Rwanda is well-known for tracking mountain gorillas. Because of its numerous hills and hilly terrain, it has been dubbed the “land of a thousand hills.” This stunning country is open all year round, but the best time of the year to visit Rwanda is during the dry season, which runs from June to September and December to early February. During this time, most visitors come to Rwanda for gorilla trekking safaris, chimpanzee tours, golden monkey tours, wildlife safari tours, and to experience the local way of life.
In Rwanda, a lot of things do happen over the dry seasons. Now is the best time of the year to visit Rwanda and is a boom period for the tourist sector. The yearly Kwita Izina gorilla naming ceremony, which takes place in September and names all newborn gorillas, is a highlight. The savannah’s well-distributed game trails are dry and simple to operate on during the dry season. Because the grasses are shorter, animal viewing is best enjoyed during wildlife game drives in Akagera National Park. During the dry season, it is also better to access nature trails in Volcanoes National Park and Nyungwe Forest National Park.
All seasons are good for visiting; however, as mentioned above, you should also take into account the wet season, as each of the two offers a unique experience in terms of nature viewing and texture, particularly in the savannah region. The region’s flowery parks are wonderful during this time of year, when there is always fresh grass and new growth everywhere. The short November rains and longer March rains are considered the blossom period. Rwanda has scheduled events for much of the year; these are the country’s major days.
You may undertake chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest National Park or gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park even during the rainy season. You’ll need to be courageous enough to travel through tropical rainforests and have rain gear, water-resistant footwear, and covers for your phones and cameras. One of the greatest months to climb mountains in the Virunga region is April.
Gorilla trekking is one of the most sought-after activities in Rwanda. Mountain gorillas are nestled between the Great Virunga’s volcanic region. Gorillas are not the only attractions in the country; there are also primates in the Nyungwe Forest National Park, which is home to 13 species of primates and is well-known for its chimpanzees. For those interested in chimpanzees, there is also the Gishwati-Mukura National Park, where you can see them up close. Another activity that is unique to east Africa is the canopy walk in the Nyungwe Forest National Park, where you can enjoy views of the surrounding forest through the suspended bridge.