When to Go for Gorilla Tracking in Africa

What is the best period for a Gorilla Trekking Safari?

Different opinions have been given about best time for gorilla trekking safari; the fact is Uganda can be visited any time of the year because the climate and weather here are perfect for humans all year. Bwindi and Mgahinga gorilla parks can be visited any time of the year, however clients usually prefer to avoid the rains of June – July but this does not make any big difference as the gorilla trekking area is in an equatorial tropical forest – the chances of rain are high any day of the year.

We understand gorilla trekking is a once in a lifetime wildlife experience and you would want to make the best out of your gorilla trekking experience. Uganda experiences two heavy rainy seasons and tourists usually want to avoid the heavy rains as it makes it slippery to trek the gorillas on slippery slopes with very thick vegetation.

Also the road transport in the gorilla trekking area is not very good during the heavy rain periods. The Rains come twice a year – April /May and again in October /November /December. But the sun still shines during the rainy season, and the rain still falls during the dry season. The most wet month is probably November, and the hottest month is February. That is why the months June, July, August, September and part of October are very popular with gorilla visits to Uganda.

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