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Rwanda can be visited at any time of year. the long dry season, June to September is the best time for tracking gorillas in the volcanoes parks and hiking in nyungwe forest, since the ground should be dry under foot and odds of being drenched are minimal, but this should not be a major consideration for any reason ably fit and agile traveler .the dry season is also the best time for travelling on dirt roads, and is when the risk of malaria should be lowest

There are two annual rainy seasons! The big rains which last from mid-February to mid-beginning   of June and the small rains from mid-September to mid- dec. Rainfall, especially over the mountains can be heavy during these two period particularly from march to may, although its still perfectly  feasible to travel at these times of the  year

As for the two dry seasons, the major one lasts from June to September and shorter from Dec to Feb, however the climate is not uniform though out the country .its generally dryer in the east than in the east west and north.
On occasion, the volcanoes of the north may be capped by snow and evenings in Kigali can call for a sweater as do days anywhere in the high lands should you happen to hit cold snap!

Nevertheless, every season is good for swimming and tanning on the Lake Kivu
An advantage of travelling during the rainy season is that the scenery is greener and sky less hazy, a factor that will be of particular significant to photographers.
The wet season is also the best time to track chimps in Nyungwe (in dry season they may wonder further off in search of scarce food) , while month s of November to march will hold the greatest appeal foe birders ,as resident birds are supplemented  by flock of palaeartic migrants.