Short Rains (Oct-Dec)
Periodic afternoon thunderstorms typically start to move through East Africa's safari and coastal areas in mid-October, and persist until mid-December. As a rule, they are isolated and of short duration, having little impact on the overall safari experience. Temperatures rise into the 80s, cooling off to the 60s at night - the climate remains very comfortable.
This one of our favorite times of the year in East Africa and, if a more private safari experience and good value are higher priorities than seeing the wildebeest migration, then there is a lot to be said for this timeframe.
The possibility of rain in the forests of Rwanda is a consideration for primate trekking, but not necessarily a deal-breaker. Trails are more muddy than during the dry season, and photography can be more challenging in the rain but, on the plus side, the gorillas tend to be foraging at lower altitudes (making them easier to find), rates tend to be a little lower, and availability is easier.
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