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 good across more than 70% of the territory for: July and August
  • The best months to go to Kigali are June, July and August
  • On average, the warmest months in Kigali are January, February, March, July, August, September, October, November and December
  • The rainiest months in this city are April, October and November
  • The cities with the best climate are Kigali, Akagera National Park, Butare, Gisenyi, Kibungo and Kivu Lake, with good weather at least 3 months a year

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

January 65°F to 74°F
53%
February 65°F to 74°F
63%
March 65°F to 74°F
76%
April 63°F to 72°F
86%
May 61°F to 70°F
73%
June 63°F to 72°F
43%
July 63°F to 74°F
24%
August 65°F to 76°F
36%
September 65°F to 76°F
69%
October 63°F to 74°F
83%
November 63°F to 72°F
88%
December 63°F to 72°F
74%
* 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 june, july and august.

Akagera National Park

Best time to go to Akagera National Park

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

Butare

Best time to go to Butare

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



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.


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.
Kigali79°F81°F79°F76°F74°F76°F79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F77°F
Akagera National Park79°F81°F79°F76°F74°F76°F79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F77°F
Butare76°F76°F76°F74°F72°F72°F76°F77°F77°F76°F74°F74°F
Gisenyi72°F72°F72°F70°F68°F68°F70°F72°F72°F70°F70°F70°F
Kibungo79°F81°F79°F76°F74°F76°F79°F81°F81°F79°F77°F77°F
Kivu Lake72°F72°F72°F70°F68°F68°F70°F72°F72°F70°F70°F70°F
Ruhengeri68°F68°F68°F67°F65°F65°F68°F68°F68°F67°F67°F67°F

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bad weather



Map of Rwanda

Click over cities for information about the weather.

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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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