Across most safari areas, rainfall often occurs as a short-lived cloudburst in the late afternoon, sometimes accompanied by thunder. In parts of East Africa, rain is so ‘localised’ that you can drive around showers and avoid getting wet.
Rain is welcome because it cools temperatures down, rinses the air of dust and brings sustenance to crops, savannahs, forests and wildlife. Late afternoon or overnight rain is more common than morning rain so activities needn’t be compromised too much.
To cope well, consider packing:
- A lightweight waterproof jacket
- Closed waterproof shoes