BEST TIME TO VISIT KIGALI DURING YOUR CITY TRAVELS IN RWANDA
Recommended City Tour Season Guide For Best Time To Go To Kigali
Navigation Tip - Go Directly To Tour Prices, Reviews, Maps, Photos, Videos & Room Rate Guide For KigaliWhen planning your vacation in Rwanda, one of the first questions you are likely to have is about the best time to visit. Although Kigali is located in the heart of Rwanda, it has a temperate climate with a good amount of rainfall, thanks to its high elevation. Temperatures may vary slightly based on the seasonal months. Year-round temperatures in Kigali range from daytime highs between 25C and 27C (77F to 81F), and evening lows of 14C to 16C (57F to 61F). April through June are the coolest months, while visitors who opt to travel between June, July, August and September are likely to experience warmer, drier weather in Kigali thus the best time to visit the city.
Like the rest of the cities in East Africa, Kigali also has two wet seasons: the long rains and short rains. The long rains extend from March through May, with some showers possible even in January and February. The months of October to November experience the short rains, with December generally having a bit of rain as well.
It does not rain continuously throughout the day during the wet seasons, and there are times in Kigali when the sun is out. The hilly areas of Kigali and the countryside have a cooler climate with slight variations compared to the flatter lower altitude regions. It’s important to keep in mind that the global climate has been affected by global warming, and Africa has been experiencing uneven weather patterns as a result. Accordingly, Rwanda has had its fair share of unexpected weather changes.
The capital city of Kigali is a lively hub that serves as an excellent starting point for day excursions. If you are here for corporate purposes, meetings, or on holiday, you will find that urban activities are not hampered in any way by the weather. While the dry season might attract more pleasure-seeking visitors, businesspersons are likely to spend time here all year round.
Additionally, touring the country is a pleasurable experience if you choose the right months of travel in Rwanda. Even so, it’s helpful to plan your trip by taking into account the specific activities you intend to undertake. Gorilla trekking excursions to the Volcanoes National Park are best undertaken between June and September, as this is the long dry season in Rwanda. You may also consider visiting in the short dry season, from mid-December to mid-February. While some rain is to be expected during this time, trekking through the forests is easier and you will have fewer mosquitos and other insects to deal with. Aside from Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda has a variety of other parks and reserves dedicated to the conservation of wildlife. The best times to visit them are, again, during the dry seasons. However, the landscape takes on a gorgeous lushness in the wet season that is simply stunning to view and experience.
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WHERE TO STAY IN KIGALI
Kigali Serena Hotel, Kigali Marriott Hotel and Radisson Blu Kigali Hotel offer the premier luxury experiences while deluxe properties like The Manor Hotel and Grand Legacy Hotel are suburban based.
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TOUR KIGALI ATTRACTIONS
During your sightseeing of Kigali, you will encounter distinct tourist attractions and places of interest to visit, from museum like Kandt House, art and craft galleries, memorials of the genocide etc.
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Planning a trip to the beautiful, hilly country of Rwanda usually means landing and leaving from its capital, Kigali. Surrounded by picturesque rolling hills, this city is a thriving, bustling metropolis.
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