Most of East Africa is savannah, comparable to the high plateau, semi-desert areas of Colorado or New Mexico. Altitude ranges from 3,000 to 7,000 feet. (Kilimanjaro climbers will experience much higher altitudes.) Temperatures during the day range from 75 to 90 degrees Fahrenheit. Nights are cool with temperatures dipping as low as 40 degrees Fahrenheit in some areas (for example: Ngorongoro Crater,). Even though you will be traveling near the equator, please take our packing recommendations seriously and bring a light jacket/ sweatshirt, sweater, and a fleece pullover. A the temperature drops at night, bring something warm to sleep in at night. Humidity is low. The islands experience tropical weather and are generally hot/ humid during the day and warm at night, except during the rainy season when it is cool (not cold). If you don’t travel near the rainy season, it usually doesn’t rain.