Best Time to Visit Rwanda

The best time to visit Rwanda is during the dry season months of June, July, August, September, December, January and February. The most popular tourist activity to do in Rwanda is primate trekking (Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee trekking, Golden monkey trekking). Being that the primates are found in tropical rain-forests, its recommended to visit Rwanda during the dry months such that you avoid the wet and dump conditions which are severe during the wet months of the years.

Best time to visit Rwanda for top Rwanda Safari activities

Rwanda Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee trekking, Golden monkey trekking –  Visiting Rwanda for Gorilla trekking is recommended mostly for dry season which is from June to September, and December to February. It should however be noted that gorilla trekking in Rwanda is available all year round. The Rwanda government offers discounts on gorilla trekking permits in low season if you visit at least three national parks.  Instead of $1500, the Rwanda gorilla permit for low season goes for $1050 if you visit the three Rwanda national parks.

Mountain Hiking (Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Sabinyo)- Mountain hiking is best during the dry months when its less wet and slippery, this however can be done all year round if you don’t mind the rain.

Kigali City tour – Kigali City tour and visit to local markets, nightlife, genocide memorial centers are available all year round. Recommended for anytime of the rear.

Game viewing in Akagera National Park – This is an activity recommended for all year round, except march and May when it may be so wet and the grass is overgrown.

Lake Kivu – Recommended for all year round visit


Best time to visit Rwanda, best time of the year to go to Rwanda.