What Is The Best Time To Visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park?

The best time to tour Mgahinga is during dry season though the park can be visited all the year round

What Is The Best Time To Visit Mgahinga Gorilla National Park?

If you are among the people who always wonder about the best time to visit Mgahinga gorilla National Park, we have your worries answered here. Mgahinga is visited throughout the year and the climate is pleasant thus all adventure activities are possible throughout the year.

Mgahinga gorilla National Park is full of amazing tourism activities which available to travelers throughout the year. Gorilla trekking is among the many activities that can be enjoyed while you have visited Mgahinga at you convenient time of the year. However, all said, Mgahinga can best be explored during the months of dry season and they include June to September and December to February. The reason is that during this time, the roads are not muddy and slippery.

Dry Season                                                                                                                                         

Dry Season is the season where you get to know gorilla trekking is exciting by seeing the high demand of gorilla permits and lodging facilities. You are advised to book in a 5 month advance for the adventure so as to avoid disappointment. Mgahinga can best be explored during the months of dry season and they include June to September and December to February. The reason is that during this time, the roads are not muddy and slippery.

However gorilla trekking during dry season has got its own flaws because the views during this season are not clear due to the hazier air related to dry season.

Wet Season                    

Wet Season happens from April-May and October- November. This season is not best recommended since the trails are muddy and slippery and the tracking conditions are not favorable. Wet season is disturbed by hailstorms and mist thus making it difficult to view wildlife from a distant position. During the rainy season, it rains and clouds disappear after raining plus mist uplifting which is not the sake with the hazy air of dry season. The scenery is breathing taking because the vegetation is greener during the rainy season.

The other advantage that comes with rainy season is the discount of gorilla permits. The permits will be discounted from foreign residents pay $500 instead of the $600, foreign non-residents being charged $600 instead of the $700 and East African Citizens pay 150,000 UGX per person instead of the 250,000 UGX . The best time for bird watching is wet season and in this season migratory bird species are seen in the air and you will watch bird species like Brown chested Lapwings.

Therefore travelers to Mgahinga should know that the weather prediction of the park are not 100% perfect due to the high rate of global warming. This is so, because even though it is dry season, you might see it rain hence tourists might be disrupted in their daily activities since they were not prepared for it. It is thus recommended that you carry rainproof backpack, long trousers, rainproof hiking boots, rain jacket, and long sleeved shirts. This is good for you to be prepared for the unexpected.

Finally, even though Mgahinga can be visited throughout the year, you can best experience the parks adventures during the dry season that is June to September and December to February because wet season conditions are not favorable (May, April and November).

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