Weather in Rwanda

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November 13, 2017
Weather in Rwanda

Rwanda weather is one of the key factors which draw thousands of travelers to the land of a thousand hills. As soon as travelers step into Rwanda, a fresh and pleasant feeling of a conducive weather awaits. The warmth and coldness of Rwanda is determined by variations in elevation. Areas with low elevation such as Akagera national park have warm weather due to the savannah grasslands. Rwanda’s weather is unique in a way that it’s neither hot nor cold but rather favorable at all times of the year. On the other hand, areas with high altitudes like volcanoes, Nyungwe forest national park are and Lake kivu are associated with quite cold weather which is pleasant for all the activities all year round. More still, Rwanda’s conducive climate is attributed to the county’s location south of the equator. On average, temperatures in Rwanda are normally 80 degrees Fahrenheit, which is roughly 27degrees Celsius, which make it, is favorable for all make Rwanda a beautiful country worth staying all year round. Rwanda has 2 weather partners that take place at different times of the year and these are the rainy and dry season.

Dry season
This is between the months of June, July, August and September and then December to February. The dry season is also known as peak/high season in which Rwanda receive the highest number of travelers interested in different activities all over Rwanda. However, the dry season is the best time to visit the land of a thousand hills providing travelers with beautiful sunsets and ease of doing other activities. For gorilla travelers, there is always a high demand for gorilla permits in volcanoes national park, which calls upon travelers to book for the permits as early as four months in advance and pay the booking fee as security. Dry season is regarded the best time to plan your Rwanda tour since all activities can be done smoothly at all times. the dry season allow easy movement in the tropical rain forests for gorilla trekking and golden monkey trekking in volcanoes national park as well as chimpanzee trekking, canopy walks and forest walks in Nyungwe forest national park among others.

Rainy season
Rwanda has two rainy seasons between the months of February to April and then October to November, which sometimes extend into part of December throughout the year. However, sun sets in after a few minutes of rain showers meaning that no activity can be disrupted by rainfall in Rwanda. All activities are done smoothly even on a rainy day. For travelers going for wildlife viewing in in Akagera national park, the rainy season is the best time since allows the flourishing of savannah vegetation making it beautiful and pleasant. Similarly during the rainy season, there are low visits to all national parks, which provide travelers with opportunities to access services such as accommodation services in hotels and lodges at a fairly cheaper price.

In these days, there are changes in weather partners where rain showers even in the dry season which have made it difficult to predict weather conditions in Rwanda. However despite the season, all tourism activities in Rwanda can be done throughout the year making it a unique tourism destination worth visiting.

Note: Whether dry or rainy season, Rwanda can be visited at all times of the year and all activities can be done regardless of the season. This gives travelers an opportunity to visit and enjoy all Rwanda treasures at all times of the year.

Conclusively therefore, travel to Rwanda at any time and enjoy the favorable weather that make the country a best destination in Africa.