When is the best time to go to Rwanda?

When is the best time to go to Rwanda? Here's some information to help you in your decision:

  • In Rwanda, the weather is at least tolerable in January, February, March, May, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The best months to go to Kigali are July and August
  • On average, the warmest months in Kigali are January, February, March, April, June, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are April and May

For information about the climate and the weather city by city in Rwanda for a specific month, click on the corresponding line below:

Month
January 68°F to 76°F
69%
February 68°F to 76°F
77%
March 68°F to 76°F
91%
April 67°F to 74°F
99%
May 65°F to 72°F
92%
June 65°F to 72°F
59%
July 67°F to 74°F
32%
August 67°F to 76°F
50%
September 68°F to 76°F
81%
October 67°F to 76°F
93%
November 67°F to 74°F
99%
December 67°F to 74°F
93%
* weather varies across the country

Best time to travel to Rwanda by cities

Kigali

Best time to go to Kigali

The best months to go to Kigali are july and august.

Akagera National Park

Best time to go to Akagera National Park

The best months to go to Akagera National Park are july and august.

Butare

Best time to go to Butare

The best months to go to Butare are july and august.

Gisenyi

Best time to go to Gisenyi

The best months to go to Gisenyi are july and august.

Kibungo

Best time to go to Kibungo

The best months to go to Kibungo are july and august.

Kivu Lake

Best time to go to Kivu Lake

The best months to go to Kivu Lake are january, february, march, april, may, june, july, august, september, october, november and december.


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Climate and Weather in Rwanda

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Temperatures and rainfall in Rwanda

On these 2 graphs, we present the evolution of temperatures of Rwanda and month-by-month rainfall for the cities of Kigali, Akagera National Park, Butare, Gisenyi and Kibungo.

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65% 72% 88% 99% 90% 43% 14% 37% 76% 91% 98% 92%
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Where to go in Rwanda?

This table allows you to see the maximum temperature for each city and our opinion on the weather month by month (see colour legend below the table).

Cities jan.feb.mar.apr.mayjun.jul.aug.sep.oct.nov.dec.
Kigali81°F83°F81°F77°F76°F77°F79°F81°F81°F79°F79°F79°F
Akagera National Park81°F83°F81°F77°F76°F77°F79°F81°F81°F79°F79°F79°F
Butare77°F77°F77°F74°F74°F74°F76°F77°F77°F77°F76°F74°F
Gisenyi79°F77°F77°F76°F74°F74°F76°F77°F77°F77°F77°F77°F
Kibungo81°F83°F81°F77°F76°F77°F79°F81°F81°F79°F79°F79°F
Kivu Lake79°F79°F79°F77°F76°F76°F77°F79°F79°F79°F77°F77°F
Ruhengeri74°F74°F74°F72°F70°F70°F72°F74°F74°F72°F72°F72°F

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Is this weather information for Rwanda reliable?

Climate data for Rwanda has been gathered every day since January 2009. The analysis of these meteorological data for Rwanda allows us to determine the average for each month in Kigali, Akagera National Park, Butare, Gisenyi, Kibungo, Kivu Lake and Ruhengeri.

So yes: this data is reliable except in cases of temporary climate disruption in the region.

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