Best Time to See Mountain Gorillas in Africa
Best Time to See Mountain Gorillas in Africa : Many board members have come out to discuss on what time of the year is best to see the mountain gorillas in Africa which can be encountered in three countries that is Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. In such an arguments and opinions, the outcomes have been voiced through online forums of trip advisor, Lonely planet many others. The truth is that gorillas in Africa can be trekked throughout the year and visitors almost get the same satisfaction.
This is because visitors tend to avoid rainy season forgetting that the nature inhabits of these apes like Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable forest national park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park are located in an Equatorial forest where rain happens to fall on daily basis.
The best time to see Mountain gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda is in drier seasons of June, July, August and Mid-September these months receive less rainfall compared to the months of April, May and November. During dry seasons it’s when people prefer most to book their gorilla treks thus making it competitive. And it’s the same season gorilla trekking permits are on high sell and all those interested in trekking gorillas during peak season should book their gorilla permits in advance.
Mountain gorillas are the most endangered species on continent located in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and the Virunga ranges which are shared amongst three countries of Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla national park, Democratic Republic of Congo in Virunga national park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park. And because mountain gorillas are the highly endangered species a number of visits come to visit them with no worry of high cost of a gorilla trekking permit which are at USD1500 in Rwanda and USD 700 for foreigner nonresident and USD600 foreign residents in Uganda visitors would love to maximize their experience when it comes to engage in Mountain gorilla trekking and the best time to visit them is in dry seasons which starts in June to September and December to February.
These are the right months to visit the park because trekking trails can be slippery and muddy and roads can be in good condition thus making it quite rewardable encounter. We advise our clients to always book their gorilla trekking permits in advance while traveling in peak seasons to avoid disappointments.
Guideline About Africa’s Tourism Seasons
Peak season months happens; June to September and December to February.
Low season months happens; March to May and October to November
What is the best suitable time for travelers visiting Africa for Gorilla Tracking?
The best suitable time of seeing Mountain gorillas with no interruption of rainfalls starts from; June to September and December to February.
Rain seasons; In Africa the weather usually affects people’s travels but that doesn’t mean that you don’t go out for an activity or work. For this case it may rain in the morning and in the afternoon the sun raises out and life goes on. The same also goes to safari activities which can be done without any inconvenience of rainfall. Gorilla trekking and Chimpanzee tracking can also be experienced during wet season.
More so, travelers can visit the park in the month of March to May though it receives a lot of rainfall but accommodation rates lower and the park can be out of crowds of people. Tourists who choose to do gorilla trekking in this period of year they don’t hike for long distance since lots of food can be found in the park and temperature features lowers on the lower slopes thus making this apes not to move long distance in search for food.
Mountain gorillas are all year visited and its worth to participate in this incredible gorilla trekking experience once in life time. Visit Now!