Climate and Weather in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi impenetrable national park is based in a tropical rainforest located in the southwest of Uganda. The park experiences tropical climate with two seasons i.e. the wet season and dry season. The wet/rainy season in the months of March to May and September -November, the dry season in the months of December- February, and June -August.

It is important to note that Bwindi impenetrable national park does not experience full dry seasons because even in the dry seasons, there are some light rain pours witnessed any day anytime. Bwindi has recorded an average annual rainfall of 2390mm with the months of November, March, April May, September and October having the highest volumes of rainfall. The thick vegetation in and around the park is greatly supported by this sufficient rainfall and sunshine received throughout the year.

Weather in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Weather in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

The park is mostly cold having temperatures that can drop from 27°C -20°C in the day to 18°C-7°C in the nights and early mornings. The months of June and July are the coldest with temperatures dropping to 7°C in the night but they can also be hot during the day. The park’s altitude lies between 1,160m – 2,607m above sea level and the temperatures vary according to altitude, which explains why the areas on higher altitudes have lower temperatures.

So when planning to visit the Bwindi impenetrable national park in whatever time of the year you may choose, you should plan to carry clothes and items that can suit the changing weather conditions in this park. Also it is important to note that Gorilla tracking and other activities can be done successfully throughout the year, although most travelers opt to visit during the dry seasons when the trails are not muddy and slippery.