Best Time To Go For Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda
When to visit Uganda is such a frequent question asked by many travelers. Majority of the tourists that go to Uganda come to see the gorillas therefore the question is based on the best time to go gorilla trekking. The best time to visit Uganda and engage in gorilla trekking is usually the months of January, February, June to September. You will be able to see all kinds of wildlife during this period.
This is the dry season and so accessing the wild animals is quite simple. Uganda is an equatorial national and so it’s a bit hard to predict its weather. Average amount of rainfall received ranges from 1000mm to 2000mm per year and that is acknowledged as the wet season.
The Southwestern part of Uganda has two rainy seasons and the first one is received from April to May and the second one from October to Novermber.Take note that Uganda’s gorilla trekking is located in the southern part of the country for instance Mgahinga National Park along with Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. With such information, you can determine when to visit the great mountain gorillas. The northern part doesn’t have lot of tourist attractions but receives it rain from April to October. We may say that during the rainy season, it may not be the best time but if you traveled to Uganda you may as well see some of the wildlife and gorillas.
Uganda is fascinatingly wealthy and fertile destination; it’s surrounded by dense rainforests, savannah plains that are a home to the great mountain gorillas and the famous big cats. It’s one Country that you visit all year around although some months may be a bit hard to allow you travel. It’s on record that Uganda has over 342 wildlife species including the great apes and the gorillas that are often visited by tourists. Below are some of the public holidays that are greatly respected in Uganda; Independence day (Oct 9),Labor Day (May 1),Heroes Day (June 9),Martyr’s Day (June 3) and Christmas Day.
You are kindly asked to book your flights to Uganda in advance before the peak season because you may fail to get on. During this time, the prices are high. Although park fees usually don’t change.