Bwindi – the mythical ‘impenetrable’ forest that is home to a few of the last remaining Mountain Gorilla families on earth. The treks to see gorillas can be easy or really tough – it is luck of the draw. Other primates, sensational birdlife, gaudy butterflies and many wonderful plants will also be seen whilst hiking this fantastic forest.
Uganda is a year-round destination thanks to its equatorial location and subsequent temperate climate. As Uganda is largely high lying, the climate tends to be cooler than one might expect as a result of its position on the equator. A trip to Bwindi will invariably be to trek and see the gorilla and as such the drier times are the better, as these offer the best and easiest trekking. There are 2 dry seasons in Uganda and these are typically early in the year, January – February and then mid year from June – September. This is not to say that the other times of year aren’t available for visiting, with exceptional birding and game viewing on offer most months. It is worth skipping Uganda during the heavy rains that arrive between April and May.