Western Kenya

Western Kenya, Kenya
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by Toppazz
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Attractions

Hotels

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Tours & Activities

Climate & Best time to visit Western Kenya

Climate in Kenya:

Number of rainy days:

J Jan
F Feb
M Mar
A Apr
M May
J Jun
J Jul
A Aug
S Sep
O Oct
N Nov
D Dec
4
4
8
15
13
5
3
4
4
7
14
9

Best time to visit Western Kenya:

Dry Season (June to September): This period is generally considered a good time to visit Western Kenya. The weather is drier and cooler, making it suitable for exploring Lake Victoria, visiting Kakamega Forest, and engaging in outdoor activities.

Short Rainy Season (November to December): Western Kenya experiences short rains during these months. While these rains are usually less intense compared to the main rainy season, they might bring sporadic showers. It's a transitional period between the dry and wet seasons.

Long Rainy Season (March to May): The main rainy season occurs during these months. The rainfall can be heavy and continuous, leading to wet conditions and occasional travel disruptions. However, it's a time when the landscapes become lush and green.

Money & Prices

Currency in Kenya:

Kenyan shilling (KES)

How expensive is a trip to Western Kenya?

Eating out:
Simple meal:
3.52 USD
Fast food meal:
6.15 USD
Mid-range meal:
11.38 USD
Bottle of water:
0.40 USD
Soft drink:
0.53 USD
Cappuccino:
2.18 USD
Local Beer:
1.91 USD
Transportation:
Public transport - one way ticket:
0.74 USD
Taxi - 1km:
1.06 USD
Accommodation:
Refer to the Hotels section for the most up-to-date accommodation prices.
* Prices are approximate. Make sure to check the latest exchange rates when planning your trip.

General information

Kenya general information:

Electricity:
Voltage: 240 V, Frequency: 50 Hz
Sockets:
  • Type G (British/Irish 3-pin)

Visa & Travel Requirements

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