What Safari Activities Are Popular During the Rainy Season?

What Activities Are Popular During the Rainy Season? Many visitors choose to visit Uganda when on safari since it offers so many tourist sites that tourists may view, thereby rewarding them with a pleasant safari experience while creating unforgettable memories. Tourists are welcome to visit this nation at any time of year; however, the dry season is preferred because it is when there is less rainfall, allowing individuals to continue with their daily activities without interruption.

Furthermore, people may still visit during the rainy season, which runs from March to May and September to December, because there are various activities that are best done at this time, some of which are listed below.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking 

Gorilla trekking is regarded as one of the best top activities to partake in while on an adventurous safari in the country, and it is best done from places such as Bwindi impenetrable national park, which is known to be home to over 800 endangered mountain gorilla species and can be trekked within four sectors such as Nkuringo sector, Buhoma sector, Ruhija sector, Rushaga sector, and Mgahinga Gorilla national park. Furthermore, gorilla trekking is simpler to undertake during the rainy season than during the dry season since the mountain gorillas minimize their movements within the park during this season and always cluster in particular regions that they regard to be their greatest hiding places.

In addition, visitors going on trekking are usually divided into groups of no more than eight people, depending on which gorilla troop they are trekking with, and each group is assigned a park guide who will lead them through various paths. Those who want to journey from Mugahinga National Park are usually required to travel via Virunga mountains such as Mount Muhabura, Mount Sabingyo, and Mount Gahinga, among others.

Gorilla trekking takes about 2 to 3 hours depending on where the species is located, and after finding them, individuals are always given about one hour to spend around the species, and only tourists over the age of 15 are allowed to participate in the trekking because children’s behavior is always unpredictable.

Chimpanzee trekking.

Chimpanzee trekking is also one of the finest things to do during the rainy season since chimps always restrict their mobility within the park. This activity is best done in places like Kibale National Park, Queen Elizabeth National Park, and Budongo Forest, which provide suitable natural homes for huge populations of chimps. Tourists can combine this activity with chimpanzee Habituation, which allows them to spend more time around the chimps, which helps the chimps get used to the presence of humans and also allows individuals to learn more about the chimps’ behaviors and personalities, such as watching how they eat and feed their young ones, play, and sleep, among other things.

Game drive

During the rainy season, travelers may enjoy typical views of the savannah plains and green lush flora on game drives, which are best done from sites like Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo National Park, and many more. Furthermore, while on these drives, guests have the opportunity to witness herbivorous creatures such as impalas, gazelles, Uganda kob, and elands, among others, who are early risers and may be seen wandering throughout the park looking for food. Furthermore, people who want to go on nighttime game drives may view carnivorous creatures as they try to grab their meal in the wild.

Birdwatching

Bird watching is one of the finest activities to do during the rainy season since it is the ideal period for bird nesting and the best season to see migrating birds in big numbers, which always travel from Europe. Blue checked bee-eater, African Darter, Great Egret, chapins flycatcher, crowned lapwing, red-throated alethe, Rockefellers sunbird, Rwenzori batis, African wattled lapwing, common squacco heron, Eastern grey plantain eater, chapins flycatcher, and many others are examples of these birds.

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