What To The Best Time To Visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

Nyungwe forest national park can be visited all year

What Is The Best Time To Visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

What is the best time to visit Nyungwe forest national park has always been a topic of contemplation by most tourists? The park is among the famous destinations in Rwanda and it is a habitat for 13 primate species including the endangered chimpanzees. Nyungwe forest national park is located in the Southwest parts of Rwanda on the border of Burundi, South of Lake Kivu and to the West Democratic Republic of the Congo. Nyugwe forest national park is about 225 kilometers or it takes a 4-5 hours’ drive from Kigali.

Yes, Nyungwe forest national park can be visited all year round but it is best during the driest months that is from January, February, June, July, August, September and December because during this season the vegetation being less thick, trails are less wet and slippery hence making hiking excellent and tourists experience well-undertaking activities without no interruptions from rainfall. Since there is no or little rainfall in the forest, this has favored activities taking place in the park such as guided nature walks, tracking chimpanzees and many more. Not only visiting Nyugwe national park but this is also the best time for tracking mountain gorilla in Volcanoes national park as well as visiting Akagera national park for wildlife viewing safari.

You’re not recommended to visit the Nyungwe forest national park during the wet season that is from March, April, May, October and November when the vegetation is thicker, all hiking trails tend to be wet and slippery which making hiking challenging and difficult. Though some activities like birding are best during the wet season due to the plenty of food and migratory bird species are common in the park at such a time, also during the wet season makes chimpanzee tracking and colobus monkey tracking easier since food can be easily accessible and the primates no longer moving long distances, but the best recommended time for visitors who are planning to visit Nyungwe forest national park is much ideal in the dry season.

Tourists have to note that, Nyungwe forest national park is a tropical rainforest, so we expecting rainfall at any time of the year and also in dry months therefore you are advised to be well prepared for any tourism safari into the park at all times to avoid inconveniences by carrying hiking boots, long-sleeved shirt, long trousers, waterproof rain jacket, hat, packed lunch and energy drinks since the activity starts in the morning.

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