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What is the Best Time for a Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari? – Uganda Safari News

What is the Best Time for a Uganda Gorilla Trekking Safari? – Uganda Safari News

Gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda or Uganda gorilla tours are an all year round activity though just like any other activity there’s always the best time to travel to Uganda. The best time for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari is determined by the weather and climate of the country. The fact is that, gorilla trekking in Uganda is an all year activity and clients get almost the same satisfaction. However the dry season with less time is the most recommendable best time for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari by travel guide Uganda and many other travelers.

The south Western region or of the country where the gorilla safari Uganda destinations of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are situated have two dry / low rain seasons which are;

  • June – September

The months of June, July August and September form the long dry season in Uganda. The rains are low and therefore many refer to this as the best time for a Uganda gorilla trekking safari. During this time, the forest is not so wet therefor much drier and vegetation is at least shorter for clear photography.

  • December – February

The months of December to February are the short dry months of Uganda.  During this time the rains are less though the Uganda gorilla trekking tour parks remain fairly wet during these months.

However, Uganda safari or safari in Uganda tourists should note that Bwindi Forest National Park Uganda is a tropical forest and rains can be expected at any time of the year.

Advantages of gorilla trekking in the dry season

  • During the dry season, gorillas are easier to track since the trails are drier and therefore passable. The gorillas too are lively as they play around in the forest.
  • In the drier months, there are more sunny days to enjoy beautiful sunsets and have clear views.
  • During this time, there better chances of gorilla photography since the vegetation is shorter and gorillas can easily be spotted.

Disadvantage of gorilla trekking in the dry months

  • In the dry months you need early booking for all of the accommodation facilities and park services. December is one of the busiest months of the year in most national parks and it’s advisable to book the accommodation in time to avoid disappointments.

The tropical forests are adjacent to the Rwanda gorilla safari and Congo gorilla safari destinations and therefore these seasons are somewhat related. However, when planning a Rwanda gorilla tour or gorilla safari Congo always try to find out the best time for either your Rwanda gorilla trekking safari or Congo gorilla trekking safari destinations. Our popular 3 days Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda or 3 Days Uganda Gorilla tour to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park are an easy way to plan your Uganda gorilla trekking safari.

However, a Uganda gorilla trekking safari is a great experience that you can enjoy at any time of the year, gorillas can be active on a rainy day or not be active on the dry season days.

 

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