Uganda Safari in March – Wet season – Low crowds-Guaranteed Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits
Uganda Safari in March – The month of March marks the start of the first rainy season of the year in southern Uganda, while it is still dry in northern part of the country Uganda. It is not an ideal time to travel for Gorilla tracking and wildlife viewing.
In March is when the long rainy season starts throughout the country. However, this does not mean that Uganda is completely off limits. Although none of the National parks are at their optimum during this time, there will be plenty of opportunity for wildlife sightings and as this month lies outside of the peak season, prices are likely to be lower and there will be plenty of availability at a wide selection of lodges.
Even during the wet season, rainfall is unlikely to perpetuate throughout the day and skies will brighten up after a downpour. Therefore you will still have plenty of time to explore and relax during your Uganda safari in March.
Another benefit of travelling at the month of March is that there is a lot of food for the Mountain Gorillas on the lower slopes of the mountain. Therefore, although trekking may be tougher due to wet terrain underfoot, you are likely to encounter the Mountain Gorillas closer to the beginning of the trail so distances covered will be shorter.
Many Visitors ask if it is ideal to trek mountain gorillas during the rainy season in Uganda, we think this is the very best and awesome period as you get double experience, from the wet terrain and meeting the mountain gorillas in the natural habitat, yes the terrain is wet but not so slippery and with the help of a porter to provide a push or pull, you can easily enjoy your gorilla trekking holiday in Bwindi impenetrable National park or Mgahinga gorilla National Park. Bwindi is a tropical rain forest and for this reason, it can rain at any time of the day but with the proper trekking wear, your trek goes on and if it rains, it takes 2-3 hours and completely stops, so you continue with your schedule of the day. There is food in plenty, so the gorillas do not walk for long distances, so the trek is not so strenuous in the wet season.
For travelers keep on bird watching, a Uganda birding safari in March is the best since this is when you will witness most of the migratory bird species in Uganda as they will begin to depart in April and won’t return to the country until November. Throughout the year Uganda boosts over 1000 bird species including the unique and impressive shoebill, so this is a bird lover’s paradise.
Contact Great Adventure Safaris for your Uganda safari in March and enjoy the bird life as well as the discounts of some services including the accommodation rates. Drop us an email or call and whatsapp and our consultants on +256704228361 will be there to handle your inquiry swiftly.