Best time to visit Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park

When planning your safari vacation, one of the first questions you may have is what is the best time to visit Bwindi for trekking? especially if you plan to see the famed mountain gorillas of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. As the tour consultant at Kabira Gorilla Safaris, we authentically in our opinion say that you can visit Bwindi Impenetrable National Park at any time of the year.

That’s because temperatures don’t fluctuate significantly in these areas. The only other factors to consider when choosing your best time to travel to Bwindi are seasonal climatic conditions, accommodation costs, and tourist numbers in the park. However, some months of the year may be more favorable for visits compared to the others.

Why do tourists go to Bwindi National Park?

Are you wondering why you should visit Bwindi?

The National Park is the UNESCO World Heritage site. Visiting Bwindi Forest means Gorilla Trekking, but also Hiking in and through the Forest, Birding, Cultural Visits with the Batwa People, Mountain Biking, Village Visits. Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a place of Discovery in the Pearl of Africa.

What is Bwindi forest famous for?

Located in south-western Uganda, at the junction of the plain and mountain forests, Bwindi Park covers 32,000 ha and is known for its exceptional biodiversity, with more than 160 species of trees and over 100 species of ferns.

Activities to do in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park

When planning a safari to Bwindi, most people do think of the best time to visit and activities enumerated there especially gorilla trekking. Gorilla trekking is the most dominant activity in Bwindi and offers one of the fantastic wilderness experiences while on safari.

However, the dense forest of Bwindi also habituates great numbers of birdlife and other wild animals such as monkeys.

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

  • Dry Months, Best Time & Peak Season For Bwindi: June, July, and August. Note September is peak season but is also part of the wet rainy season.
  • Dry & Wet Rainy Months, Very Good Time & High Season For Bwindi: End of December, January, and early parts of February.
  • Wet Rainy Months, Good Time & Mid-Peak Season For Bwindi: March and September are both rainy periods through September is also a peak period with a high number of visitors into Bwindi. These months are also the start of the lush green season.
  • Wet Rainy Season, Least Best Time & Low Season For Bwindi: April, May, October, and November.

Hot & Cool Months: There is only 1-3 Celsius degrees variation in temperature in between months at Bwindi. January and February are the hottest months with highs of 25 C (77 F) during the day and lows of 12 C (54 F) at night while June and July are the coolest months with highs of 22 C (72 F) during the day and lows of 11 C (52 F) at night. All other months have a range from 22 C (72 F) to 24 C (75 F) during the daytime while nighttime temperatures average from 11 C (52 F) and 12 C (54 F).

Best Time For Bird watching Safaris In Bwindi:

The best time for birding safaris in Bwindi is from the end of May to September through March is a great time to visit trekking in the steep forest is always challenging in the rains. The migratory birds arrive in November and leave by April.

Is Bwindi National Park Safe?

Kabira Gorilla safaris offer Genuine gorilla safaris to Bwindi that are dependable at a relatively friendly price with high consideration of clients’ safety. On your gorilla safari to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park with Kabira Gorilla Safaris, we ensure you get the best adventure experience that is backed up by our expertise in planning travel and tours.

There is no need for you to hesitate since Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a natural Fort Knox where both Gorillas and Visitors are safe and secure. Preventive Measures are taken at every level, whether you are Birder, Hikers, or Gorilla Trekker, or Biker