The month of march streaks the beginning of the rainy season of the year in the southern part of Uganda, while it is still dry in the northern parts of Uganda, and march is not a perfect time for visiting Uganda for gorilla tracking experience and wildlife viewing.
March is the start of the long rainy season in the entire country, however travelers should know that Uganda stays open for tourism though it’s a wet season. Although none of the national parks are operating normally and this will provide an opportunity for wildlife views and this month is not in the high season implying that prices of lodges, hotels and other services will be put on a discount since there are always fewer travelers.
Even if this month is heavily characterized by rains, certain times the rainfall is not likely to rule the all day, and skies can brighten up after it has rained, so there will be ample time to explore and chill while on your Uganda safari in march.
An added advantage of travelling in this month of March is that there is plenty of food for the mountain gorillas on the lower slopes of mountains. Therefore, though the trekking can be challenging since you will use the wet terrain underfoot, there is the likelihood of tracking mountain gorillas closer to the beginning of the trail and it will require you to cover shorter distances.
Most travelers ask if the month is perfect trekking the mountain gorillas while it’s a rainy season in Uganda, and Safari Vacations And Travel Services we think and say it is the best and exciting time as offers a double experience, from the wet routes and coming face to face with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. And yes the place is wet of muddy but with the help of the hired porter it won’t be so hectic as he will give a pull or push so you can really enjoy your gorilla trekking holiday in western Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.
Bwindi is a tropical rainforest and this reason means that it can rain at any time of any day and the rain can last for around 2-3 hours for it to completely stop, but with correct trekking wear, even if it rains, the tracking goes on so the plans of the day cannot be greatly affected by the rains. Since the food for the mountain gorillas, they do not walk for long distances in search of food and remember the gorillas don’t like the wetness so they will be around one place making your trekking easy and rewarding.
For travelers doing bird watching, Uganda the pearl of Africa is the best with Uganda birding safari in March, the most ideal due to the presence of the migratory bird species that you will witness them in Uganda as they will start departing and won’t return to November in Ugandan national parks until November. Uganda boosts over 1000 bird species including the unique and exciting shoebill, and this is a bird lover’s haven.
Get in touch with Safari Vacations and Travel Services for your Uganda safari in march and enjoy the birding encounters on discounted prices on lodges/accommodation rates. Contact us via an email or call/ Whatsapp us on +256776423286 and we shall respond to you immediately.