Bwindi National Park Weather
Bwindi National Park Weather : Bwindi National Park has a wet, yet mild, tropical climate. The temperature remains the same all year around due to its distance from the equator. Daytime temperatures measures 23 degrees Celsius are usual with a significant drop at night raises around 11 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile Bwindi National Park experiences up to 2390melimeter of rain each year.
Bwindi has a tropical rain forest that receives a lot of rain all year around. The months of June and July receives the less rain. From March to May and October to November can be wet season, receives heavy rainfall. Therefore, warm clothing’s are required when planning for a Gorilla trekking safari such as Waterproof clothing, warm stockings and hiking shoes are essential.
Dry seasons occurs in June to August and December to February
June, July and August but June and July are the driest months but receives little rain. By August the rains tend to increase. The average temperature ranges from 23 degrees in the afternoon and in the morning experiences 11 degree Celsius. Sometimes it gets colder at higher altitudes.
December –January and February; It is a short drier period but rainfall can fall at any time. The rains tend to decrees by December and increases in February. Daytime temperature average around 24 degrees Celsius with morning temperatures which is around 11degrees Celsius.
Wet Seasons –is divided in two short and heavy -long rains
The heavy rain occurs -March, April and May; Within this period rainfall increases and usually peaks in April. Thus putting the roads to Bwindi in difficult condition, so you need to use a 4×4 wheel vehicle. Even forest trails become muddy and slippery thus making hikes difficult. Daytime temperature average ranges around 23 degrees Celsius and in the morning temperature around 12 degrees Celsius. Best time for bird watching because food can be in abundance within the park
The short rains -September, October and November; These months are wetter but the most experiencing months with high rainfall are October and November. Sometimes when rainfalls, it can drizzle for days. Daytime temperatures with this period raises 23 degrees Celsius. Forest trail heads can become slippery after rains making hiking difficult. Within this period altitude varies from 1160meter to 2607meter above the sea level, thus resulting in variations in temperature. This is a good period of year to see migratory birds in the park, which makes it a great time for birding. You can opt to do Gorilla trekking since it is carried out throughout the year but during this month’s hiking seems to be challenging due to slippery of trails.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest is main safari destination that attracts with unique mountain gorillas or where Gorilla trekking experience takes place on Uganda safaris. Above all, the park is home to the half remaining population of endangered mountain gorillas still exists in the world with over 600 individuals of 1063, the rest number can be found in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park and Congo’s Virunga national park with the least.
Bwindi Impenetrable forest sounds as one of the richest eco systems in Africa with large diversity of species including 120 species of mammals ,11 primate species such as main Mountain Gorillas, Chimpanzees, L’Hoest, Red-tailed and blue monkeys, Black and white colobus, Baboon. The great mountain gorillas can be more enjoyed on Gorilla trekking experience mostly on a 3-day gorilla safari Uganda as try to cross check on our website for your best tour package.
This national park is not good for primate viewing but also a birding paradise for birder lovers, hosting over 350 bird species ,51 reptiles ,310 butterflies’ species, more than 1000 plant species and 104 species of fern among other species to see. Bwindi lies on an area of 332 square kilometers, containing both montane and lowland forests which can be accessible only by foot.