January – Rwanda’s shorter dry season is a chance to enjoy safaris and gorilla trekking before the rains set in again.
February – The end of the dry period is a great time to travel, taking advantage of excellent weather and fewer other visitors.
March – The long rains arrive, although travel is still possible, and enjoyable, throughout the country.
April – April is a great time to go chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe - just remember to pack your waterproofs.
May – This is the peak of the wet season, with conditions on the ground becoming a little trickier in the parks and on volcano slopes.
July – The height of the main dry season is also the country’s busiest time, so make sure you book lodging and permits well ahead of your visit.
September – It’s mainly dry this month, with a few showers that won’t disrupt your plans too much. September is also when the annual gorilla naming ceremony takes place for all the new-borns.
October – The next couple of months welcome back the rains, bringing new life to the parks with lush vegetation springing up making this a beautiful time to travel.
November – Heavy downpours nourish the landscapes, but they don’t last long, often leaving blue sunny skies in their wake. Photographers love the changing light at this time of year.
December – The ground is drying out once again, making this a great month for gorilla trekking and safaris, as well as outdoor activities around the rest of the county.