You will find detailed information about the two dominant seasons experienced in Côte d’Ivoire as the tropical forest can vary significantly throughout the year.

  • Dry season (November – April)

This is the most pleasant season to visit the Taï National Park. It rarely rains at this time of the year and the vegetation is abundant early in the season, which makes it easier to spot animals. December and January are characterized by dry winds and cooler temperatures during the night and early morning.
At the end of the dry season, food sources become scarce, forcing chimpanzees to split into smaller groups to make it easier to find preferred fruits, seeds, and vegetation.

  • Wet season (May – October)

This season is characterized by heavy and frequent rainfall, making animal observation more challenging since animals tend to remain quiet and immobile during rainy periods.
Nonetheless, clear and sunny days are perfect for exploring the lush tropical flora which is much more abundant during this season, as well as observing other fauna. Additionally, the period from September to December is the chimpanzees’ hunting season, providing an incredible opportunity to witness the incredible hunting techniques employed by dominant males.