It’s good to know the best time to have gorilla safaris in Uganda before booking a Uganda gorilla tour. This will not only help you plan ahead, but will also make you have the best experience while on your Uganda gorilla safari. Before we proceed, one fact you need to know is gorilla tracking can only be carried out in two Uganda national parks: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. This gorilla safaris review will inform you about the best time to have gorilla safaris in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is so far the best place for gorillas and wildlife in Uganda. This is because the mountain gorillas in Mgahinga are not constant, you will find many in some cases and less in some cases. This is because the mountain gorillas keep crossing to Democratic Republic of Congo and Rwanda especially during rainy seasons then back and forth to Uganda.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is located right next to the DRC, Rwanda border. However, With the expertise and experience of our tour guides, you are guaranteed the best time to visit the game park so that you see the mountain gorillas in plenty.
Fact is, just like humans; mountain gorillas tend to take shelter during rainy seasons which makes it hard for them to be spotted easily. During such seasons, Gorilla Trekking permits can go for as less as $600 which makes it a bit cheaper for gorilla safaris in Uganda.
When you plan for gorilla safaris in Uganda you expect the best, probably seeing a huge number of mountain gorillas and not seeing less because of the unfavorable season which brings us back to our point, the best time to have gorilla safaris in Uganda is during the dry seasons of the year (June to August and December to February).
During these months, mountain gorillas are visible in huge number which is way advantageous to you. This gives you a chance to see them in plenty and variety. Besides, Gorilla trekking is also hard during rainy seasons because the forests tend to be wet, making it hard to have smooth movements. In some cases, non 4WD cars can find it hard moving on the muddy roads in the national parks which might as well cause delay in some cases.