Good time to track Gorillas

When wishing to go for Gorilla trekking, your choices should lie between Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda, and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.

Uganda is becoming one of the most unique, and sought after travel destination point in Africa. Uganda has two rainy seasons thus the short rain season that happens in the months of October – November, and the long season that occurs from mid March to the end of May. The remaining months are considered to be Uganda’s dry season. Uganda has recently experienced some climate changes in its weather patterns, this has made it harder to predict these seasons unlike before.

The best time to do Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda.

Uganda and Rwanda both experience an average temperature that is around 22 and these temperatures always drop at night to 12. Ugandan rainfall levels are between 1000-2000mm per annum. But the region generally gives clear skies throughout the year enabling Gorilla trekking throughout the year.

High season;

 This usually happens in the months of June, July, August, September, December, and February. During these months less rainfall is experienced as its over taken by Sunshine.

 January – February and June – September is the best period to do Gorilla trekking both in Uganda and Rwanda. Although this period is termed as year round up activities, these two countries during this period they are always experiencing dry seasons hence enabling visitors to choose trekking in dry months (high seasons).

December is also another busy month. In fact it’s the busiest month of the year basing on the fact that the entire world is always off for Christmas holidays and year ending.  Therefore we kindly advise you to book your trekking permits as early as possible to avoid disappointments.

Therefore if you need the best Gorilla trekking conditions with no worries of prices, high season is the best for you.  These countries Uganda and Rwanda have raised topography meaning the climate is fairly cool throughout the year, despite some serious walking/hiking that may result into feeling hot.

Low season;

 Visitors who usually come in low season experience real adventure to the maximum. This is because during low season, there are always few people in the jungle. There is also price reductions in accommodation facilities since fewer tourists come into the country and lodges are on a less demand in this season and there is always availability of Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits because of less tourists coming in.

While in rainy seasons you may incur some challenges in travelling both in Uganda and Rwanda, a day is never lost due to rains, surprisingly days have both rain and sunshine, this means that despite of wetness and coldness its usually favorable for you to continue with your activities as stated in your itinerary whether it rains or not Gorilla trekking is conducted on a daily basis as it has never been cancelled due to bad weather.