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When to Visit

When to Visit Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary Congo

In general, the calendar year can be divided into the four following seasons that can be used as a Authentic guide when planning your congo Safari Trip. If heading to the area in and around South and North Kivu ( Eastern province) and the Northern Province parts of the country you should aim for travel in the long dry season between May and September, whilst the Kivu / Riftvalley is best visited in the short dry season between January and February.

Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary being located in the rift valley section , near lake kivu has the best climatic conditions to enable travelers visit the Chimpanzee & other Tourists Attractions near the sanctuary for watching experience .

Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary has the right answer to the question of when to visit, best time to come to Democratic republic of congo.

This is a guide for the Eastern Congo provinces  as a whole, indicating good times to plan a congo Safari holiday, taking into account popular places to visit, like Kahuzi Biega National Park, Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary, Idjwi Island Congo, Virunga National Park, Nyiragongo Volcano and overall weather.

Best Time to Visit Congo

Weather is everything in knowing when to go to the Democratic republic of Congo. An equatorial setting means the Congo’s temperatures – and humidity levels – are high more or less all year to enable you visit the chimpanzees, Gorillas and other primates , Birding :

The average daytime temperature is 24°C (75°F) with nights recording between 16°C (61°F) and 21°C (70°F). Annual rainfall ranges from 1100mm to 2000mm and the year is divided into four seasons: a long rainy season from October to December; a short dry season from January to February; a short rainy season from March to April; and a long dry season from May to September.

The principal travel destination in south Kivu of Democratic republic of congo is the Kahuzi Biega National Park, which experiences around 1500mm of rain a year: avoid the wettest months by traveling to Kahuzi Biega National Park between May and the end of December as the road connecting Bukavu Town to Lwiro is not paved half way and you may require to have an extra 4×4 Safari Jeep.

Lwiro Chimpanzee Sanctuary is located along the road to Goma from Bukavu that is just paved up to the Kavuma Airport and the other part of the road is not paved.

Find the Calender Month for Travelers

January to February

This period is known as a short dry season, and is an ideal time to visit the Gorillas as they are in the highlands and the Road conditions are more favorable to visit the falls also in Kahuzi Biega National Park.

March to April

This shorter rainy season is less ideal for those planning to visit the rain forests ( Nature Walks , Chimpanzee Feeding & watching other Primates), and those who decide to visit during this time should pack with rainy conditions in mind.

May to September

Generally perceived as the best time to visit the Democratic republic apes, this is the longer dry season when it is easier to visit.  In the north & South Kivu however these are some of the wettest months so when you visit will depend on which areas you wish to see.

October to December

A longer rainy season, this is less ideal for those visiting the southern region, but in the north the rain starts to subside, entering a drier period in the new year.