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Kenya has a pleasant, tropical climate due to its location.  During the dry season from June to October, the average high is 75°F with a low of 68°F. Early mornings and nights can dip down to 50 degrees. Then from November to May during the wet season, the average high 82°F then cools down into the high 70°F.  

IMPORTANT: In 2017, Kenya passed a law banning single-use plastic bags to avoid plastic pollution, so please do not bring those. Plastic bags of any kind are not allowed. This includes shopping/grocery bags and garbage bags. Ziploc bags can be fine, but if it's not necessary to carry those, it might be safer not to. Instead of plastic bags, use dry bags, reusable bags, and a rain cover (day pack).  

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Clothes colors: There are no rules regarding the colors you wear while with wildlife. However, it is highly recommended to have colors such as khaki, green, brown, beige or grey. The Maasai Mara has grown over the years and animals have become acquainted with vehicles (mainly beige or green) and people with colored clothes (including the Maasai community whose traditional attire is mainly red, navy blue, etc). Should you wish to blend in nature, then you can carry some earth-colored clothes mentioned above, but guests should feel free to carry what they would be most comfortable in. The downside of bright colors is how dirty they can become with the dust during the dry seasons with the open-sided vehicles. With some of the hands-on activities in the program, bright colors may not work very well. Guests should however avoid camouflage clothes.

***There is laundry available at the lodges at Sweewaters and Encounter Mara but we recommend bringing enough lightweight clothes to last you through the trip. Clothes will be hand-washed; however for hygienic reasons, undergarments are unable to be washed, so pack accordingly. 

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