Best Time to Visit Akagera National Park.

Best time of the year to Visit Akagera National Park Rwanda is  June to September, and December to March, which are the two dry season in the Country. Yet, Akagera National Park can be visited anytime throughout the year. However, the wet season between April to May, and October to November is also the best time to visit Akagera National Park for bird watching safaris, not forgetting the  discounted offers on accommodations.

Best Time to visit Akagera National Park Rwanda

Annually, Akagera National Park Rwanda undergoes two(2)  dry seasons & two(2) wet seasons, whereby wildlife junkies flock into the country for wildlife game watching drives & boat rides in Lake Ihema during the dry months of January, February, June, July, August, September & December, although, others may consider the wet months April, May, October & November, so as to catch sight of Numerous bird species. Despite the fact that visiting Akagera National Park depends entirely on one’s itinerary, generally the best time to visit is usually July – August (peak time) when animals gather at water points to cool, because it gets extremely hot.

When it comes dry/peak season, most animals stay around the Lake Ihema shoreline, providing impressive game sights. Although Akagera is worth visiting all year round, the months of June, July and August are particularly good times.

Visiting Akagera National Park in Dry/Peak season

The best time to visit Akagera National Park is the dry (peak) season from June to September for the best game viewing drives, walking safari, plus boat cruise/ride safari conditions for better visibility. Vegetation is scarce at this time of year, making animals easier to spot and find, whereas the permanent water sources offer an ultimate safari experience in the Akagea National Park because it allows for animals to gather and get filled.

Best Time To Visit Akagera national Park on a rwanda safari

The day time temperatures are quite peasant,  but it gets quite cold in the late evenings & early mornings plus some less or slight drizzles in afternoon. So make sure you park the right gear to safari Akagera National Park, When going on a game drive.

Visiting Akagera National Park in the Low/Wet Season.

Although most people may prefer dry/Peak season for visiting , Akagera National Park is unquestionably worth visiting during the wet months (low season). During the wet season, most accommodations offers discounted rates due to less visitor turn up which makes for solitude experience. While wildlife observation may seem difficult, bird watching is pleasant during this time as the migrant birds arrive, due to the lush vegetation cover.

However, each month in Akagera National Park offers a different experience and with cautious planning you can have an exceptional safari in the Akagera National Park at any time of year. Alternatively, speak to Aloyo Safaris about the kind of safari you have in mind and we can advise you appropriately and carefully plan your safari to your spacific interests. This will reflect the safari experience you can expect during any month, though it is important to remember that with cautious planning to the right areas in Rwanda including Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park, and chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe Forest national Park,  a great safari can be had at any time of year.