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Rwanda Safari Tips For First Time Travellers

Rwanda Safari Tips For First Time Travellers

First time on safari in Rwanda | Preparing for gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park | Game drives and boat trip in Akagera National Park | Lake Kivu | Genocide Memorial Site

Safari in Rwanda for the first time: Rwanda is a tiny nation in the center of Africa, with little difference in weather patterns from area to region or season to season, and it is colder than most of the East African countries around it. The hilly parts in the north and west are likely to be colder than those in the middle and east, and they also receive more rainfall. When arranging your first trip to this intriguing and revitalized country, the knowledge of Monumental Expeditions and Safaris’ consultant will be a valuable resource in crafting an outstanding Rwanda travel itinerary.

Given its proximity to the equator, you’d think it’d have a hot, tropical climate. Because the nation is elevated and has a steep landscape, earning it the nickname “The Land of a Thousand Hills,” it offers a nice, moderate environment that is ideal for vacationing at most times of the year depending on your adventurous spirit and choice.

Night-time Minimum temperatures in these seasons stay between 13 and 16 degrees Celsius (55 and 61 degrees Fahrenheit). However, if you choose to visit Volcanoes National Park or Nyungwe Forest National Park, you will likely face somewhat lower temps and may want to bring some warm clothes for nighttime and early morning wear, such as a light jacket or fleece pullover.

The months of April through July are chilly, but August begins to warm up gradually, and the weather remains mild until mid-November. Rwanda, like the rest of the continent, experiences fluctuating weather patterns. Great Adventure Safaris keeps in continuous communication with tour guides, rangers, campers, and other ground workers, who keep us up to speed on weather conditions. As a result, you can be confident that your advisors will be able to advise you on current climate conditions and arrange your trip appropriately.

When planning your vacation, keep Rwanda’s two wet seasons in mind. The long rains begin in the middle of February and run until the middle of May, while the short rains begin in October and might extend until the middle of December. Even throughout the rain, there will be periods when the sky is clear and the sun is shining. Rain can also be limited to specific locations during the day, leaving others dry.

Knowing the seasons in Rwanda is essential for organising your trip. To avoid muddy trips, gorilla tours, chimpanzee hikes, and animal watching in the three reserves of Volcanoes National Park, Akagera National Park, and Nyungwe National Park are normally performed during the dry seasons. Adventure-seeking visitors who don’t mind the rain may choose to view the endangered mountain gorillas that live in Volcanoes National Park during the rainy season.

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