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Climate of Buhoma Uganda sector: Buhoma Travel Guide

Climate of Buhoma Uganda sector: Buhoma is one of the 4 main trail-heads within Bwindi Impenetrable National Park where not only gorilla trekking starts but it is also where the park’s headquarters is found. Buhoma Uganda sector generally experiences a tropical kind of climate and it is undoubtedly one of the favorite regions when it comes to mountain gorilla trekking.

In average, Buhoma Uganda sector of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park records minimum temperature range of 7 to 20 degrees Celsius and maximum temperature range of 20 to 27 degrees Celsius. Understanding Buhoma’s weather and climatic conditions is essential if you are to have a successful Uganda safari in this region. Each year, most parts of Bwindi and Buhoma inclusive record average rainfall amount of up-to 2390mm.

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During mornings and at night, Buhoma can be cold and requires holidaymakers to have warm clothing especially while on gorilla trekking safari. Considering the fact that Buhoma Uganda sector experiences tropical kind of climate, when planning for your next Uganda safari holiday, it is essential to take look at the dry and wet season.

Buhoma region experiences the longest dry spell starting from June, July, August although it can still rain. But what is interesting, the pour down can be experienced and it can stop within a shortest time. Rains tend to increase from August but average temperature range can stand at 23 degrees Celsius in the afternoon to 11 degrees Celsius in the morning. While at higher elevations, it can really be colder.

The shortest drier spell begins from December till February but like other months, rains must be expected at any time of the day. During these months, daytime temperatures range from 24 degrees and in the morning, temperatures are recorded at 11 degrees Celsius. It is during these 2 drier seasons when gorilla trekking is enjoyable in Buhoma sector

The 2 phases of wet/rainy seasons to mark on your calendar before visiting Buhoma region begin from March to May. The peak rainy season falls in April and navigating through Buhoma while on gorilla trek can be challenging due to muddy grounds, slippery steep slopes. Daytime average temperatures range from 23 degrees Celsius and in the morning, 12 degrees Celsius.

The second phase of Buhoma’s wet/rainy season begins from September to November with much rains experienced between October and November. At times, it can rain for days and daytime average temperatures can be recorded at 23 degrees Celsius.

What to do in Buhoma Uganda sector

Buhoma Uganda sector is one of the premier regions worthy visiting on Uganda safari tour. The area is endowed with plenty of exciting safari experiences/activities and never leaves anyone on Uganda safari out of options. The top activities to include on your bucket-list experiences range from mountain gorilla trekking, bird watching, Batwa encounter/experience, nature walks to cycling/biking.

What you should carry on your Buhoma Uganda sector safari

Once you have understood the weather and climatic conditions of Buhoma sector plus what you plan to do, it is important to also ensure you have the right gear. In your packing-list for your Uganda safari in Buhoma area make sure you have rain-jacket or poncho, long-sleeved shirt/blouses, trousers, daypack-waterproof, first aid kit, hat, bottled water, insect repellent, snacks, sweater, socks, walking stick, camera but preferably with no flashlight if you plan to go for gorilla trekking safari.

Brief about Bwindi Impenetrable National Park

Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is one of the most endowed destinations in Africa when it comes to eco-systems. The 331sq.kms protected area boasts of its biodiversity, protecting estimated population of 120 mammal species which include 10 species of primates. Bwindi’s establishment in 1991 was mainly to shelter a portion of mountain gorillas which presently make up a population of about 1063, of these, 459 of them are within Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Other than the endangered mountain gorillas, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is also blessed with L’Hoest monkeys, chimpanzees, blue monkeys, baboons, red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys.

When planning your Uganda safaris to Bwindi National Park, there are also over 360 bird species, 310 butterfly species, 51 reptile species to look out for. There are also over 1000 flowering plants, 104 ferns and this makes it one of the most biodiverse destinations in East Africa.

While in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, the park is divided into 4 sectors each a bit far from each other. The 4 regions include Buhoma sector with 4 habituated gorilla families (Mubare, Habinyanja, Rushegura and Katwe), Nkuringo with 3 groups in the southern part of Bwindi, Ruhija to the east with 4 gorilla families and Rushaga region in the southern side of the park consisting of about 9 groups. Trekking gorillas in Buhoma sector is possible all year-round but most ideal during the dry season.




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