Thus, if you are a distinguished
entomologist, leave during the rainy season, there are many more insects
If you like photography, the flora is then more exuberant and colours
are more distinct. Forest soil is very humid, saturated with water.
You can walk silently, thus increasing the chance of observing the fauna.
If you are a "generalist", try to avoid the extremes : the
big rainy season, lasting generally two or three months a year during
which you might have to spend long hours in camp, watching the rain
fall. Camping can be difficult. Fish are scarce, the level of the rivers
is so high that water invades the banks, and fish have more than enough
insects and other small creatures to feed upon. Even piranhas are rare