Best time for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

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Best time for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Best time for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda

Uganda is an East African country located on the Equator and the country experiences tropical climate throughout the year making it a top safari destination in Africa as you can experience two tropical weather conditions of rain or Sun and each of the two come a long with advantages and disadvantages so it may not necessary matter when you travel to Uganda.

However the choices always comes in on weather as a traveller you want rain or hot sun heat as you start planning your safari to Uganda.

Uganda’s highest altitude is at the top of the mountains of the moon commonly known as Rwenzori Mountains at the Margherita peak which seats at 5109 meters above the sea level and the lowest point is at the Albertine rift valley basin on Lake Albert close to Murchison falls national park sitting at about 600 meters above the sea level.

Gorilla trekking is an all year round safari activity but some months are better than others and here is Our Guide on the best time to go gorilla trekking in Uganda.

Excellent time for gorilla trekking in Uganda

The excellent time for gorilla trekking are the months which are dry and also give you perfect safari opportunities in other East African countries as it’s always perfect to combine safari holidays.

February to March and from July to October is considered to be the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking as it is dry season where the country receives low or no rainfall in a period of 90-12o days and this same period collides perfectly with one of Africa’s greatest wildlife spectacles in Kenya and Tanzania.

Between February and March the wildebeest calving takes place in the Ndutu plains in southern Serengeti where over 6000 calves are born daily for a period of 3 weeks in the presence of one of Africa’s biggest concentration of predators and from July to October is when the wildebeest migration takes place between Tanzania’s Serengeti and Kenya’s Masai mara eco system so we highly recommend visiting Uganda in this Months.

Good time for gorilla trekking in Uganda

May –June is rainy season in Uganda and it always doubles as the green season though gorilla trekking is difficult due to slippery trails wildlife viewing tents to be very good as there is a lot of green grass and plenty of water for the wildlife and it’s our second best time to travel to Uganda for gorilla trekking a long side December which is dry season and Christmas holidays attracting quite a number of tourist.

Poor time for gorilla trekking in Uganda

April and November in Uganda are the months which receive the highest amount of rainfall and these are the same months where a lot flooding is experienced making travelling around the country difficult and also gorilla trekking is very difficult and the trails are very slippery however it’s the same month where prices of services are discounted and other properties close down for renovation.


You can book your gorilla trekking safari anytime of the year as the rains don’t last the whole day but the best months are from February to March and from July to October.

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