Although chimpanzee tracking is a year-round activity, the best time for a chimp trekking trip is during the region’s two dry seasons: January and February and June to September. There are fewer rains during the dry season, the trails are more comfortable to navigate, and you’re sure your itinerary will not be interrupted by a downpour. You should also note that during this time, everyone else will be thinking of traveling to see chimpanzees, which makes accommodation expensive, and privacy hard to secure.

The wet seasons from September to November and March to May usually pull in fewer crowds, accommodation is cheaper, and it’s easier to process both a chimp permit and gorilla trekking permit. But chimpanzee tracking during the wet season would mean you endure the unfriendly experience of torrential rains, impassable trails, and difficult photography. Some travelers choose the wet season for the experience and price tag on safaris.

Game viewing in Uganda’s savannah parks is best at the end of the dry seasons – February and March and September/early October – when wildlife is concentrated around water sources. Bird watching is fantastic all year round but is at its peak between November and April when migrant species are present. Even when considered the rainy season, April and May is a great time to visit Uganda and the Gorillas. The views are stunning, and it rains mostly in the afternoon for 1 hr and not tempering with activities.