BEST TIME TO VISIT WATAMU DURING YOUR COASTAL TRAVELS IN EASTERN KENYA
Watamu has two rainy seasons – a short rainy season in November and December and a long rainy season from April through June which starts sprinkles by end of March, with May being considered the wettest month. During the long rainy season, heavy downpours are expected in the afternoon in comparison to less frequent and lighter showers during the short rainy season.
We consider July through October to be the best time to visit Watamu, as this is the longest dry season with cool coastal conditions and the skies are clear and sunny, but Watamu is a beautiful coastal destination no matter when you visit. The second dry and humid season is much shorter and lasts from January to February and early parts of March.
The Indian Ocean coastline tends to be more humid that inland areas and average annual temperatures are generally in the lower to mid-80s degrees Fahrenheit (26-30 Celsius) during the day and lower to mid-70s degrees Fahrenheit (21-24 Celsius) at night. January to March are the warmest months, with daytime temperatures in the lower 90’s Fahrenheit (32 Celsius) and the coolest months are July and August with average temperatures in the lower-80s Fahrenheit (27 Celsius) during the day.
The climate also affects the room rates in Watamu with the peak prices being in the drier periods of July through October and end of December till February (read more on where to stay in Watamu). The short and long rainy period in Kenya welcomes fewer seaside guests. Thus, the accommodation prices are reduced to attract seasoned beachcombers who prefer the aquatic blessings of the equatorial skies of East Africa. Note that it does not rain throughout the day during this period; however, it can shower for a few consecutive days with breaks in between, with some days having longer sunshine with intermittent overcast hours.
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WHERE TO STAY IN WATAMU
Watamu offers a range of hotels, from the most opulent beachside villas where you are pampered with top service to deluxe resorts where you receive excellent service to affordable lodgings.
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TOUR WATAMU ATTRACTIONS
Whether your activity of choice is water sports, marine explorations, visiting historical and cultural sites or learning more about the flora and fauna, Watamu offers a range of tour experiences.
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GUIDE ON WATAMU
In Watamu, you may come to realize that the stretches of soft white beaches, ocean breezes gently swaying the coconut palms leaves and turquoise, marine life waters are exactly what you imagined.
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EAST AFRICA SAFARI & BEACH BOOKING TRIP IDEA FOR WATAMU IN EASTERN KENYA
When beach vacationing in Watamu, we recommend experiencing some of the surrounding Watamu attractions and tour activities after your Kenya safari to Masai Mara for the wildebeest migration, Amboseli, Samburu or Laikipia - Lewa, Nakuru and Naivasha - Great Rift Valley Lakes. You can also day trek or climb the 2nd highest mountain in Africa - Mount Kenya.
You may optionally extend out to other wilderness areas of Meru, Chyulu Hills or Tsavo East - Tsavo West ending with a twin-beach vacation and Swahili cultural tour in the exotic spice island of Zanzibar or Lamu, or even Mombasa.
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