The climate in Mgahinga Gorilla Map is bland to wet and cold. The high altitude of 2,227 – 4,127 metres above sea level turns this area one of the coldest havens in the country Uganda, Mgahinga is on average 200C /680F during the day, hence becoming cold in the evening at 90C / 480F. The climate is well varied due to the National parks wide range of altitudes.
Temperatures decrease by around 6-50C for every 1,000m you climb. Let’s say 3-50F per 1,000ft and here, the lower altitude range is the area most visited by the tourists.
Mgahinga GNP mainly sees cold climatic and weather conditions while this can be based on various factors. Mgahinga GNP is located in extreme South-Western Uganda and stands between elevation 2226 and 4126 metres and this makes it one of the coldest safari stations. During the day temperatures start from 200C while at night, they drop to 90C.
The area of Mgahinga experiences no real day season so the train is usually potential, although there seems to be less rainfall in December-January June-July got the least amount of rain. There are two well known wet seasons that is from February to May and September to November, safari V&TS advises clients to park waterproof clothing and hiking shoes.
These highest altitudes are home to the enormous synopsis and geranium at the altitudes of over 3,000m there is less rainfall as the place is above regular cloud level. It is thought that the hyperplasia in plant species in this area is a result of this, allowing plants to store enough water and having more efficient temperature control.
There is no real dry season experienced in Mgahinga GNP only two wet seasons are experienced in Mgahinga a GNP, once a year starting the one of February-May-November, because of this, we advise our clients to pack fitting items depending on their travel plan and if you plan to do Gorilla tracking in Mgahinga GNP, you need to pack decent waterproof hiking shoes, waterproof rain jacket, long steered shirts among others. Occasionally, the rainy season is perfect for birding tours in Mgahinga GNP.
The dry season in Mgahinga GNP happens in the months of June, August & early September then December, January to early February. These dry months are always perfect for mountain Gorilla tracking, Golden monkey tracking and volcano hiking adventures in Mgahinga GNP. Although the dry season experiences low rainfall, habitats remain relatively dry and this favours most of the safari activities.
Mgahinga GNP is open for tourist exploration throughout the year, but depending on what your travel plans are, Mgahinga is well explored during the dry season that happens from June to early September and December to February, and during this time, most of the hiking trails and still dry, less muddy and slippery and this makes it perfect for visitors to hike straight through the immense vegetation.
Mgahinga GNP has situated in Kisoro district in South-Western Uganda roughly 510km that is around an 8-10 hours drive from Kampala capital city of Uganda. It stretches up to 33-75km, making it the smallest National Park in Uganda.
Mgahinga Gorilla National Park is home to a section of the mountain that today remain 1004 worldwide and flourish only in Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. With 1 gorilla family group, the Nyakagezi Gorilla family has been opened for visitors to trek while on a gorilla tour in Mgahinga GNP. It makes part of the large Virunga conservation area that also masks volcanoes NP in north-western Rwanda and the Virunga NP in Eastern DRC.
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