BEST TIME TO DO GORILLA TREKKING IN UGANDA
The best time to do mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda is throughout the year experiences with Uganda’s two seasons: the dry and the wet seasons. Although the busiest season to do mountain gorilla safaris is in the dry season which kicks off in two phases, phase one starts from June, July, August, and September and the second phase starts from December, January, and February. Uganda’s wet season starts from March, April, & May and another phase start in October to November yearly.
Uganda receives many visitors for mountain gorilla trekking in dry seasons. During Christmas season is becoming another best time to enjoy mountain gorilla trekking safaris. because during the peak seasons, Uganda receives less rainfall, enabling tourists to access the forest trailhead and locate these mountain gorilla families easily.
mountain gorilla safaris can be encountered in two of Uganda’s protected national parks both situated in south-western Uganda is Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, and Mgahinga gorilla national park. Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park is home to the half total worlds remaining mountain gorillas with approximately 600 individuals out of 1063 individuals existing worldwide.
However, mountain gorilla experience in Africa can be done in three African countries: Uganda, Rwanda, and the democratic republic of Congo. In Rwanda mountain gorilla trekking can be done in the Volcanoes national park and Congo in Virunga national park.
Both Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park can be easily reached by car and Air. From Kampala or Entebbe to the main mountain gorilla destination takes about 8 to 9 hours by road. Alternatively, travelers can fly to and from Entebbe International Airport by domestic flight ‘’Aero link airline to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip which takes about 1:30hours.