The park’s elevation between 2,227 to 4,127 meters above sea level provides cool equatorial climate with very pleasant and cool weather. Nights are very cold during both the dry and rainy season. However, heavy rainfall is received throughout the year.

The best time to visit the park on a gorilla safari and volcano hiking is during dry season from December to February and June to September. Although the forest is ever wet, trails get dry and easy to hike.

The rainy season from April to May and October to November and gorilla trekking becomes cheap due to discount gorilla permits.