Best Time Of The Year to Visit Volcanoes National Park

When is the Best Time of the year to Visit Volcanoes National Park? When is the best time to go for Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national Park Rwanda? Gorilla trekking is done each day, all year round, but the best time to visit gorilla trekking is between June to September & December to March.

Best time to Visit Volcanoes National Park is the most popular dry months  of June, July, August, September, December, January and February, although Volcanoes National Park can visited any time of the year.


Visiting in June-September & December To March(Dry Season)

The two dry season from June to September and December to March are the most desired months to visit Volcanoes National Park with travelers  taking advantages of pre-planned vacation time and school breaks, dry wildlife viewing trails, clear view skies for photography without obstruction from the mist, less nor no rains, & the trekking and hiking trails are easily accessed.  This then recommends visitors to book Gorilla trekking permits, and accommodations early enough, at least 6 months before the  gorilla trekking date.


Best Time To Visit Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park

Yet Volcanoes National Park is open all year round. There isn’t any specific months  of the year declared to Visit Volcanoes National Park or go gorilla trekking or Golden monkey tracking among other activities in the park. Gorillas & Golden monkeys will definitely show up when being tracked, on your exclusive excursions in the Park.

Gorilla trekking Permits & Golden Monkey permits are issued every day- for 365/366 days guaranteeing best gorilla trekking experience even in the low season. All you need is to prepare and know what to pack or wear to go gorilla trekking in Volcanoes  National Park.

Visiting In March -May & October To November

The wet months of March, Aprill, May, October and November characterize the rainy months or low season in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. Volcanoes National Park’s two rainy (low) seasons from March to May and October to November, does not mean you will experience rain 24/7 for 7 days for the entire season. This means, you can receive rains for some few hours during the day or nights, then followed by sunshine.

Visited Volcanoes National Park in 22nd April,2024 for Gorilla Trekking

Apart from Mountain Gorilla trekking, Volcanoes National Park, also offers other activities to people visiting, which includes: Golden Monkey  tracking, cultural tours  in Iby’Iwachu community, now called, the Gorilla guardians. You can also take a hike to the Dian Fossey tomb, 2 days Mount Karismbi hike, Climb Mount Bisoke in 1 day, as well as the twin lakes tour (Ruhondo & Bulera).

Accommodations in Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park has an array of lodges ranging from budget, to mid-range and luxury. Take a few listed luxury lodges as: Sabyinyo silverback, the Virunga lodge or the gorilla nest Lodge, one & Only Gorilla’s nest Lodge, Singita Kwitonda Lodge.

While mid-range lodges include; La bamboo lodge, mountain gorilla view lodge, and the budget lodges among others include; Kinigi guest house, Hotel Muhabura, the Virunga Hotel and many more.