You asked: Is January a good time to visit Uganda?

The best time to visit Uganda is during its two dry seasons: between December and February, and between June and August, when conditions are particularly good for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game spotting in national parks is also good at this time, as well as between February and March.

What is the best time to see gorillas in Uganda?

Although it’s regarded as a year-round activity, the best time to visit Uganda for gorilla trekking is during the country’s two dry seasons: January and February and from June to September.

When can you see mountain gorillas?

Although tracking mountain gorillas can be conducted all year round in these two countries due to the somewhat damp seasons experienced by the national parks in which these gorillas stay, the majority of tourists prefer visiting from June to September as well as from December up to February.

What is the weather like in Uganda in February?

Daily high temperatures are around 82°F, rarely falling below 76°F or exceeding 88°F. The highest daily average high temperature is 82°F on February 19. Daily low temperatures are around 65°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 68°F.

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How much does it cost to go gorilla trekking in Uganda?

In Uganda, gorilla permits cost $600 per person-for foreign non-residents, $500 for foreign residents and UGX 250000 for East African residents. You can secure one through a trustworthy, reliable ground tour operator in Uganda or through reservation office at the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA).

What is the best time of year to visit Uganda?

The best time to visit Uganda is during its two dry seasons: between December and February, and between June and August, when conditions are particularly good for trekking to see mountain gorillas and chimpanzees. Game spotting in national parks is also good at this time, as well as between February and March.

Is gorilla trekking hard in Uganda?

Gorilla trekking involves hiking through difficult terrain, thick vegetation, water bodies, hills and valleys. The activity can be very challenging and strenuous leaving one exhausted and with sore knee especially if they are not used to walking for long hours.

Is Uganda or Rwanda better for gorilla trekking?

Baas acknowledged that both Uganda and Rwanda offer great opportunities for gorilla trekking. However, she said that she personally favors Rwanda, as most of the terrain during the gorilla trekking is a little bit more open and therefore it is easier to get a good view.

Does Uganda have a rainy season?

The rainy season is from March till May and October till November. Light rain season falls in November and December. Dry seasons are from December to February and June to August.

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