When is the Best time to go for gorilla trekking safari

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When is the Best time to go for gorilla trekking safari

Best time for Gorilla Trekking in Africa- When to visit Mountain Gorillas

As gorilla trekking safaris in Africa will take you to five national parks located 3 Countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic republic of congo. Gorilla trekking in Congo will reward you with the visit to the Eastern Lowland gorillas & Mountain Gorillas in Virunga National Park yet in Uganda will be Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park & Mgahinga National Park Yet in Rwanda it will lead you to Volcanoes national Park.

There has been an ongoing debate on what the best time to trek is or track gorillas in Uganda. Several arguments and opinions have been advanced in different avenues including online forums such as trip advisor, lonely planet among others.

The fact is that gorillas in Uganda can be tracked throughout the year and clients almost get the same satisfaction. This is because clients tend to avoid rainy season forgetting that Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in an Equatorial Forest where chances of rain are very high on a daily basis.

Uganda being crossed by the equator has a modified equatorial climate with two rainy seasons and because of this people tend to associate these rainy seasons with the best times to trek gorillas. This is true because when it is raining, it becomes hard to hike and trek in the impenetrable forest because of the heavy rains that make the trails too slippery.

That notwithstanding, some gorilla families need to drive for some time to reach at the beginning of the trail heads and because of this, if you don’t have a four wheel drive vehicle you might not make it to the gorillas. Besides that, vegetation tends to grow something that reduces chances of proper visibility and photography.

All the above combined, the best time to visit the gorillas is to avoid the most rain seasons in Uganda. Thus the best time is in June, July, August, September and part of October but because of global warming it is even becoming very hard to predict when it is going to rain or not. The above are just the views of the Author but might not necessarily present the real facts on ground and opinions of other people.

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