Kenya has diffrent topographical regions that expirience distinct climates.However, the hottest period is Febreuary and march while the coldest periods are July and August.Generaly, because Kenya is an equatorial country, there is little variation in weather throughout the year. In the coastal region, the weather is generally humid with temperatures ranging from 21 C to 32 C.

Rail and Buses

Rail is a safe, reliable form of public transport. Passenger services run from Mombasa to Malaba via Voi, Nairobi , Nakuru and Eldoret. It is essential to book tickets two to three days in advance. Kenya has a good network of buses, as well as minibuses and share-taxis, Private 18-seater buses offer shuttle services connecting Nairobi and Mombasa with Arusha and Moshi in Tanzania , which are more expensive, but more comfortable and safer. Where possible, rail travel should be the chosen means of transport.


Domestic air services operate between the major airports: Jomo Kenyatta International, Nairobi and Moi International, Mombasa . A number of airlines operate between Nairobi , Mombasa , Kisumu, Nanyuki, Malindi, Lamu and the national parks/reserves of Amboseli, Masai Mara and Samburu.

Medical Services

Medical services in Kenya are good in urban areas and in the vicinity of game parks and beaches, but are limited elsewhere. It is advisable to secure medical cover on your medical insurance before arriving in the country.


Travel in Kenya is generally entirely safe, Petty crime and theft occurs in some of the urban areas, so be vigilant and keep valuables concealed. Security within the parks is quite good, but never leave possessions unattended.


While water in major towns is chlorinated and relatively safe to drink, for first time African travelers we advise that you stick to sealed bottled water, which is available from most hotels and lodges.