Rwanda - When To Visit


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When to visit Rwanda
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July and August are peak season for visiting the gorillas, which means that travelling outside of these two months is easier to obtain a permit.

Dry Season: mid-May to mid-October. This is the time that is easiest to track the gorillas, however, it is not as “green” as the wet season.

Wet Season: mid-October to mid-May.

The Northeast has a lot more rain due to the volcanoes being covered in rainforest. Karisimbi (the highest peak in Rwanda at 2,507 meters) is usually covered with snow.

Temperatures average around 24°C (75°F), except for in the higher mountain areas where it ranges from 10°C to 15°C (50°F to 60°F)

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