THE BEST TIME FOR GORILLA TREKKING
The Best time for Gorilla Trekking can be conducted all year around in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The best time to go to is during the months of June, July, August, September and December. This is because there are less rains and the parks are drier, making it simple to hike and see the gorillas. In Bwindi the average temperature throughout the year is 11°C/52°F in the morning and 23°C/73°F in the afternoon. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern part of Uganda on the rim of the Rift Valley. The hillsides which are mist-covered are sheltered by one of the ancient and very biologically varied rainforests in Uganda that dates back to more than 25,000 years, comprising of about 400 varied plant species.
Mountain gorillas only live in the dense vegetation of Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park and along the dormant volcanic Virunga Mountain range that stretches across Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
TIPS ON CUTTING COST
Do not travel alone.
Stay in best budget lodges.
Choose Uganda over Rwanda.
Avoid public transport buses do not leave on time.
Avoid chartered flights.
Book Your gorilla tour during low season.
January and February: Low season offering less huge crowds. Can be little rain.
March, April and May: Its rains a lot during these months. Most challenging during the trek, the slopes are slippery.
June, July & August: Peak season, it’s important to buy your permits early since they run out. Best time for gorilla safari in Uganda and Rwanda.