When is the Best Time to visit Uganda for Gorilla Trekking?

The best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking and wildlife-viewing are during the drier seasons that run from June to September or early October and then December to February. Primate safaris in the jungle are a large part of any Uganda safari. The rainforests are by and large wet and one may not avoid rain entirely. Nevertheless, after dense rain, the skies regularly open up to sunny conditions.

Uganda has a cooler climate with balanced weather conditions if you are planning a gorilla trekking safari, it is vital to know when it’s ideal to visit the country for the easiest hiking environments. Even though gorilla tracking is a continual activity, the best time is during the two dry seasons which are from December up to February as well as June to September.

Wildlife Game viewing in Uganda’s savannah parks is enjoyed best during the dry seasons when the animals are concentrated nearby water sources. Birding is fanciful throughout the year round but has its peak from November to April when most migrant species are existing.

Best time to visit Uganda

Quick facts Best time to visit Uganda:

High Season: June to September and December to February (In all parks).
Low Season: March, April, May, November
Best Weather: June to September and December to February (Little rainfall)
Worst Weather:  March, April, May and November (Wet season)

One must book a gorilla permit in advance

Note that a gorilla permit during the high season month for foreign non-residents goes for USD 600 whereas the same permit in the low season months goes for USD 450. From a budget perspective, one can choose when to visit as well.