Geography & Climate


Kenya, whose topography is a study of contrasts, we have most of the world's major climatic conditions. We are mostly a tropical, but have many different conditions to experience. There is desert, semi-arid, temperate to alpine, and arctic! Features range from deserts and arid lands to mountains, white sandy beaches to fresh and salty water lakes, savannah grasslands to fertile agricultural plantations, extinct volcanoes to delicate coral reefs.

The eastern half slopes gently towards sea level while to the west, a series of hills and plateaus alternate upward to the Great Rift Valley. The Rift Valley cuts through Kenya from north to south, creating breathtaking landscapes including escarpments, deep valleys as well as fresh and salt water lakes. Moving back to the west side of the Rift Valley the land again gently slopes towards Lake Victoria

Kenya has 20 mountains, 6 of which rise to over 3,000 meters, including Africa’s second highest, snow-capped Mount Kenya at an altitude of 5,199 m.

Being right on the Equator, the sun shines almost throughout the year and it is almost possible to set you watch by the sun. Sunrise (06.30am) and sunset (6.30pm)



 July to August marks the Kenya winter. January to February is dry. March to May is wet. June to September is dry. October to mid-December is wet. However this is now subject to change with all the change in global warming.

Mombasa (the relaxation capital of Kenya) it’s always hot with average daytime temperatures of 27-31C whilst the daytime temperature in Nairobi (the capital city of Kenya) is 20-26C

Situated at a high altitude of (1700m),


Nairobi has a moderate climate. Being the city in the sun we have great weather! Summers that are hot but not blistering and winters that are cool but not freezing. We here in Nairobi do have the best of both worlds! Rainfall is moderate, the wettest part of the year being late summer to autumn (March to April & late October to November)