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When is The Best Time of the Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda?

Best Time of year for Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest & Mgahinga Gorilla Park

When is The Best Time of the Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda? When is it fine to Tour Bwindi Impenetrable National Park/Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park? Questions often asked of us by those wanting to trek Gorillas in Uganda.

Now the finest and eventful times for one to engage in Gorilla Trekking in Uganda are the months of Mid-June through early October & Mid- December through March are highly considered. They are as well referred to as the Dry/high/peak seasons. So you can track Mountain Gorillas year in, year out in Uganda – There are no periodic finishes when it comes to Gorilla Trekking.

Gorilla Trekking occurs in the Rain forest in Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest and on the sides of Volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and it rains there any time. However, it rains at night & in the early hours of the day. In both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park the sun comes out almost every day in Uganda.

For many, the finest Time of the Year for others are the two Off-Seasons, the Rainy Seasons when there are fewer people and lower rates on luxury lodges.

For many, the finest period of the Year for one to engage in the activity of Gorilla Tracking in Uganda is basically during the Wet/Rainy Season, which is from the months of April – May & November – Mid-December.  There are fewer Trekkers, implying more permits that are obtainable & luxury & exclusive Lodges are reduced – the dates differ lodge by lodge.

The term Wet Season is not as horrible for many as it may sound – the temperatures are slighter, the parks are even greener, wildlife often more plentiful & the Gorillas of the Forest, the gentle giants (Mountain Gorillas), are used to a bit of rain.

Best Time of the Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – Gorilla Tracking in Uganda can be done year in, year out.  Both in Uganda & Rwanda you are in montane Rain forests means to Bwindi Impenetrable National Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

People ask when is the Best Time of the Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – the answer is simple – all-year long.

Even when you believe it is the peak season, you can have the night /morning rains, that is why we tell our customers to carry with them a rain jacket or poncho & waterproof boots. If you are looking for gentle giants(Gorillas) beyond the masses, then it is during the Wet seasons of the year

Best Time of the Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – Rwanda – The High/Dry Seasons for Gorilla Tracking, considered the fine months for Gorilla Tracking in Uganda are June-July-August & September & then December-January-February.

The Uganda wet seasons starts in March ends through May – and then again October through November. What might amaze you is that it often becomes easier to trek Gentle giants(Mountain Gorillas) since they, especially in Volcanoes National Park( Rwanda) & Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda move to lower raises since there is abundant food to be found during the wet season and Gorilla Treks have an inclination to be shorter in regards to time spent tracking them.

During the wet season, one must note that it does not rain all day long, rain often pours at night / during the early morning hours.  You always require the right gears for the Gorilla Trekking activity and especially during the low/wet season.

Gorilla Trekking Gear and Wear:

Gorilla Wear We recommend a day pack, packed lunch from your lodge, 2 ltr of water, long trousers, long-sleeved shirt, hat, boots, thick socks, and sturdy gardening gloves, all this for your protection against nettles, thorns, brush.

Fold your trousers into the socks for extra shield against fire ants and unprotected skin from touching nettles that abound here.

We suggest using a porter. One is needed for 2 people.  The porter is a complement since they help you on tricky times during the trekking. This is especially true if it rains.

You will need a walking stick which our driver-guide will obtain and can be obtained from the lodge you are staying at. This will steady you on the Trail. That is especially true if it rains.

Know all about Gorillas before you go. It will make your trek more enjoyable, rain, or shine.

Best time of the Year for Gorilla Permit Availability

One can talk about when the weather is flattering, but when is it the finest of time of the year for Gorilla Permit obtain -ability in Uganda.  If you are looking for a Gorilla Trekking Tour this March in July/ August, you will have a tough time. If you are, however looking for that same Tour in April, May, October or November, there would be no problem. You can do a Gorilla Tour and have the indefinable Gorilla Habituation Permits during those same months.

Yes, the months are during the Wet/Rainy Seasons of the year in Uganda, the truth is it can rain every day in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park/Forest, after all, it is a Rain-forest. Gorilla Trekking occurs 365 days of the year, rain or shine.  The finest time for Gorilla Permits is during the off-season months.

Best Time of the Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – The reality is that a Gorilla Trek is never void 

Current Weather and Forecast for Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla Park

Both Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has gotten Weather which is distinct which is found in much of Sub-Saharan Africa. You are not trekking in a humid jungle.  The temperature during the day infrequently surpasses 26℃ during the day and drips down to 12℃ or lower at night relaying on the raise.  You are in what is called the Switzerland of Africa. The weather normally is right for Gorilla Trekking and hiking activities.