​Best Time To Visit – Akagera NP

Philip Briggs
Expert
By Philip Briggs

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Rwanda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of many Bradt guidebooks to African destinations, including the guide to Rwanda.

Philip is a renowned Africa expert and author of the Bradt guidebook to Rwanda.

Philip is the author of the Bradt guidebook to Rwanda.

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Akagera National Park can be visited throughout the year. The Dry season (June to September) is the prime time for viewing wildlife in the park. Mid-December to mid-February, a dry spell in the Wet season, is also a good time. Animals are easier to spot because the bush thins out and wildlife concentrates around the lakes.


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Best Time June to September and mid-December to mid-February (It is drier 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 (It hardly rains)
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 fewer mosquitoes
  • The sky is hazy and the lush Wet season is more beautiful

October to May Wet Season

  • The scenery is green and lush
  • There are more birds around
  • Mid-December to mid-February is good for wildlife viewing
  • Rain can sometimes interfere with activities
  • Wildlife viewing is not as good as during the Dry season

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