The month of April in Uganda is largely characterized by heavy rains making it the wettest month in the year, with rains, most times come in the midmorning hours, and generally, April features beautiful green landscapes, short gorilla treks, endearing newborns.
Since this month of April is hugely characterized by heavy rains, it is kinda tricky for some safari activities to be carried out, for example, game drives, trekking, as roads and other trails are impassable. It is then a low season for tourism. Prompting hotels and lodges to put discounts on the rates and safari companies also offer services at competitive prices.
Weather in Uganda during this month has;
It is the middle of the wettest season but it’s usually the wettest season, however their positives on why one has to visit Uganda in April like;
Here in the first place, consider Bwindi Impenetrable forest as it’s the home of different wild lives like gorillas among others, we consider utilizing the mid-morning hours for trekking and later chill out at your lodge and view the nature around in the afternoon hour. Gorilla trekking is one of the top activities done this month as many travelers are seen booking for this activity. It’s done all year round as most travelers like the dry season due to okay trails in the thick forests in mountains and is easy to carry out I Bwindi and Mgahinga forests.
In this period, forests are waterlogged and gorillas are not fans of water as actually, studies indicate that it’s not common finding gorillas crossing rivers or water bodies. Meaning these gorillas will in settled in one place not moving up and down and this makes it easy to do trekking and find in a shorter time.
This is an advantage since it will not take so long trekking them, as it helps them finish early and find time to do other related activities as Nature walks, and Cultural tours not forgetting the Batwa trails.
Murchison falls national park is in the northeast has a relatively dry climate and this absolutely makes it a favorable place to visit in this wet month.
It is again a great month to visit Rwenzori Mountains which is a UNESCO site characterized by beautiful flora, waterfalls, and endangered mammals like the African forest elephant and chimpanzees.
The trails in the forests on a gorilla trekking experience in Uganda is incomparable, it’s during this period that trees and flowers are flowering so as you trek into the forest you encounter wonderful flower buds and these flowers scientifically attract birds, which again gives you a chance to look at different species of birds and sweet sounds of them as they artfully fly from one flower to another in search of flower juice. Thus enjoying the birding experience at free cost as a bird lover or bird watcher will like experience.
Since this month of April is largely full of rains and little rains, it’s a bit of advice is, one should go with jackets, raincoats, wear waterproof boots and other protective gears.
Another tip is to use 4×4 vans for safari drives but again recommendable to use superior Toyota Land cruisers 4×4 in this period as they have the energy to move in bad-conditioned roads.