Best time to visit DRC

Best time to visit DRC

Its important to note that DRC experiences high frequencies of Rain and it has one of the highest in the world. This should not stop you from visiting the area as it may be part of the experience that will make your trip give you everlasting memories.

Like Uganda DRC is also crossed by the equator, the biggest part of the country in the southern Hemisphere. DRC is a very huge country almost the size of western Europe and therefore the weather will differ due to this factor.

Here we shall focus on the Virunga National Park since it the biggest destination in the Area.

Virunga is an all year round destination despite having rain now and then. Like it neighbours Rwanda and Uganda, July to September are by far the driest months in the year.

If you are looking at gorillas, this is the best time to track them. There are however chances that even the gorillas will move to a higher altitude during this time and therefore expect longer hikes.

Despite that these are dry months, you should expect rains anytime of the day or you safari.

November is the wettest month of the year but this does not make travel impossible. Its just that you have to have rain gear with you to overcome some of the wet areas.

It may not be the ideal time to travel during November , October and march to may but depending on your interest and budget, these months can still work for you.

Like for example most hotels give a discount during this season. Gorilla permits are also reduced too.

If you forced us to choose, we might say that the months of December, January and February are the best time to visit the DRC, Virunga in particular.

There’s a slight break in the rains, not as many people travelling and the sunsets are mind-bogglingly beautiful.

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