Best Time to Visit – Akagera NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Rwanda.

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Akagera can be visited throughout the year. The Dry season (June to September) is the prime time for watching wildlife in the park. Animals are easier to spot because the bush thins out and wildlife concentrates around the lakes.

Best Time June to September (It is dry and wildlife is easier to spot)
High Season June to September (The park is busiest at weekends)
Low Season March, April, October and November (These are the peaks of the rains)
Best Weather June to August (Least rain)
Worst Weather March and April (Most rain)

June to September Dry Season

  • Best time of year for spotting wildlife
  • Skies are bright, with almost no rain
  • Malaria risk subsides as there are less mosquitos
  • Conditions are dry and dusty, and the sky can be hazy

October to May Wet Season

  • The scenery is green and lush
  • There are more birds around
  • Rain can sometimes interfere with activities
  • Wildlife viewing is not as good as during the Dry season

Wildlife Photos

Best Time to go to Rwanda by Major Park

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  • Akagera National Park
    JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD
  • JanJ
    FebF
    MarM
    AprA
    MayM
    JunJ
    JulJ
    AugA
    SepS
    OctO
    NovN
    DecD

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