Gorilla tracking safari in June – Gorilla trekking safaris in peak season
Gorilla tracking safari in June – June is one of the driest months of the year in the southern part of Uganda and Rwanda, while it is the rainy season in the northern part of the country. This month is one of the best months for wildlife viewing in the savannah parks in the south, and it is also a great month for Mountain Gorilla tracking. It is the start of the peak season in Uganda, and you will need to book far in advance for Gorilla tracking permits and lodging in popular spots.
“For magnificence, for variety of form and colour, for profusion of brilliant life bird, insect, reptile, beast for vast scale, Uganda is truly ‘the Pearl of Africa’.” Winston Churchill penned these words about Uganda in 1907, and more than a century later, they still ring true.
Uganda is one of the world’s most bio diverse countries and a home to 13 types of primates and 330 mammals, of which six are found nowhere else, as well as more than 1040 bird species, it also encompasses a startling range of landscapes, from Africa’s highest mountain range and the source of the Nile River the world’s longest River to the continent’s largest lake.
While most people think of Kenya and Tanzania when it comes to East African safaris, landlocked Uganda has one thing that its neighbours don’t have, Mountain Gorillas. The country conserves half of the world’s remaining wild Mountain Gorilla population, and tracking these magnificent primates in their wild habitat is one of the most memorable wildlife experiences on the planet and a big reason why travelers visit Uganda. This is also of the few countries in Africa where you can track the Chimpanzees in forest reserves, another primate encounter that you will never forget in life.
While many people might see Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees and other wildlife in the national parks on their first trip, other attractions would bring them back, such as hiking in the Rwenzori Mountains and in Mount Elgon National Park, Rhino tracking in Ziwa Rhino Sanctuary, bird watching in Budongo Forest Reserve and exploring the beautiful crater lakes region.
Uganda is home to some wonderful off-the-beaten-track gems, such as Kidepo Valley National Park in the remote northern part of the country, which may be difficult to reach than the more popular parks and reserves, but would definitely draw adventurous travelers back on repeat visits.
What to pack for Uganda?
Make sure that your vaccinations are up to date before you travel, and don’t start your trip without first buying comprehensive travel insurance that covers you for medical evacuations. Bring any medication you might need for the duration of your trip, as well as a well-stocked first aid kit with antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs, antidiarrheal medication, antibacterial ointment, antimalarial tablets, rehydration electrolyte sachets, insect spray and repellent, water purification tablets and bandages.
Contact us at Great Adventure Safaris for any other information about a Gorilla tracking safari in June and other wildlife and the tourist activities in Uganda.