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Are you interested in visiting the gorillas in Africa and you want to know what is the best season to come see the Gorillas in Africa? The best time to see gorillas in Africa depends on the specific location where you plan to visit them. The two main countries for gorilla trekking are Rwanda and Uganda. Each of these countries has slightly different seasons and weather patterns, so it’s essential to consider the region you want to explore.
Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park):
The best time to visit the gorillas in Rwanda is during the dry seasons, which are from June to September and from December to February. These months offer more comfortable trekking conditions with less rain and mud. The vegetation is also thinner during this time, making it easier to spot the gorillas.
Uganda (Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park):
Uganda’s gorilla trekking destinations can be visited year-round, but the dry seasons, which are similar to Rwanda’s, are generally recommended for better trekking conditions. June to September and December to February are the ideal months. However, Uganda experiences some rain throughout the year, so come prepared for possible showers even during the dry seasons.
It’s important to note that gorilla permits in both countries can be limited and in high demand, so it’s advisable to book your permits well in advance, especially if you plan to visit during the peak tourist seasons. Additionally, gorilla trekking can be physically demanding, so it’s essential to be in good health and prepared for a challenging hike in the mountainous terrain.
The primary destinations for gorilla trekking are in East and Central Africa, primarily in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Here are some options for Available Gorilla Trekking Discounts:
Available Gorilla Trekking Discounts in Africa
You need a minimum of 2 days and a maximum of 3 Days to trek and see Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda starting and ending your trip in Kigali
Other Discounted Gorilla Permits in Rwanda during Low Season months from 1st November to 31st May every year
For those planning to visit Rwanda and trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park between the months of November to May you pay $1050 per permit which is a 30% discount on the normal gorilla permit. For one to benefit from the discounted gorilla trekking permits for Rwanda and pay $1050 instead of $1500 per person per trek in Volcanoes National Park, one must book extra or other days in one of the Rwanda national parks and thus the minimum days for you to befit from this offer is 3 and other more days that you spend on the Rwandan soil the better for you to enjoy this wonderful offer. There are other national parks in Rwanda where one can spend other days and these include the Akagera national park that offers the big 5 animal game viewing, Nyungwe Forest National Park where visitors can go for chimpanzee tracking as well as canopy walks. Nyungwe National Park is also a destination for wonderful bird species and therefore you can go and enjoy the bird-watching activities. This means that visitors spending the day at Akagera National Park or Nyungwe Forest National Park, will get a chance of paying USD1050 for the gorilla trekking permit to Volcanoes National Park to trek the endangered Mountain gorillas during the low season.
When are Rwanda low season gorilla permits available/ issued/provides/offered?
Rwanda discounted gorilla trekking permits are offered or provided during the low season which comes in Mya and the Month of November. Thus visitors’ interest in enjoying the Rwanda discounted gorilla permits must make sure that they book a gorilla safari to Rwanda just during the low season in the stipulated months provided above. The low season is convenient because very many tourists visit the park and the low season gorilla discounted permits are designed to attract more tourists to visit Rwanda during the low season. Usually, the low season in Rwanda is characterized by rains that are usually received during this season and the working schedule of Europe and the United States of America Continent.
Available Gorilla Trekking Discounts In DR Congo
Gorilla permits in Congo costs $400 per person per trek for the high season months of Mid-December to mid-march then June to October and then $200 for the low season months of mid-march to mid-May and then mid-October to mid-December every year. A gorilla permit in Kahuzi Beiga National Park costs $400 for foreign nonresidents, $200 for East African and SADC Residents and $20 national resident. Lowland Gorilla trekking permit price in Congo Kahuzi Biega National Park costs USD400 for Non Residents, East African Residents-USD200 and National Citizens of Congo-USD20.
Available Gorilla Trekking Discounts In Uganda
The Gorilla permit in Uganda Costs $700 Per person per trek for the Foreign nonresidents, $600 Per person for residents and $70 (Ugx 250,000) for East African Citizens (Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and South Sudan), this gives you an opportunity to spend one-hour encounter with the mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park.
The Gorilla permit in Rwanda Costs $1500 Per person per trek for the Foreign nonresidents, $500 Per person for foreign residents and $200 for East African Citizens (Uganda, Rwanda, Tanzania, Kenya, Burundi and South Sudan), this gives you an opportunity to spend one hour encounter with the mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
Why book with Eco Adventure Safaris to do gorilla trekking in Africa?
Eco Adventure Safaris is a Local tour operator based in Uganda with its head offices in Entebbe. Eco Adventure Safaris is run and owned by Ugandans. We specialize in life-changing experiences and sustainable tours and holidays to all East African countries. We are members of AUTO (Association of Uganda Tour Operators) and are registered by UTB (Uganda Tourism Board). We have a good and long working relationship with UWA (Uganda Wildlife Authority) making it easy to book your gorilla permits and gorilla trekking safari. Eco Adventure Safaris is highly reviewed on Trip Advisor as well as Trust Pilot. Please contact us here about what is the best season to come see the Gorillas in Africa.