Best Time To Visit Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Most travelers prefer drier months of the year because the trails are not sleeper and are easily accessed.

Best Time To Visit Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

What is the best time to visit Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda? The park is found in northwestern side of Rwanda in the districts of Burera, Musanze, Rubavu and Nyabihu. The park is the oldest national park in Rwanda and East African at large established in 1925, volcanoes national park is famously known for endangered mountain gorillas found on the slopes of five Virunga Mountains with in the park. The park is a habitat of other primates such as olive baboons, golden monkeys, 218 mammal species such as lions, elephants, bush backs as well as 700 bird species among which include dusky crimsonwing, Ruwenzori batis, and brown woodland warbler.

Best time to visit volcanoes national park

Although volcanoes national park can be visited any time of the year, there are types of weather that you would want to miss to see endangered mountain gorillas. Most travelers prefer drier months of the year because the trails are not sleeper and are easily accessed.

Dry season

The dry season goes from June to mid-September and again from December to February and this is the best time to visit volcanoes national park for those who want to trek gorillas and also do canopy walks because the trails are dry, not sleepery and are easily accessible. But since volcanoes national park has a tropical rain forest you are advised to carry a jacket just in case it rains.

Hiking Volcanoes National Park is much easier during dry season and game viewing is clear as most of the animals are near water sources drinking water because it’s a dry season meaning you have chances of seeing these animals converged in one place.

Wet season

The wet season in volcanoes national park runs from March to May and again from October to November and these are the rainy months in Rwanda. But these does not mean it will rain every day on your safari and if it does rain in Rwanda it rains a few hours and it shines the rest of the day not like unlike counties in west Africa. However those interested in birding this is their best time to visit Virunga National Park because in this season plants are flowering attracting birds.

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