Why you shouldn’t miss Gorilla trekking in what is considered low /wet season with Engagi Safaris Ltd is that Uganda is a whole year round travel destination to any tourists planning to visit its attractions however Gorilla trekking has been discouraged in what is considered to be the rain season months of March to May and September to November. But during what is regarded as Uganda‘s wet seasons. Parks are lush and superabundant green and animals give birth to their young.

Here are reasons to why you shouldn’t miss Gorilla trekking in any of the mentioned months

  • There is enough food for Mountain Gorillas in the forest therefore the Gorillas don’t move far in search of food this means it takes short time walk to meet the Gorillas.
  • Gorillas are very much on the ground because there is enough food on the ground and lower slops, Gorillas don’t have to be up in trees in search of food compared to dry seasons. This gives close and better chances of viewing them and taking clear pictures.

Gorillas are very much more on the ground as seen in the image

Gorillas are very much more on the ground as seen in the image

  • More so the season is combined of both sun shine and rain it doesn’t rain every day and the rains don’t take long hours they take between 1 to 2 hours, usually the sun comes up as soon as the rains stop.
  • In what is considered low season usually there is a discount on the Gorilla permits sometimes almost half the price like the 2021 low season Gorilla trekking permit is $400 for Non Residents and $300 for Foreign Residents up to June 2021 compared to $700 and $600 respectively in other months.
  • Going gorilla trekking in the low season months also means relatively less crowds giving you chances of enjoying the jungle by yourself.

Gorillas are very much more on the ground as seen in the image

Gorillas are very much more on the ground as seen in the image

  • Between months of November and April is also a good time for birding it is the time when the migrant birds are in the country, however birding can also be carried all year round.

  • The dry season months of mid-December to early February, and June to September which are considered to be more comfortable for trekking sometimes there are can be some rains in the forest too and during the wet seasons some days can be perfectly dry and temperatures barely change throughout the seasons.

Regardless being muddy and pretty wet while tracking the mountain gorillas in the low season months, which is also a unique experience on its own, our great record of experience reveals that gorilla trekking can be enjoyed all year round and you will surely enjoy a great experience. Don’t be put off by the rain months, as you will have the forests and mountains to yourself, the guides and the gorillas.

Tourists enjoying the jungle

Tourists enjoying the jungle

Nevertheless which month you choose to visit. The rain only serves to keep tourists away. Therefore, the best time for mountain Gorilla trekking is totally up to you, the gorillas and the mist! Are present all year round and Engagi Safaris Ltd can aid you throughout the journey.

More so the Mountain Gorilla trekking months and seasons are the same for all the 3 Mountain gorilla  home countries of Uganda Rwanda and Democratic republic of Congo because the all their Mountain Gorilla National parks are in the same topography and the above mentioned reasons can be considered when planning to visit any of the 3 countries.

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