Best Time to go for Gorilla trekking in Uganda : Gorilla trekking is the stunning safari activity done in Uganda and this involves the hiking to the tropical forests of Africa, to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitats, again gorilla trekking in Uganda is relatively difficult depending on one’s fitness levels, gorilla trekking in Uganda is also relatively hard as it involves walking through the thick forest, valleys, hills and swamps, and it can be challenging for one physical unit leading to exhaustion. Gorilla trekking is much rewarding to the gorilla trekkers who come to do the activity in Uganda.
Gorilla trekking majorly is done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahiga Gorilla National Park, and among other places in the country, not only in Uganda Gorilla trekking safari is as well done in other different East African countries including Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.
Best time to go for Gorilla trekking in Uganda.
Gorilla trekking can be done all the year around, but there are the most selective periods that are perfect for the gorilla trekking in the country.
Weather and temperature of Uganda.
Uganda has got the average temperatures that are around 21.50C and 710F, these at times they do drop especially during the night time to around 540F which affects the altitude, then the rainfall in Uganda ranges between 1000 millimeters to 2000 millimeters every year. In Uganda all over the year the skies can be clear which as well do assist and make the Uganda safaris to be the most perfect ones. Then the climate changes have brought in about the changes in the weather that makes it very harder to know the exact season of the tourism year.
Gorilla trekking in dry season.
The best time to visit Uganda for the gorilla trekking is mainly during the dry season in the months that includes June to September and from December to February in these months there can be less rain and it can be a lot of sunshine in the destination. Gorilla trekking during dry season gives the tourist to be rewarded double because that’s the best period for wildlife safaris in Uganda, as most of the visitors combine gorilla trekking with a safari to see the big five in Murchison falls national park. Gorilla trekking during the dry season helps the trekkers to do trek for the desired gorilla groups.
Gorilla trekking in rainy season.
However other gorilla trekkers do like carrying out gorilla trekking during the rainy season as it can be the period when the country can be looking green and fertile. The rainy months can be March to April and October to November though it’s when the forests in Bwindi Impenetrable national park can be very muddy and trekking the mountain gorillas becomes more challenging. Gorilla trekking in the rainy season is when you find the park has got less tourists that means that you have the entire forest to yourself and have more chances to encounter the primates.
Then for the tourists who combine gorilla trekking during rainy season with bird watching becomes perfect it can be a breeding season and the forests can be full of the different, attractive bird species. Travelling during rainy season is less expensive compared to the dry season that is the costs and the rates can be low to attract more guests that’s where most of the tourists can stay in the luxury accommodations that can be expensive during the high season.
Gorilla trekkers are recommended to book their gorilla permits and tour a few weeks or days to the trip, as during the dry season it can be a peak season and more generally expensive to travel around this period, and the gorilla permits can be difficult to find and booking last minute gorilla tours is not easy.
Charges for gorilla trekking in Uganda.
A Uganda gorilla trekking permit costs USD 700 per person per trek that is for non- foreign residents, foreign residents permit cost 600 USD and then East African nationals pay 250,000 UGX.