Trekking gorillas has long been the top of many a bucket list and it is always an incredible experience to see the mountain gorilla at close quarters in its natural habitat. One of the key decisions to make is where to track them – Rwanda and Uganda both have their advantages and disadvantages – here we give you the rundown so that you can choose which destination will suit you best.
Having being named as Lonely Planet’s top country for 2015, Uganda has firmly overcome the legacy of Idi Amin’s regime and is much more closely resembling Winston Churchill’s description of it as ‘the pearl of Africa’. Here we give a rundown of our top picks for Uganda to really make the most of your time here…
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When to go to Uganda
Uganda can be visited at any time of year. Most of Uganda enjoys the perfect tropical climate. Temperatures average about 26°C during the day and 16°C at night. The hottest months are from December to February. It is generally rainy (particularly during the months of March to May, September to November), while the remaining months (December to February, June to August) comprise Uganda's two dry seasons.
The Dry Seasons - December to February and June to August
The weather is generally good, with temperatures going up to 29 degrees Celsius during the day.
This is also the best time for gorilla tours since there is a minimal chance of rain during the trek.
We still suggest your waterproof clothing even during these drier months, as this Equatorial climate is very unpredictable.
The Wet Seasons - March to May and September to November
In Uganda, there are two rainy seasons, the first from March to May and the second from September to November. In between the two rainy seasons is a short dry season characterised mostly by sunshine and some light clouds.
The rainy season is characterised by frequent showers, but this is the best time to go for chimpanzee trekking in Kibale Forest, as food is easy to find and chimps are easy to locate.