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Best Seasons For Trekking Mountain Gorillas Of Uganda And Rwanda

Best Seasons For Trekking Mountain Gorillas Of Uganda And Rwanda

Best Seasons For Trekking Mountain Gorillas Of Uganda And Rwanda

What are the best seasons for trekking African mountain gorillas in Bwindi impenetrable national park Uganda and Volcanoes national park Rwanda? Seasons for gorilla trekking in the natural habitats of Uganda and Rwanda are unpredictable. These two tracking destinations can be visited throughout the year, their temperatures are usually changing in every season. But the fact is, a gorilla tracking tour in Uganda and Rwanda is very good during the two dry season months which are between June-August and December-February. When the circumstances are mainly good for trekking to sight the chimpanzees and gorillas.

Best Seasons For Trekking Mountain Gorillas Of Uganda And Rwanda “with definite permits for gorilla”

In Uganda mountain gorillas are found in the tropical rain forests of Mgahinga gorilla national park and Bwindi impenetrable forest national park, and these two national parks are situated in the southwestern region of the country. While in Rwanda mountain gorillas are trekked in the Volcanoes national park, which is positioned in the north-eastern of the country.

Mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda can be visited at any time of the year, but it is also very important to know the best season for tracking the endangered mountain gorillas because every season has positive and negative factors. The climate of Uganda and Rwanda is made up of two rainy seasons are a longer season which starts from mid-March-May and the short one from October and November. The rest months are dry however the current seasons are unpredictable.

High season to see mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda

The best season month to visit both Uganda and Rwanda are February, June, July, August, September, and December when there is no or little rainfall. This is one of the reasons why some tourists travel in this season when the hiking trails are not too muddy and slippery. Therefore, the gorilla trekking permits during this season are on high demand.

For those who are interested to visit Uganda or Rwanda during the dry season for trekking these primates, it is good to book their gorilla permits in advance. Dry months are good for trekking gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda, the mountain gorillas are staying in the temperate weathered areas with elevated landscapes, so the climate in these areas remains cool throughout the year which is a good season for visiting Ugandan and Rwandan gorillas.

Seeing mountain gorillas in both seasons is not expensive, but the things which make it expensive are the destination where you choose to visit them and the type of accommodation you choose. A permit for gorilla trekking in Uganda is not expensive like that one in Rwanda. This helps you to know where to trek mostly the budget travelers, also have an opportunity to do other attractions with their gorilla trek.

Low season to visit Uganda and Rwanda.

Low season is also good to visit Uganda and Rwanda most especially if you traveling to see wildlife. Mountain gorillas can be visited throughout the low season.  Whereas the price for gorilla permits remains the same in both high and low seasons but the good thing to travel in the low season is that safari lodges and hotels usually offer discounted rates which reduced the overall gorilla tour.

In Uganda and Rwanda, the low season is when these countries receive heavy rains which begin from March, April, May, and November, and this season when both destinations receive few travelers.

The safari lodge rates during the low season are not high like that one in the high season. Since there are few travelers, low prices are provided to attract tourists. Another good thing to trek mountain gorillas in this season is that tourists can trek different gorilla families and get closer and more exclusive interactions with the few remaining mountain gorillas on the earth. However the low season, rains make gorilla trekking trails slippery and muddy which resulted in an uncomfortable experience.

Visiting the mountain gorillas of Uganda in the low season gives an amazing experience because there are few travelers and makes the gorilla families less congested by few tourists. The price of acquiring a gorilla trekking permit in Uganda remains the same in both seasons and it goes at $700 per person per trek whereas a gorilla permit for Rwanda costs $1500 per person per trek. This permit in both destinations allows you to spend only one hour with mountain gorillas and is valid for 1 day.

In conclusion, trekking the mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda begins in the early morning with a short briefing which is about the dos and don’ts of trekking mountain gorillas and ends to midday (2-6 hours). Gorilla trekking is carried out each day whether in dry or rainy seasons. Therefore, since gorilla tourism opened, no single day has been cancelled because of the weather. On your vacation to Uganda or Rwanda for gorilla trekking, do not depend so much on whether but focus on your interest.

What can I consider in my packing list for gorilla trekking?

When is wet or dry season, you want to visit the mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda, there are essential items that cannot miss out on your pack list. These things include:

Long-sleeved clothes protect yourself from tropical insect bites.

Hiking boots help you to feel comfortable handling muddy and slippery slopes.

Garden gloves protect you as you hike while touching rocks.

A good camera with extra batteries to take photos with mountain gorillas as well as a binocular for a bird lover.

Other items you need to put in your bag are insect repellent, a hat, waterproof jacket, sunglasses, enough drinking water, snacks, and packed lunch, and others.

In any season you choose to see mountain gorillas of Uganda or Rwanda, you will get and enjoy an unforgettable experience. Gorilla trekking remains is number one wildlife experience that attracts many primate lovers all over the world. Get in touch with Africa Adventure Vacations now and help you to get a permit for a mountain gorilla trekking tour to Uganda or Rwanda at a low price and enjoy an unforgettable experience.

Reasons to book with Africa Adventure Vacations.

Traveling to a new place is so exciting and it is one of the greatest experiences one can ever encounter. You get a chance to encounter the food, culture, and natural resources of the area. Africa Adventure Vacations is the best tour operator that can help you experience all the amazing cultures in Africa plus the authentic wildlife. Africa Adventure Vacations can help you to save money and restless nights trying to look for where to go. We are experienced and well informed and passionate about what we do. Africa Adventure Vacations is locally raised and has got a business license. We are quick to respond to any kind of questions from our clients. We have got the best tour packages and pricing. Our company can afford the group size that you would like to come along with. Do you need any further information on the best seasons for trekking Mountain gorillas of Uganda and Rwanda, just contact us for better planning.