• Golden Monkey, Rwanda

Rwanda Weather in September

In September, we are coming towards the end of the long dry season, with more rainfall this month, starting from about mid-September. The temperature remains the same pretty much, but there is increased precipitation, especially towards the end of the month. After three months of dry weather, September can be a little humid, but nothing too bad usually.

For gorilla trekking, September is still a great time. It is warm and although it rains more than in August and July, the rains aren’t too bad and shouldn’t deter you from booking; you may not encounter them at all. We always recommend booking two gorilla treks; this is so you can put the camera down on your second trek, and really make the most out of your hour with them. It also helps ensure you actually do see them – this is wildlife and not predictable. However, during all our years, we have only had one client on one trek who didn’t see the gorillas, and she had taken onboard our advice and booked the two treks, seeing them successfully the second time!

A great time to track gorillas, and combine Rwanda with other African safari destinations.

Mountain gorillas, Rwanda

The rest of Rwanda is good at this time; you can explore the savannah in search of the big animals, from elephants to lions, and even track the chimpanzees of Mahale.

Most African safari destinations are great at this time; Rwanda can easily be combined with a wildlife safari in Kenya or Tanzania, then some beach time at the end on the coast, or Zanzibar, where we know of some sublime properties. Rwanda can also be combined with Uganda so you can experience the different gorilla families.


Contact one of our Destination Specialists to start planning your journey to Rwanda. Please note we recommend a budget of from £7,000 / $10,000 USD per person for our style of trip to this destination.

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