Best Time of Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – Rwanda

Posted by on January 13, 2017

The Best time of the Year for Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda and Rwanda

Best Time  of Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – Rwanda is all-year long – especially in Uganda during off-season


You can track Mountain Gorillas all year-long in Rwanda and Uganda -When is the Best time of Year for Gorilla Trekking?  The Answer is simple – Anytime.

Gorilla Trekking takes place in the Rainforest. It can rain anytime there, however it is mostly at night and in the early hours of the day.  The sun comes out most every day in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda and in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.


Best Time  of Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – Rwanda – Gorilla Tracking in Uganda and  Rwanda can be done all-year long.  Both in Uganda and Rwanda you are in montane Rainforests – that applies to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest, Mgahinga Gorilla Park in Uganda and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda.Best Time of Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda - Rwanda

People ask when is the Best Time  of Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – Rwanda – the answer is simple – all-year long.

Even when you think it is dry season, you can have the night or morning rains – that is why we tell our clients to bring a rain-jacket or poncho and water-proof boots.

If you are looking for the best price then for you the Best time for Gorilla Trekking is April -May and November – during Uganda’s rainy season.  It is however during those rainy months that Uganda Wildlife Authority lowers Gorilla permits to 450usd  from 600 usd and the price in Rwanda is a stiff 750-usd.  (no client that has taken advantage of the low prices has ever complained).

The Peak Seasons for Gorilla Tracking, considered the best months for Gorilla Tracking in both Uganda and Rwanda  are June-July-August and September and then December-January-February, however affordable gorilla tracking, the Best time for Gorilla Trekking just might be in April, May, November due to the discounted promotional permits.

The Rwanda – Uganda rainy season begins in February lasts through May – and then again October through November. What might surprise you is that it often becomes easier track Mountain Gorillas since they, especially in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda and in Mgahinga National Park in Uganda move to lower elevation since there is plenty food to be found during the rainy season and Gorilla Treks have a tendency to be shorter in regards to time spent tracking them.

Best time for Gorilla Trekking During the rainy season one must note that it does not rain all day long, there is a more likely chance for rain – that rain often comes at night or during the early morning hours.  You always need the right equipment for a Gorilla Trek and especially during the rainy season.

Boots are of necessity and waterproof ones at that.  You will see that many of those guiding you on your Gorilla Trek in both Uganda and Rwanda will be wearing rubber-boots -many clients prefer water-proof hiking boots – water-proof day-pack – long trousers, long-sleeved shirt – rain-jacket or poncho.  The long-sleeved shirt and long trousers also protect against nettles and not only rain.  Be sure that your camera is well protected from the elements.

Use a porter to carry your day-pack – by doing so you help a Rwandan or Ugandan family and during rainy season  with slippery trails – be sure to have a walking stick which are readily available in both Uganda and or Rwanda.

Another benefit during the rainy seasons in both Uganda and Rwanda are the off-season rates of some lodges – especially up-market ones.

Best Time  of Year for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda – Rwanda – The reality is – Gorilla Tracking in both Uganda and or Rwanda is a year-around activity and people are there 365 days of the year looking for their hour with the Mountain Gorillas – some track gorillas in both countries – and the good news is this – after the Gorilla Tracking Experience there are no complaints about the weather or the price 750 usd for  a Gorilla Permit in Rwanda – 600 USD in Uganda and 450 USD in Uganda during April-May and November….enjoy your time with the Mountain Gorillas in Uganda or Rwanda…

Rwanda Weather and Climate

Uganda Weather and Climate

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Going on Safari during the Rainy Season


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