Various suggestions have been given concerning the perfect time for Gorilla trekking in Uganda and Rwanda; however much gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda can be trekked all year round, visitors ought to understand climatic variations within a given period of time
When selecting where to go for Uganda gorilla trekking safari, the choice lies between Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park while for Rwanda, its Volcanoes National Park. Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in a tropical Forest and chances of rain are very high day by day, including what is seemingly known as dry seasons. There can be occasional evening or morning rains, so rain jackets and water resistant boots are highly recommended.
During extreme rainy conditions, gorilla trekking tours in Uganda and Rwanda can be greatly affected; however a day can never be lost to rain. Most days experience rain and sunshine, regardless of the season, but it is not so long before visitors can continue with the trek as arranged. Whether there is rain or not, gorilla tracking has to carry on each day and cannot be canceled because of bad weather.
However, the recommended months for Gorilla tracking safari in Uganda remain June through to September and December through February because of the little rain making the trek through the rugged terrain less challenging. In these months, the travel flow is always high and it is advisable to book gorilla permits in advance to avoid disappointments.
The destination Uganda has been offering promotional permits in the months of April, May and November enabling low cost world travelers planning a gorilla safari to Uganda to purchase a gorilla permit at only $450. This has been a motivation for travel in this period but this discounted offer is ending in 2017 and thus, world travelers are left with this November to take advantage of it.