Famous not only for its scenic beauty, with sloping hills, jagged mountains and vast rivers and lakes, Uganda is home to half of the world’s rare mountain gorillas. As Uganda’s most famous residents, the endangered mountain gorilla is the largest of the living primates. Living in the rainforests at heights ranging from 1,520 to 3,650 metres, the endangered gorillas are highly intelligent and surprise many with their shy and gentle nature.
Whilst trekking for Gorillas is considered a year round activity, the best conditions are usually in the dry season between June to September and between December and February. During these dry periods there is generally less rain and more sun. Similarly, other parts of these two countries are also best visited during this period.