Kenya is generally a dry country. Over 75% of its area is classed as arid or semi-arid with only around 20% being viable for agriculture. Inland, rainfall and temperatures are closely related to altitude changes, with variations induced by local topography. Generally, the climate is warm and humid at the coast, cool and humid in the central highlands, and hot and dry in the north and in the east.
Across most of the country, rainfall is strongly seasonal, although its pattern, timing, and extent vary greatly from place to place and from year to year. The relatively wet coastal belt along the Indian Ocean receives 1,000 mm (39.37 in) or more rain per year. Most rain falls from April to July as a result of the southeasterly monsoon. In much of the central highlands, the rainy seasons are March to June and November to January.
Kenya Travel Information
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Learn about the history and culture of Kenya, the must-try food and drink, and what to pack in your suitcase. Read about Kenya's nature and wildlife, weather, and geography, along with 'Country Quickfacts' compiled by our travel experts. Our globetrotting tips, as well as our visa and health information will help ensure you're properly prepared for a safe and enjoyable trip. The only way you could possibly learn more is by embarking on your journey and discovering Kenya for yourself. Start exploring… book one of our Kenya safaris today!
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