Gorilla trekking in rainy season! Uganda is one of the best places to see mountain gorillas. About half of the overall population of mountain gorillas are found in Uganda and in two national parks of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park, the country also stands out as the only country where one can take part in the gorilla habituation experience. Different seasons of the year that are experienced in the country have been great determinants to gorilla trekking activity which involve the wet and dry months. Gorilla trekking in rainy season still share the same experiences all year round.
Gorilla trekking experience in the wilderness.
This enthusiastic experience begins with briefing at the park headquarters about the do’s and don’ts while you are on the trail and the moment you meet the primates, its indeed a life time experience passing through thick vegetation’s in the forest until you get up close with the gorillas. You are told to keep your voices low, no littering in the forest and maintaining a distance of close to 7 meters when you encounter the giant Apes. Once you meet the gorilla family you’re trekking you are allowed to spend one hour with them taking pictures however the camera should not be in flashlights, ask plenty of questions to the guide for answers, meeting these gentle animals eye to eye is one of the interesting part since you both wonder what your thing about each other in a free and non-violent encounter before you come back to the headquarters to be awarded certificates for taking part in the exploration and complete you’re exploration.
Advantages of trekking in rainy season.
Every traveler in Africa, would love to get the best experience from his/her gorilla trekking in east Africa. Gorilla trekking in wet season has got its specific advantages whereby travelers who prefer short hiking are leveraged since gorillas tend to move down slopes making it easy to be trekked.
Furthermore there is great availability for gorilla permits on gorilla trekking in rainy season, this is because the area is less visited thus chances of trekking a gorilla family of your choice is high than in high season even at a short notice while booking for the experience.
There is as well high chances of interaction between the visitor and the ranger guide during gorilla trekking in rainy season since chances of trekking gorillas in few numbers which is less than the recommend number of eight per gorilla family per trek.
Rainy seasons in Uganda.
April to May and October to November is a rainy season though regarded as the best time for photography since the sky is clear.
Accommodation services during rainy season.
Since there are few visitors expected during this season, accommodation areas are easier to be accessed with plenty of availability and less congested in all trekking sectors which are within the tracking location.
In Uganda the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) issues out a limited number of gorilla permits totaling to 160 permits per day. Gorilla trekking in Uganda is done either in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park or Mgahinga Gorilla National Park but due to the unreliability of the Mgahinga mountain gorillas most of the gorilla tour and Uganda wildlife safaris packages and gorilla permits booked are for Bwindi Forest.
Instantly reserve your gorilla permits for as low as $1500 per person in Rwanda and $700 per person in Uganda. If you trek gorillas in Uganda instead of Rwanda you will be saving $800 on each permit.
Just be prepared for rain with necessary gear and something to protect your camera if you chose to track during this season, book a safari with us at Safari Vacations & Travel Services for the best offers in either dry/wet season as long as you have the right gear for your intended time frame for your safari.