Best Time To Visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Best time to visit Mgahinga National Park is June-September &  December-February, which are dry months(or dry season). Mgahinga is visited anytime during the year, due to availability of gorilla permits, because Mountain Gorilla trekking is done all year round. However Mgahinga can also visited during Low season, because of discounted Lodge rates.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park  is open for visitors all year round, and each season has its unique attraction. But When is the best time of the year to Visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for Gorilla trekking or Volcano hiking?

The dry months of June, July, August September, December, January and February which is the dry season, are the best  time/months of  the year to visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

When to Visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park has 2  distinct seasons. You wont be disappointed when you go gorilla trekking or for a golden monkey tracking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, no matter when you choose to Visit. When to visit Mgahinga depends on what you want to see or do. The dry season  Window runs from  June to September, & December to February, Whereas the  Wet Season window runs from March to May  & October to November. Every day in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park  guarantees lifetime safari experience.

Dry Season “The Best Time To Visit Maghinga”

The dry months of June, July, August September, December, January and February are the best  time to visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. They provide the best opportunities Gorilla trekking & golden Monkey tracking experience, and Nature walking or Volcano hiking adventure, due to the dry/less slippery nature of the trails, clear blue skies with no/little rainfalls.

The dry months also coincide with the best game viewing months, which makes its easier to incorporate Gorilla trekking, Golden monkey tracking,  Chimpanzee trekking, and volcano hikes for a memorable safari experience.

But the rainy season brings dense vegetation cover, slippery & muddy trails, as well as mists and hailstorms which makes it quite difficult to spot/view wildlife & birds. Visitors also tent to dodge this season, because it is challenging to trek through slippery trails, yet it is the time when gorillas, or golden monkey move around looking for food, and are free from the scorching sun.

Visiting Mgahinga Gorilla National Park During Dry Season: December to February & June to September.

 The dery season experiences dry weatehre and the climate remains cool , making it ideal for lengthy treks.

Mgahinga Gorilla National Park’s dry season peaks in June, July, August September December and February, which experiences no/less rainfalls and the Mountain gorillas are found in the temperate weathered regions  with raised landscapes

This is the ideal time to Visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park for gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, when Gorilla permits, and lodging facilities  are very high, hence requires an early booking of Gorilla trekking permits, at least 6 months  prior to the trekking date.

Best Time To Visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park: March to May, and October to November.

Mgahinga National Park Rainy Season  peaks in March, April, May, October and November. The days are associated with  frequent mists, trails tend to be slippery, muddy  hence hindering  the  trekking or hiking condition  because it becomes difficult to navigate through, though the scenery is breathtaking, with greener vegetation which is an ideal season for spotting birds.

Despite the  challenging trekking conditions in the park, during the wet season,  the increase in vegetation cover makes more food for the gorillas, which keeps them within close range, so that they wont go far, but make it easy for trekkers to find them easily. Mountain Gorillas, also tend to move to the lower elevations, to keep away from very cold temperatures.

It is also good to know, that rain doesn’t fall all time- 24/7, but park activities including mountain Gorilla trekking, and Golden Monkey trekking are done everyday, despite the weather condition, because permits are available .

Other benefits in this low/wet season, are that, lodges tend to lower their rates, which gives opportunities for budget travelers. Bird lovers also enjoy the season because it is when various birds flock into the Park.