Best Time to Go for Gorilla Trekking

Best Time to Go for Gorilla Trekking

Best Time to Go for Gorilla Trekking

Best Time to Go for Gorilla Trekking: Uganda is famously known as the pearl of Africa due to its rich green vegetation and cool climate, besides that one of the best destinations to see these endangered mountain gorillas. And due to these great mountain gorillas, they have ranked Uganda to be the finest travel destination to any tourist planning to travel to Africa. Not only that but also its unique weather pattern to the climate. More so on that, it’s surrounded with waterbody of Lake Victoria the second largest lake in Africa that provides fresh breezing air to Ugandans as well as the visitors and also locating to the equator. However, Uganda has two rainy seasons that is the short season starts from October to November and the Long rainy season which starts from Mid-March till the month of May.

Therefore, the best time to go for gorilla trekking in Uganda starts in June, July, August and September. And if you are not comfortable with those months you can decide to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking in December, January and February which are relatively okay.

Uganda average temperature raises at 21.5 Celsius and at night time can drop to around 54 F which affects the altitude. Rainfall in Uganda ranges between 1000-2000melimeters every year. But all year around the skies in Uganda are clear which supports most of safari holidays in preserved national park. Due to climate changes it has brought changes in weather pattern thus making it harder to predict the seasons of the tourism seasons.

To most of tourists tend to visit Uganda whether on gorilla trekking safari or game viewing from the months of May to September to February since there can be less amount of rainfall and can be sunny in most of the tourism destinations. Among the months in year December is one of the busiest and more exciting months in all the national park. Tourists planning to visit in one of those listed months it’s advisable to book the accommodation in time to avoid disappointments. And during Christmas season, number of Ugandans plus other foreigners always plan to take vacations to national parks since it can be a peak season in the month of December.

You may opt to visit Uganda Bwindi Impenetrable national park or Mgahinga national park in low season which is okay to most of tourists since accommodation rates turns to be cheaper and national parks can be out the crowd. February and September are also said to be good months for a safari holidays in Uganda because of less tourists visiting and accommodations not fully booked as such in peak season.

The rainy season in Uganda affects people’s work and travel but this doesn’t mean that travel won’t go on, it might rainy in the morning and shines out in the afternoon and then go for your activity without any disturbance. Mountain gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking can also be encountered during the rainy season and national parks are fully in operation.

Cost of Gorilla Trekking Permit

Uganda Gorilla trekking permit costs; Foreigner nonresident at a fee USD 700 per day, foreigner resident USD600 and East African Citizen UGX 250,000. Rwanda gorilla permit costs USD 1,500 per person per day and Congo cost USD 400.

In Uganda gorilla trekking can be done in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park, Rwanda in Volcanoes national park and Congo in Virunga national park.

In low season of March to May and October to November, most of accommodations reduces their rates to attract more travelers to book with them and there can be discount on gorilla permits thus attracting more tourists to visit Uganda.

For this matter, Uganda has raised topography and this means that it’s climate is cool and if you’re planning to come for a gorilla trek it’s really important to notice the easiest trekking conditions. Despite the low rates in the low season which means that the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the two dry seasons of January to February and from June to September.

Those wishing to visit Uganda for game viewing is perfect in the dry season from months of February and March and September and at the beginning of October. This is because high number of wildlife species are concentrated around water bodies within those national parks. Then bird watching is best done between November to April when the migrant birds are present in the country thus providing a rewardable life time experience, still birding can be done throughout the year. We advise visitors not take or plan their safari vacation during the heavy rain months of April and May where they can leave with lots disappointments.

book a gorilla safari