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Submitted on Apr 07, 2019 Useful Info

Best time to go gorilla tracking in Uganda

  • Basically, you can visit at any time for gorilla tracking, though some months are more favorable than others based on what you want to do.

December and January

  • Probably the warmest months here, the weather is ideal for game drives and photography.

February

  • Not as warm as January but still warm, it's ideal for game drives. Moreover, if you visit during this month you can attend the Pearl of Africa tourism expo, a 3-day expo organized by Uganda tourism board to showcase the country's tourism sector.

March

  • The rainy season as well as tourism low season begins.
  • Hotels are very cheap during this time compared to January and February.

April

  • It's almost impossible to go on a game drive since roads are muddy, however, there's usually a 25% discount on all gorilla tracking tickets, making it the best time for budget travelers to visit.

May

  • Conditions during this month are like those of April.

June, July, and August

  • These are one of the best months to visit, it's green and the primates come out to feed, moreover it's not rainy, neither is it too hot.
  • However, rates are highest during this time and tickets get sold out at a very fast rate.

September, October, and November.

  • This is a period of short rains, not very ideal for gorilla tracking but it's the best time to visit Kampala ( city's largest festivals take place during these months)