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Gorilla tracking in Uganda

Gorillas and people walk the same paths in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda. It is a bucket list experience you will never forget. The impenetrable Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the most diverse rainforests in Africa. The park covers 331 square kilometers. About 320 mountain gorillas live in this vast area of ​​Uganda. That is just over half of all gorillas in the world.
Besides the gorillas, the Bwindi Park itself is extremely beautiful. The rain forest varies in height from 1,160 meters to 2,607 meters and is full of exotic trees and flowers. Bird lovers are also at the right address at Bwindi National Park with around 350 bird species. 

Best time to visit

The best travel time for Uganda (Uganda) are the months of June to September and December to February. These are the main dry periods. However even in the dry season there can always be a short but heavy tropical rain shower.  From March to May is the first rainy season of the year. These months are not suitable for gorilla trekking. The rain causes lush plant growth, making it more difficult to spot wildlife. Many roads and paths are also difficult to access. The short rainy season is in Uganda from October to November. During these months the flowers and trees are in bloom and these months are very suitable for bird watching. The December to February travel period is very suitable for spotting animals in the game parks. Click here for more average weather details in the Bwindi Impenetrable National Park.

Where to stay
We recommend staying at the Gorrila Safari Lodge. This lodge is located within walking distance of the Bwindi Impenetrable forest and given the difficulty of the road to get there it is very important not to have to drive to the place where you start the Gorilla Treks. The food is excellent, the entire staff is awesome. They do everything imaginable to make you feel welcome and relaxed. On booking.com they get an average rating of 8.2 and you can book it here.

This article was last updated on October 16, 2019.