Best Time To Visit Burundi | Months, Weather & Safari Budget

Burundi is located in the Great Lakes region in east-central Africa. Burundi is situated between Rwanda and Congo. Neighbouring Tanzania, Rwanda Democratic Republic, Burundi has a coast with Lake Tanganyika. She is also called the heart of Africa because of her appearance on the world map.

It is important to keep in mind that Burundi can be visited throughout the year. The best time to go for a Burundi safari is in the dry season when the vegetation is not thick, the skies are clear, less rain, more sunshine.

Best Time To Visit Burundi at a glance.

The best time to visit Burundi is June, July, August & September in the dry season when the vegetation is not thick, clear skies, less rain & more sunshine. You will have a city tour of Bujumbura City to experience several cultural and tourism activities.

Best Time To Visit Burundi

Getting this time right is kind of complicated because global warming has affected weather patterns a lot in Africa making it very hard to predict the beginning and end of the wet and dry seasons. At the end of the day, the final decision of when to visit Burundi remains with the traveler.

Burundi has two dry and wet seasons and the dry seasons fall in the months between December to February and again between June to September. Going on safari during the dry season is more advantageous and this is the best time to take clear photos of the countryside since there are always little or no obstructions like mist or overgrown vegetation.

The dry seasons also have their disadvantages. It is more expensive to travel around this period. Accommodation transportation availability is very hard to find and booking last-minute tours is very complicated.

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The months of March to April and October to November are considered wet seasons and also referred to as low seasons. If you are traveling to Burundi for chimpanzee trekking, the best months to travel would be between December to February. This is because during this time, food is very plentiful making it easier to see the chimpanzees.

We cannot disregard rain even during the dry season because Burundi has a moderate tropical type of climate and it can rain at any time of the year. It is crucial to note that the rains in Burundi do not go on throughout the day like it is in Europe or North America. It rains for between one to two hours before the sun appears again thus enabling the activity to go on regardless of whether it is raining or not.

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