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Kenya Weather in June

Three camels and a man on a Kenya beach during June.
Head to Nyali Beach for a camel ride as the temperature rises in Mombasa once the month of June starts.

Kenya emerges from the rainy season in June. Rainfall across the country decreases substantially, especially in key destinations like Nairobi and Mombasa. In Nairobi, the capital and safari gateway, daily high temperatures average a comfortable 23°C (74°F), which drops to 12°C (54°F) at night. While brief afternoon thunderstorms are still possible, humidity levels are much lower than in the preceding months.

The weather is warm along coastal Mombasa, with daily highs of around 29°C (84°F), allowing beachgoers and sunbathers to rejoice. Kenya's plains and savannas stay largely dry throughout June, which draws thirsty wildlife to rivers and waterholes.

Read our article on the best time to visit Kenya for a more detailed month-by-month overview.

Weather in Kenya in June - Rainfall and Temperatures

JANFEBMARAPRMAYJUNJULAUGSEPOCTNOVDEC
Avg Daily (°C)262727252322232325252424
Avg Nightly (°C)161413151412131414151413
Avg Daily (°F)798181777372737377777575
Avg Nightly (°F)615755595754555757595755
Avg Rainfall (mm)2833561258369323331616758

Why Visit Kenya In June

The ruggedness of Hell's Gate National Park as dry season nears.
June is the perfect time to hike the famous Hell's Gate National Park, skipping the rainy season hurdles as well as the prime season pricing.
Wildebeests crossing the Mara River to reach Maasai Mara in Kenya.
Head to the wildebeest crossing area in the Mara River to witness the first herds of wildebeests migrating to Maasai Mara towards the ending days of June.

 Kenya unfolds its myriad wonders during the month of June. As the Great Migration sets the savanna in motion and the landscapes bask in the warmth of the season, a trip to Kenya in June truly stands out. Here are some of the reasons to visit Kenya in June.

  • Prime safari conditions: A Kenya safari in June is particularly favorable due to the moderate temperatures and dry conditions. Thirsty wildlife congregates around water sources, offering prime game viewing opportunities. Take advantage of the pre-peak season in June for affordable safari packages and accommodation.

  • Outdoor exploration: Minimal rainfall in Kenya in June makes for an excellent time for outdoor activities. Embark on hiking adventures in areas like Hell's Gate National Park and Mount Kenya National Park. Pleasant daytime temperature and low humidity in Nairobi are also perfect for sightseeing.

  • Events and festivals: Madaraka Day is celebrated on June 1, which marks Kenya's independence from British colonial rule. Lively parades and cultural shows are held in major cities. Similarly, the Lake Turkana Festival, typically held in June in the desert town of Loiyangalani, showcases the vibrant heritage of 14 ethnic communities through colorful displays of dance, music, and arts. The Rhino Charge, an annual off-road motorsport competition, also takes place in June.

Where to go and what to do

The Nairobi cityscape captured from afar.
Explore the urban city of Nairobi at a leisurely pace, skipping the peak season crowd.

Take advantage of the comparatively less tourist crowds by planning a trip to Kenya in June. Start your trip in Nairobi, the capital city of Kenya. On your Nairobi trip, you can visit local attractions, such as the Nairobi National Museum and the Giraffe Centre, explore local markets, and check out the city’s nightlife. Nearby day trips from Nairobi lead to famous national parks like Amboseli, known for views of Mount Kilimanjaro and large elephant herds, and Maasai Mara, where the Great Migration passes through.

The appeal of Kenya in June extends beyond wildlife. The coastal city of Mombasa experiences warm temperatures accompanied by the lowest rainfall of the year. This creates ideal conditions for beach enthusiasts, allowing for activities like swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and kitesurfing. The Indian Ocean coastline also dazzles with white sand beaches and warm, clear waters. Diani Beach and Watamu provide tranquil vacation spots, while Malindi is renowned for its excellent waves, drawing surfers from around the world.

June also marks the pre-peak season, making it a cost-effective time for Kenya safari packages. Smaller crowds enhance the safari experience, providing more intimate encounters with the wildlife.

For mountain adventures, hike Mount Elgon in western Kenya. As Africa's seventh tallest mountain, it offers more accessible trails than many peaks, with scenic viewpoints, waterfalls, and hot springs along the way. Hell's Gate National Park provides exceptional hiking and biking among volcanic rock formations and steam vents. Or challenge yourself by summiting the rugged, wildlife-filled slopes of Mount Kenya, scenic after the rainy season.

Need Help Planning Your June Trip to Kenya?

Whether you're interested in mountain adventures, beach relaxation, or safari excursions, Kenya in June offers diverse activities. The favorable weather, fewer crowds, and unique wildlife encounters make the month an opportune time to plan your customized trip to Kenya.

Contact our local travel experts to arrange a customized Kenya trip, taking advantage of June's great weather and wildlife opportunities.

Or explore our Kenya travel guide for additional insights into planning your trip.

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