Best Time To Visit Mgahinga (Month By Month & Seasons)

When is the best time to visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, one of the first inquiries tourists have when booking a trip to go gorilla trekking in Mgahinga Gorilla National Park? You might find it interesting to know that you can travel to these areas at any time of the year because the temperatures there don’t vary all that much.

The lowest temperatures at night may still be between 10 C (50 F) and 12 C (54 F), while the greatest daytime temperatures range from 22 C (72 F) to 24 C (75 F). Wet/dry cycle is more pertinent to your query. There are two dry seasons and two wet seasons in the reserve, same like the rest of the continent.

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Different Monthly Seasons At Mgahinga – Dry, Hot, Wet Rainy & Cool

  • June, July, and August are the dry months, the best time, and the peak season for Mgahinga. Note Although it is part of the wet, rainy season, September is the busiest month.
  • Dry and Rainy Months, High Season For Mgahinga: December’s end, January, and the beginning of February.
  • Good Times & Mid-Peak Season For Mgahinga During Wet Rainy Months: Both March and September are rainy months, but September is also a busy time for tourists in Mgahinga. The season of luxuriant greenery begins throughout these months.
  • April, May, October, and November are the Wet Rainy Season, Least Favorable Time, and Low Season for Mgahinga.
  • Hot & Cool Months: The difference in temperature at Mgahinga between months is only 1-2 Celsius. The hottest months are January, February, and September, with daytime highs of 24 C (75 F) and nighttime lows of 11 C (52 F), while June and July are the coolest, with daytime highs of 22 C (72 F) and nighttime lows of 10 C (50 F). The average daytime temperature in all other months is between 22 and 24 C (72 and 75 F), while the average overnight temperature is between 10 and 12 C (50 and 54 F).
  • Best Period For Birdwatching Safaris In Mgahinga: From the end of May to September is the ideal period for birdwatching safaris in Mgahinga. In November, migrating birds arrive, and they go by April.

Key Takeaways
The long dry season, which starts in June and lasts through July and August, is the ideal time to visit Mgahinga.
The wet seasons provide minimal tourist traffic, lush vegetation, excellent birdwatching, and reduced lodging rates.
Mountain gorillas can be seen year-round, though they usually stay on the lower slopes during the wet seasons.
Since the dry season coincides with the northern hemisphere’s summer months, when schools are out, there are more visitors during these months.
The highest daytime temperatures are between 22 and 24 C (72 and 75 F), and the lowest nighttime temperatures are between 10 and 12 C (50 and 54 F).

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