism in Tsavo, so lodging and other accommodations may cost more than usual.

Spring (September through November)

Spring daily highs range from 89.9°F (32.2°C) and 84.9°F (29.4°C), which will feel very nice given the humidity and wind. It rains or snows a normal amount: 1 to 6 days per month. Tourism is the slowest during these months due to the weather, so hotels may be affordably priced.

Summer (December through February)

Weather is perfect this time of year in Tsavo to be enjoyable for warm weather travelers. The average high during this season is between 94.7°F (34.8°C) and 87.7°F (30.9°C). On average, it rains or snows a smalll amount: 1 to 6 times per month. These times of year are the second busiest with tourists.

 

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