Rwanda

Rwanda in February

Rwanda in February; weather and where to go

The weather at this time is relatively similar to January, concluding the short dry season. The start of the month will be drier than the end, making February the start of a great time to track chimpanzees, and gorillas in the same safari.

Dry terrain means that if you are looking to hike elsewhere in the country, canoe, or even climb, without the worry of rain cutting it short, this is a good choice, along with January and December.

With dry terrain, trekking to see the mountain gorillas in February can be excellent, and a somewhat shorter trek (rainier months, treks can be very long and muddy). 

February is not a peak month for travel in Rwanda, so prices can be quite good, especially if you book well in advance. And with great weather and wildlife across most African safari destinations, and beaches, a combination safari is an excellent choice. Rwanda and Kenya can be combined for an amazing gorillas, wildlife and beaches safari, same with Tanzania where you can track chimpanzees in Mahale. In fact, we have access to some great flight routes that fly straight from Rwanda to the heart of the Serengeti – you could always pop to the coast, or to Zanzibar for some beach time afterwards.

Bear in mind that in areas such as the Virunga Volcanoes, where you are at high altitude, can drop to quite low temperatures in the evenings, especially if and when the mists roll in. We always suggest packing a jumper for the evenings, so you can make the most of the magnificent views of the volcanoes without having to go inside to warm up.

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