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Guhonda the Silverback, Rwanda

The best time to visit Rwanda

The best time to visit Rwanda is from June to September. Travellers exploring the country will undoubtedly want to catch a glimpse of one of its most enigmatic creatures, the mountain gorilla, and there is no better time than this short dry spell.

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Visiting Rwanda in January

From late December until early February the weather is typically drier, although showers are still very possible. This is the hottest time of year and can feel very tropical. However, the altitude means that temperatures remain manageable and still drop quickly at night.

Visiting Rwanda in February

The long rains begin in February and last until May. During this time, road travel can be a challenge and delays are frequent. However, gorilla trekking continues unaffected, although you should expect to get wet and muddy.

Visiting Rwanda in March

The long rains begin in February and last until May. During this time, road travel can be a challenge and delays are frequent. However, gorilla trekking continues unaffected, although you should expect to get wet and muddy.

Visiting Rwanda in April

The long rains begin in February and last until May. During this time, road travel can be a challenge and delays are frequent. However, gorilla trekking continues unaffected, although you should expect to get wet and muddy.

Visiting Rwanda in May

The long rains begin in February and last until May. During this time, road travel can be a challenge and delays are frequent. However, gorilla trekking continues unaffected, although you should expect to get wet and muddy.

Visiting Rwanda in June

The coolest and driest time of year is between June and early September. This is one of the most popular times to visit, although both mornings and evenings can be very chilly at higher altitudes.

Visiting Rwanda in July

The coolest and driest time of year is between June and early September. This is one of the most popular times to visit, although both mornings and evenings can be very chilly at higher altitudes.

Visiting Rwanda in August

The coolest and driest time of year is between June and early September. This is one of the most popular times to visit, although both mornings and evenings can be very chilly at higher altitudes.

Visiting Rwanda in September

The short rains arrive in late September and continue until December. However, travel is still possible and the overcast skies can make for some fantastic photographs.

Visiting Rwanda in October

The short rains arrive in late September and continue until December. However, travel is still possible and the overcast skies can make for some fantastic photographs.

Visiting Rwanda in November

The short rains arrive in late September and continue until December. However, travel is still possible and the overcast skies can make for some fantastic photographs.

Visiting Rwanda in December

The short rains arrive in late September and continue until December. However, travel is still possible and the overcast skies can make for some fantastic photographs.

Rwanda climate guide

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Kigali
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