Despite being a popular activity you need to target the best season/period to trek the jungle giants in Uganda. Gorilla trekking is one of the popular activity but the period of trek makes it best, everything is on point like weather, terrain and gorilla search is easy.
Trekking is basically done in two season in Uganda that is wet and dry season.
Gorilla Trekking Uganda
Trekking gorillas in Uganda have two seasons majorly the high season and the low seasons. The high seasons are also referred to peak season and basically between June to October, December up to march these are referred high because they are during dry seasons with low rainfall rates and moderate sunshine that permits hiking through the forest, good transportation from any point of destination either from Uganda or Rwanda.
The permits in peak seasons are not discounted, their prices remain constant since the demand is high compared to low seasons where permits discounted. The lodges also provide best services because of the big numbers of clients who are likely to direct others thus making it a way of marketing
However, the peak season is no specifically dry season but also some rain received during morning and evening hours.
The other season is the low season characterized by low numbers of tourists or guests, a rainy season that brings milder temperatures, the parks are even greener, wildlife often more abundant are used to a bit of rainy, more permits that are available and upmarket and luxury Lodges are discounted the dates vary lodge by lodge.
Generally, the answer to the question of when to best trek gorillas is trekking gorillas is not seasonal gorillas exist each and every day in the two popular National parks that is Bwindi and Mgahinga National parks and can be trekked either in peak season or low depending on your budget