What is the best time to visit Rwanda?
What is the best time to visit Rwanda? Rwanda is among the country that makes the East African region and it borders countries of Uganda, the democratic republic of Congo, Tanzania, and Burundi. Rwanda is well known as a country of a thousand hills. It is one of the smallest countries in Africa with a population of about 11.9 million people with Kigali as its Capital city. Rwanda was once under Belgium protectorate and got her independence in 1962.
Rwanda is a landlocked country and just a few meters away from the equator and is equally situated in the Great African Region with savannah and mountains as well as numerous fresh lakes scattered throughout the country. Rwanda is an important tourism destination in Africa featuring major four National Parks which include; Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National park, Akagera National park, and Gishwati-Mukura National Park.
Volcanoes National park in Rwanda has become a popular destination because it harbors endangered Mountain gorillas and shelters various volcanic ranges including the tallest volcano Karismbi which is as high as 4507 meters high. The other mountains include Gahinga, Bisoke, Sabinyo, and Muhabura which are dormant.
Apart from endangered Mountain gorillas, there are other tourist attractions of interest in Rwanda including the big five in Akagera National park which includes; Lions, Rhinos, Buffaloes, Elephants, and leopards. Other attractions include the Lake Kivu, the chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest National Park, visits to the Kigali genocide memorial site, and several other attractions. Rwanda features a temperate type of climate with two rainy seasons and two dry seasons annually. And this makes Rwanda a destination to be visited all seasons of the year.
The best time to visit Rwanda for any safari adventure is during the season which usually happens from December to February and June to September when the conditions are favorable. This time is regarded as peak season when very many tourists tend to flock to Rwanda for safaris from different continents. While March to April, there are always heavy and occurrence rainfall that would interfere with your safari experience in Rwanda but still during this period travelers who go to Rwanda enjoy the discounted prices on the accommodation facilities since there is always low traffic of travelers during the rainy season.
Excellent cultural encounters are engaged within the Kigali city as it offers difficult attractions of cultural significance in Rwanda’s history. The activity of gorilla trekking is one that can’t be missed by the majority of travelers to Rwanda. City tours are also available including the urban birding safaris in Kigali before proceeding to safari game drives in Akagera National Park and feel the relaxed environment at Lake Kivu that is located at the border of Rwanda with the Democratic Republic of Congo.