Kenya's Indian Ocean coast is generally humid and hot all year round with Mombasa's annual daytime temperatures averaging between 27 and 31°C. There is the chance of rain on the coast throughout the year though it's wettest and hottest during the mid-March to late May rainy season - indeed, we'd recommend avoiding Kenya's coast at this time.
October to January (especially November) is usually considered the best time to visit Kenya's beaches as these months offer the best conditions for diving and snorkelling. If you want an opportunity to see and swim with whale sharks, then visit the Kenya coast between October and April - the best whale shark sightings occur between January and March.
Planning on combining a visit to Kenya's beaches with other East Africa destinations? Read our advice on the:
For further advice on planning your Kenya beach holiday, simply enquire with one of our Africa Safari Experts.
At a Glance
Kenya is as famous for its dazzling beaches and tropical islands as it is for its wildlife. End off a classic Kenya safari with a stay on the Indian Ocean coast for the best of both worlds.