Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Weather; Bwindi National Park is a home to half remaining endangered mountain gorillas in the wild, located in the southwestern region of Uganda and approximately 8 to 9hours drive. Alternatively, Bwindi can be accessed by use of a domestic flight ‘’Aero link’’ from Entebbe International Airport to fly you to Kisoro or Kihihi Airstrip.
Note; Bwindi is comprised of 23 habituated gorilla families and they are divided in four gorilla sectors that is; Buhoma, Rushaga, Ruhija and Nkuringo among others. Only eight people are allowed to participate in gorilla family on that particular day. Gorilla trekking starts in the morning with a short briefing about the gorilla trekking rules. Then after, your tour guide will allocate you to assigned gorilla family and the trekking experience can take about 30 to 7 hours depending on their movements. Once they are found, one hour will be given to you and spend time with them, get to learn how they behave, feed, play, groom and how they survive in the forest as well as enjoying photography. Therefore, we recommend you to always plan your visit to mountain gorilla’s safari in advance, regarding to the gorilla trekking permits -must be booked in advance before you visiting time.
Uganda gorilla trekking permits can be bought directly to ‘’UWA’’ Uganda Wildlife Authority or book with a reliable tour operator. If you don’t mind can contact us Achieve Global Safaris for more details. Gorilla trekking permits Uganda costs USD700 per person, Rwanda Gorilla permits costs USD1,500 per person per day.
Climate of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is known as a tropical climate that makes it difficult to predict regular weather patterns.
The park’s proximity to the equator means that temperatures are very consistent all around the year, hang around 23 degrees Celsius in the day and dropping to roughly 11 degrees Celsius at night. Temperatures tend to be lower at higher altitudes in the park.
Rain falls throughout the year at Bwindi National Park, and short downpours are possible even in the dry season.
The park’s annual rainfall ranges from 1,400 to 1,900mm, but, generally lower during the dry seasons of June to August and December to February.
When to visit Bwindi for Gorilla Trekking?
Gorilla trekking conditions are more difficult during the rainy seasons which tend to happen from March to May and October to November.
The forest trails can be slippery during wet season and mosquitoes can distract you from the trek. The cloudy weather conditions can contain some of the views.
Visiting during the dry seasons of June to August and December to February – this maximizes your chances of enjoying the best conditions for wildlife viewing. Although, clear skies are not guaranteed at any time of year and showers are always possible.
June, July & August; These are the driest months but it can still rain. By August the rains starts to increase. During this period of the year, the average temperature ranges from 23 degrees Celsius in the afternoon to 11 degrees Celsius in the morning. It gets even colder at higher altitudes.
December, January & February; It can be a short drier month, though rainfall can fall at any time. The rains slow by December and increases in February.
Daytime average temperature ranges around 24 degrees Celsius / 75F, with morning temperatures around 11 Degrees Celsius.
March, April & May; Rainfall can be heavy and usually peaks in April and navigating the road to Bwindi National Park becomes difficult – so a 4×4 wheel driver vehicle is essential. During this period, forest trails become slippery and muddy thus making it more difficult to hike.
Weather in this month period; Daytime temperature average around 23 degrees Celsius, with morning temperature around 12 degrees Celsius/54F.
September, October & November; During, these periods of the year can be wetter – with October and November experiencing high rainfall. Sometimes it drizzles continuously for days.
Daytime temperature is around 23 degrees Celsius /73F. The forest trails can be difficult to navigate after rain due to slippery of the forest. Go enjoy a 3 Days Bwindi Gorilla Safaris and get to experience the amazing life style of our closest cousin the mountain gorillas who share 98% DNA. You can be helped by a tour operator and if you don’t hesitate you can contact us Achieve Global Safaris for more details about Gorilla Trekking Safaris.
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