Masai Mara Weather
Masai Mara National Reserve, located in southwest Kenya, the climate is pleasantly warm, with cool nights, all year round. The area is located just south of the Equator, but at an altitude between 1,500 and 1,900 metres. The temperatures are slightly higher from October to March, while they are slightly cooler from June to August. At night it can be a little cold, and the temperature can drop below 10 °C, especially from June to August.
Here are the average temperatures.
Masai Mara average temperatures
Rainfall amounts to about 1,400 millimetres per year. The wettest month is April, the driest is July. In the two rainy seasons (see below), especially in April, the rains are abundant and can cause flooding.
To the south, across the border with Tanzania, the park continues in Serengeti; the whole area is famous for the spectacular migration of animals, savanna herbivores such as wildebeest and zebras, moving between the two parks, along a circular path throughout the year, in search of pastures made green by the rains, and are preyed upon by lions, hyenas, leopards and cheetahs, while crocodiles and hippos await them in rivers. In the area we find the Mara River, and its tributaries, while some branches are lost in the swamps.