When is the Best Time to Visit Rwanda? A Guide to Perfect Timing for Your Trip

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Rwanda, also known as the Land of a Thousand Hills, is a small country located in East Africa that is famous for its gorilla trekking experiences and scenic landscapes. The best time to visit Rwanda depends on your personal preferences and what you want to see and do. In this blog post, we will explore the different seasons in Rwanda and help you decide on the best time to visit.

Dry Season: June to September and December to February

The dry season in Rwanda is the most popular time to visit because the weather is dry and sunny, making it ideal for gorilla trekking and other outdoor activities. June to September is the peak season for tourism, so expect high prices and crowds. December to February is also a good time to visit because the weather is still dry, and the parks are less crowded.

Wet Season: March to May and October to November

The wet season in Rwanda is characterized by heavy rains and thunderstorms. Gorilla trekking is still possible during this season, but the trails can be muddy and slippery. The upside to visiting during the wet season is that the landscape is lush and green, and the parks are less crowded. If you’re a birdwatcher, the wet season is the best time to visit because it’s when the migratory birds arrive in Rwanda.

Overall, the best time to visit Rwanda is during the dry season, especially if you want to go gorilla trekking. However, if you’re on a budget and don’t mind the rain, the wet season can be a good option. No matter when you visit, Rwanda’s natural beauty and gorilla experiences are sure to leave a lasting impression.

In conclusion, if you’re planning a trip to Rwanda, it’s important to consider the time of year that you visit to ensure that you get the most out of your safari. Whether you prefer the dry season or the wet season, Rwanda’s natural beauty is sure to leave you in awe.

1 March 2023 Gorilla Trekking ,
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