What is The Best Time of Year to See Gorillas in Uganda? What is the best time of year to see gorillas in Uganda? Uganda is well known as the best safari destination to go for gorilla trekking since the country hosts two gorilla parks –Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Mgahinga National Park of which Bwindi harbors with the half remaining world’s gorilla population in the wild. Despite the fact, traveler to be able to engage in gorilla trekking experience must have a valid gorilla permit which can be purchased directly to ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority a government body in charge of conservation areas, the national park and reserves.

 Before planning a visit to gorilla in Uganda, you need to first know the best time of year which is conducive for your gorilla safaris. However, the best time to visit Uganda is during its two dry seasons – between December and February and between June and August when the weather conditions are particularly favorable for trekking to see the endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees.

During the best month of travel game spotting in the park is also good at this time, same between February and March. Highly concentration of wildlife species can be adventured around the waterholes from September through to early October.

More so, trekking to see the unique mountain gorillas and chimpanzees is a great experience regardless of the time of the year to visit. As the best time to travel to Uganda is between June and Augusts when the roads are in better condition and visibility is good for game viewing.

However, temperatures keep on changing throughout the seasons, sitting around 24 to 30 degrees Celsius, so you can visit Uganda throughout the year. Uganda is also fantastic destination for birding at any time of year.

Visit Uganda Month by Month

January to February Travel in Uganda

This is considered as a dry season and one of the best time to visit Uganda, although rainfall can be expected to fall in any month. Wildlife viewing is particularly good at this time of year as there is less vegetation to challenge your view and a number of wildlife species can be seen quenching for thirsty at the waterholes. More so, travelling to Uganda between January to February also a fabulous time for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees while bird lovers can also enjoy spotting migratory birds in area.

Traveling Uganda in March –May

What is The Best Time of Year to See Gorillas in Uganda?
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One to visit Uganda in this period of the year which is considered one of Uganda’s wet seasons, will be able to enjoy beautiful lush and green and animals give birth to their young ones. It is also perfect time of viewing migratory bird species. During this time of the year receives heavy rain showers which are frequent so the roads can often be in bad conditions.

Visiting Uganda in June –August

However, this is one of the best time to visit Uganda since it is considered as a dry season, although rainfall can still fall in certain times. Meanwhile, it is particularly good for wildlife adventure as there is less vegetation to challenge your view and several wildlife services can be seen drinking water from the water holes. It’s also rewarding time for trekking to encounter critically endangered mountain gorillas and chimpanzees in their nature inhabits.

Visiting Uganda in September to October

This is also best time to visit the national parks of Uganda, although rainfall can be expected any time in month. However, there are  still perfect opportunity to watch wildlife as vegetation remains low and animals continue to seek out waterholes.

Visit Uganda in November –December

Meanwhile, November is considered a wet season and some time the season gains dry plains gradually turn green in the game parks as heavy rain showers fall across the landscape.  More so, a great time to see migratory bird species.

Despite that, seeing the mountain gorillas require you to have a gorilla trekking permits in both Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park costs; USD700 per person for foreign nonresidents, USD600 per person for foreign residents and UGX250,000 per person for East Africa Citizens.

Get started planning now for the visit in Uganda’s national parks, reserves for the great time of your choice when, how and where to visit. As we have already highlighted the best time of year to see mountain gorillas in their protected environments.

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