When is the best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park?

The best time to visit Nyungwe Forest National Park in the southern Rwanda is during the drier months of June to August or December to January. Even though June to August or December to January are categorically referred to as drier months - it still does rain the Nyunga Forest National Park almost all year around. However, bare in mind that Nyungwe is a tropical rain forest.

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