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Rwanda is a land of angels surrounded by many hills. The best time to visit Rwanda is all throughout the year although the dry season is best. The terrain of this country is a highlight when visiting the destination. It is home to endemic species of mammals, mostly primates, such as the mountain gorilla (gorilla beringei), a subspecies of the Eastern gorilla, which inhabits mountain slopes and can survive at high altitudes. Chimpanzees in Nyungwe Forest National Park is a unique concept. This old forest is said to have survived the Ice Age. This is the only place in Rwanda where these animals live, and they are thought to be closely related to humans, sharing up to 98% of our DNA.

Best time to Visit Rwanda

The best time to visit Rwanda is during the dry season, the eventful months between June to September and December to early February. It’s also the best time to see mountain gorillas. Malaria counts in animals decrease during this period due to less parasite reproduction. Despite these explanations, Rwanda can be visited at any time of the year, but the wet season brings muddy, slippery roads and fewer animals in the savannah regions.

If you travel to Rwanda in January and February, you’ll experience a moderate atmosphere. This occurs mainly in Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest Reserve. Days tend to be hot and nights tend to be cold, making this the best time to visit Rwanda. No matter which activity you choose to do, you’ll enjoy stunning forest views and beautiful hiking trails as the blossoming flowers make the trails less slippery. Traveling to Rwanda in March is the month of the rainy season. Rain is expected until the end of May. This is a great time for birdwatching, as many wildlife sanctuaries attract migratory birds from all over the world.

Temperatures in Rwanda are fairly constant throughout the year, with daily temperatures ranging between 20 degrees Celsius. These temperatures vary greatly depending on which highland area you are in, and volcanic weather patterns are not the same as those in the savannah. When planning your safari, it is important to prepare and bring your combat gear depending on when you are traveling.

Activities in the land of a thousand hills include a gorilla trekking experience in Volcanoes National Park in the Musanze district. Tracking golden monkeys and hiking to the Diane Fossey tomb are popular activities and are the most popular with many visitors to the national park. Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park. These primates are known to be closely related to humans. Canopy walks along sturdy suspension bridges are the most spectacular and highlight the beauty of the park. Note that you can combine tours to all Rwandan destinations to visit all four national parks and immerse yourself in the beautiful culture of the Rwandan people. Contact us for more about the best time to visit Rwanda.

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