Gorilla trekking in dry season
Many previous trekkers testify that Gorilla trekking is more amazing in dry season. In Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), the dry seasons are June, July, August, September, December, January and February. Sun period is described as the best time to trek gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park, Mgahinga National Park and Volcanoes National Park and Virunga national Park. Its because the trails are not slippery like in rainy season, less under growth and a bit clear forest as trees shade off leaves and so on.
Advantages of trekking Gorillas in dry season:
Driving to the parks in dry season is much easier in dry season compared to the nature of the roads in rainy seasons. Roads are always dry but dusty allowing easy flow of vehicles from where ever they are coming from to Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Volcanoes National Park and Virunga National park.
Gorilla trekking in dry season is not much strenuous as in rainy seasons. The ground is not slippery and as such hiking or trekking becomes a little bit easier. It should however be noted that even during dry seasons, rain is still received in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park because it is a tropical rain forest where it rains throughout the year but the amount of rainfall is minimal compared to that in rainy season.
In dry season, the forest experience less undergrowth which makes the forest clear for proper movement and clear photography. Some tree shade off leaves to make the forest clear hence proper view of a variety of wildlife.
Trekking gorillas in dry seasons has some disadvantages due to the fact that most services are very expensive. Gorilla permits in Uganda are sold at USD600.00 compared to USD450.00 in low or rainy seasons. Accommodation properties tend to be expensive their rates in the above mentioned months hence making the overall gorilla trekking in dry seasons a bit expensive.