Best Time to Visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Best time to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park for Gorilla trekking is the dry season from June to August, and December to February, which in Uganda is the dry season. Yet the best time to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park For Bird-Watching(birding) runs from March – September & November  – April

When is the Best Time of the year to Visit Bwindi impenetrable National Park?

When is the best time to visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

While the dry months of June, July August & September, are the best months for visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, with clearly blue skies, less slippery trails,  less/no rainfall which favors Gorilla trekking. The best time(Months) of the year to go birding in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest runs from March to September, and again November to April is the best time to catch sight of Migratory bird.

Visiting Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in The High/Dry Season

uring the peak season, the best time (months)  of June, July, August, December, January & February requires prior bookings & payments of gorilla permits and accommodations, at least 6 months before the actual date so that you don’t miss out.

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park experiences tropical climate  which makes it hard predict the actual weather schedules, which means mist and some short rains can be experienced during the dry months.

Uganda being close to the equator, usually experiences mild and constant temperature between the range of 130C during the day, to approximately 110C during the Night all year round. Temperatures drop at higher altitudes, consistent  rainfall, yet June, July, August, December, January & February, receive less/little rains

Visiting in the Low/ Rainy Season (March – May & October – November)

During the low season comprising of rainy months: March, April, May, October, & November, the forest trails are slippery and difficult to navigate, the mosquito rate is high, mist & wet conditions may cover beautiful views, which together don’t favor gorilla trekking, despite being the best time for bird watching when migratory birds visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The rainy months are usually quiet months, which attracts fewer travelers in the country, causing some lodges to either close, or remain Open and offer off season discounts.

However,  the cost of Gorilla trekking permits and Gorilla habituation permits remain constant all year round, and they must be booked & purchased in advance.