The Best Time for Gorilla Trekking
The Best Time for Gorilla Trekking

The Best Time for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda The best time for Gorillas in Rwanda – The best time to book your gorilla trekking safari.

The Best Time for Gorilla Trekking. Gorilla trekking in both Uganda and Rwanda can be carried out all through the year, but because gorilla trekking is the most exciting tourist activity in both destinations, every traveler wants the best time to encounter the gentle giants in the natural habitat.

The best time for gorilla trekking is determined by mostly one factor and that’s the weather. Bwindi’s impenetrable forest and Mgahinga gorilla national parks being thick rainforests, receive a lot of rainfall in March, April, and May. Too much rain, combined with the nature of the forest terrain makes it difficult at times for tourists to navigate through the thick forests. Therefore, the best time of the year to track the mountain gorillas in Uganda starts from June, July, August, early September, December, and January to February. During these months of the year, there is relatively less rain as compared to other months.

These months, therefore, offer the best gorilla trekking safari experience ever. During the dry seasons, it’s easy to navigate through the thick tropical rain forests of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Bwindi national park.

It should However be noted that because these are tropical rain forests, the two destinations can receive rain any time of the year and that’s why we advise all our visitors to pack wisely for their gorilla trekking safari to Uganda. 

Best time for Gorilla  Trekking in Rwanda.

Just like the case is for Uganda, the months of January, February, June, July, August, early September and December are the best months for gorilla trekking in Rwanda because the country is relatively dry in those months compared to other months of the year. We advise all our victors to consider booking their gorilla trekking safaris in those months as the experience will come out better. However, it should be noted that despite the time of the year you chose to go for a gorilla trekking safari, you should carry the equipment that will make your gorilla trek easy even when it rains. Your gorilla trekking picklist must include rain jackets, long pants and shirts, comfortable hiking boots, gloves, and headgear.

Best time to book your gorilla trekking safari 

We advise our guests at all times to book their gorilla trekking safaris six months in advance or even a year before.  Booking in advance makes it so easier for Katland Safaris or any other travel agent to secure your gorilla trekking permit and put all other logistics like transportation and accommodation for an amazing gorilla trekking safari.

Why book your gorilla trekking safari early enough?

Starting to plan for your gorilla trekking safari early enough gives you a variety of options to choose from in terms of dates, the gorilla destination, trekking sector, Accommodation, and inclusion of other tourist activities like wildlife and community encounters on your gorilla safari.

Feel free to contact us with any inquiries on the Best Time for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda and Rwanda and how to plan and book your gorilla trekking safari in advance.

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