Rwanda in December: weather and where to go
December marks the end of the short rains, and the start of the short dry season. This is an excellent time to travel to Rwanda, but it is a peak month, so you’ll need to book well in advance of travel to secure the accommodation you want, and make sure you get hold of those ever-challenging gorilla tracking permits. Lodge prices can reflect the high season too.
The average rainfall drops leaving the ground much more desiccant; which means easier tracking with less mushy ground. You can still encounter rain, but it is not as likely as in the wetter seasons.
Aside from the ease of trekking this time of year and the weather, spending Christmas Day with the mountain gorillas is unbeatable, a real privilege.