Rwanda in April: weather and where to go
March started the season of the ‘long rains’, and April is its peak, with the average rainfall at 186mm, the highest all year. The reason for Rwanda’s quantity of rainfall notwithstanding the location of the country being so close to the equator, is due to its high altitude especially in the mountain regions- in particular the northwest.
At this time, it is wet, slippery, and the rains can often be relentless, making trekking tough, and doing no favours for those who have expensive equipment. It is, however, still possible to track them at this time, and lodges remain open, as they do year round.
April is the only month of the year where we actively advise against travel to Rwanda to track the mountain gorillas.