What is December?
December is the twelfth and final month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and is also the last of seven months to have a length of 31 days.
Places To Go In December In Kenya
1. Maasai Mara National Reserve
Maasai Mara National Reserve is the world’s outstanding game reserve. This place is named after Maasai people dressed in a red cloak. A safari in Kenya in December is really exciting. December month is not apt to visit beaches but it is the best time to try out safari.
This is the most famous safari destination showcasing elephants, lions, leopards, and rhinos. You can witness great migration at this spot when thousands of zebra, wildebeest, and Thomson’s gazelle migrate to and fro from Serengeti.
In this reserve, you can find crowds of crocodiles and hippos lurking in the Mara River. Also, it has a massive population of cheetahs, leopards, and lions. All credit goes to the altitude of the park where the weather is balmy and mild.
Nairobi is the capital city of Kenya and it incorporates Nairobi National Park which is home to a large game reserve. Breeding of black rhinos, an endangered species takes place here.
Also, you can spot zebras, lions, and giraffes. Visit the elephant orphanage that is placed adjacent to this park. One must definitely add Nairobi to their bucket list to make their vacation truly an unforgettable one.
3. Mount Kenya
Wait! This guide has something unique for you. This is the second-largest magnificent mountain in Kenya. Submerge into the dense forests of Bamboo and rosewood trees that are found here.
Also, the rugged peaks and the glaciers that are placed on the upper slopes will leave you awestruck. If you are an adventure freak, then trek to Mount Kenya which will pump your adrenaline for sure. This mountain boasts amazing sceneries and diverse flora & fauna.
4. The Aberdares
Then head to this Aberdare National Park that incorporates rare species of animals like black leopard and black serval. If you are lucky enough, you can locate the bongo and the African golden cat.
Diverse species of birds like Jackson’s spurfowl, sparrowhawk, African fish eagle, and plovers will definitely make you snap some pictures of them. So all those who are wildlife photographers or found of photography can add this place to their bucket list of places to visit in Kenya in December.
5. Amboseli National Park
Previously called the Maasai Amboseli Game Reserve, this park is situated in Kajiado South Constituency in Kenya. You can explore the bounty of elephants and species of 600 birds here. Spanning over 39,206 hectares, you can get a glimpse of the best wildlife in this park.
Spot the herds of elephants in Amboseli. Also, relax at the various massages and spa centers.
Hot air balloon rides or magnificent views of Mount Kilimanjaro, Amboseli National Park has everything to make your vacation a memorable one.
Is December a good time to go to Kenya?
December is a wonderful time to visit Kenya—the weather is warm and reasonably dry yet the crowd sizes are still manageable, particularly at the beginning of the month.
You’ll get some rain but it’s not constant, offering plenty of days to take a wildlife safari or stroll through the markets of Nairobi.
What is the season in Kenya in December?
Being in the southern hemisphere, December is part of the traditional summer season but temperatures are generally hot all year in Kenya. The average daytime temperature will be around 23°C, with this rising by several degrees depending on your exact location.
How to pack for Kenya in December?
Long trousers and long-sleeved tops are best, to protect you from the harsh sun by day and mosquitoes at night. Nighttime and early morning game drives can be cold, so pack a warm hat, scarf, gloves, and a fleece or jacket.