WHAT IS THE BEST TIME FOR GORILLA TREKKING IN BOTH UGANDA AND RWANDA?
Best time for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Forest, Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda Gorilla Tour to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Best for those seeking Africa Safaris and Mountain Gorillas. Despite the fact that gorilla trekking safari encounters in both Uganda and Rwanda can be done all year round, the seasonal changes, especially in terms of rainfall, tend to create favorable times where the majority world travelers prefer visiting these gorilla safari destinations on their gorilla trekking safaris.
The Months of June to September and December to February are profoundly liked by various Uganda gorilla safari undertakers. The rain which are experienced in the months of March to May and from late September to November present challenging conditions for gorilla trekkers as the hilly landscapes which they are meant to hike become slippery and traversing the dense jungle like the impenetrable forest of Bwindi becomes intensely difficult considering the rate of vegetation growth and down pours that accompany the trekkers during the activity whose duration is not certain but estimated between 2 – 8 hours. However, it should be noted that being tropical Africa, despite the downpours that might present themselves every day, the sun has to appear for some good hours in a day.
The conditions in the tourist generating areas are also a factor when it comes to the question of when to visit. The varying climatic conditions especially in the close to Polar Regions marked by various seasons especially the extremes of winter and summer have got an effect on when to undertake gorilla tours in Uganda and Rwanda. For example, in the continental lands of Europe, the number of travelers interested in going for holiday increase during the summer period and it decreases during winter seasons.
The promotional attempts of destination marketing agencies also have got an effect on when to visit. The tourism bodies in destination countries like Uganda Wildlife Authority in Uganda tend to offer discounted gorilla permits especially in the months of April, May and November from $600 from foreign nonresidents to $350 which is a good discount that in turn entices travelers to plan gorilla safari tours to Uganda. During these seasons, accommodation establishments also offer discounted rates for travelers on Uganda gorilla safari and tours.
In Rwanda, the rains tend to appear towards the end of February, March, April including May and tourists too tend to avoid that period as the volcanic landscapes are slippery and the environment is densely wet that would challenge them while doing gorilla trekking tour. However, it should be noted that during this period, mountain gorillas tend to keep on lower slopes to benefit from the plenty of food and relatively warm temperatures on the lower slopes. Thus, with these months gorilla trekking duration tend to be shorter than the later months. To note however is that regardless of these variations, mountain gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda can be conducted throughout the year and experience remain untouchably thrilling.
The Bwindi impenetrable national park has various attractions and these include mountain gorillas, other mammals like chimpanzees, monkeys and bush elephants, tree species, butterflies species, bird species, and the Batwa people.
Mountain gorillas; Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Scientifically termed as Gorilla beringei beringei, mountain gorillas are typically gentle and amazingly shy and calm animals that have thick and long fur and this enables them to live in cooler temperature climatic zones, each gorilla can be identified basing on its nose print which is unique to each individual Read More
Cultural Encounters; On the hinges of Bwindi impenetrable national park, are two tribes of people and these include the Bakiga and the Batwa. Bakiga people; On the peripherals of this park, are communities of bantu people called the bakiga. According to the 2014 population census, there are 2,390,446 bakiga in western Uganda which represents. Read More
Chimpanzee in Bwindi; These are close relatives of humans with a 99% matching DNA to that of humans, there are two species of chimpanzees, Common chimpanzee species and the Bonobo species, Bwindi impenetrable national park has the common chimpanzee species with an estimated population of 350 chimpanzees Read More
Black and white colobus monkeys; These monkeys have a black color with a strip of white color on the side of their body, limbs and around their face and also at their tail ending, these strips are called mantle, these monkeys live in groups of 5-15 members led by a male, their weight ranges between 4-14 kg, they have a body length of up to 75 cm or 30 inches Read More
Bird species in Bwindi; Bwindi impenetrable national park habituates about 348 bird species making it one of the biggest birding site in Uganda. The birds found here include the African green Broadbill The African green broadbill has a body length of 13.6-15.6cm and weighs between 29-32.5g. this bird has a short tail and a green broadbill. Read More
Gorilla Trekking in Bwindi Forest Park; Gorilla tracking is done in any of the four sectors of Ruhija, Buhoma, Rushaga, and Nkuringo. Families in Ruhija include; Orozogo family, Bitukura family and Kyaguliro family. In Buhoma there is Habibanja family, Rushegura family, Mubare family and Katwe family. In Rushaga there is Nshongi family, Bweza family, Kahugye family, Busigye family, Mishaya family and Bikiyingi family. Read More
Nature walks in Bwindi Forest Park; The park has developed nature trails that can be taken by tourists and each of these can enable a tourist to have a glimpse at many of the bird species, primates, beautiful butterflies and the tree species at your disposal while in the park. These nature trails enable a tourist to indulge almost all his or her sensory organs while in the park because mother nature here keeps giving you more than what you imagined. Read More
Cultural visits in Bwindi Forest Park; These visits are aimed at creating a thrilling encounter between the tourists and the local communities in order to appreciate the culture and way of life of people living on the peripherals of this park and also develop an understanding of the challenges existing between the locals and the park. Some of the cultural encounters that can be undertaken by tourists include; the Batwa cultural experience. Read More
Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda & Chimps 10 days; This Uganda Safari is the highlight of Uganda Safaris & Tours. It features Gorilla trekking, wildlife game drives, chimps trekking, boat cruises and beautiful scenery viewing….. Read More