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Gorilla trekking is done throughout the year therefore when to visit Bwindi national park is upon one to decide and gorilla trekking permits are issued day by day. The permit can be got from Uganda Wildlife Authority through a local operator; thus, tourists are advised to book earlier before they travel such that we can check tell you the Gorilla Trekking permit availability and thus reserve it for you. Uganda generally experiences two dry and wet seasons. However, Bwindi impenetrable national park is a little moist even during the dry season because of the nature of Bwindi National Park being a tropical rain forest.


when to visit
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Uganda is an all-around country one can travel to due to its climate and location to the equator.  The best time When to visit Uganda and track gorillas is June, July, August and September. The months of February and January are also ok. Uganda has two rainy seasons, the long season of Mid-March to end of May and short season of October to November. The rainfall ranges between 1000-2000mm. Temperatures in Uganda are 71F (21.5C) during daytime and drop at night. Though lately there has been change in weather patterns.

During the festive season, the parks are quite busy, and one is advised to book Safari lodges in time. During low season accommodation is cheaper hence those who are ok with rainy season. The months of February and September have fewer tourists and the lodges are not fully booked hence making them good months to travel compared to high season. Most of the lodges reduced on their rates during the low season of March to May and October to November to attract more tourists and as well during this time the reduced in price.

The best times to go for gorilla tracking are in the dry season of December to February and from June to September though it can be done all year round. When tracking gorillas is advisable to wear robust clothing for example trousers, long sleeved, walking boots as well as a pair of gaiters and a light jumper, waterproof jacket. A light backpacker to carry cameras, packed lunch, binoculars and water comes in handy. Sticks to walk with are available at the park headquarters as are porters. Hiring a porter provides locals with employment and as well they will you a helping hand during the tracking on steep terrains.