Gorilla trekking in Low Season – No crowds – Gorilla permits available
Gorilla trekking in low season – this article gives tourists/travelers who intend to visit Uganda in a low season advantages of trekking the mountain gorillas in the low season months of the year and these are April, May, October, and November
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda is a home to over 550 mountain gorillas and of these, 19 habituated gorilla families are open for trekking every day all year round. Gorilla trekking might be yet one of your unfulfilled dream and in Uganda there is no better time of the year than to go gorilla trekking during the low season months. You can even choose the level of gorilla trekking difficulty and you can pick a kind of lodging you want and during this time upmarket lodges give discounts during the low season.
Gorilla tracking in low season means rainy season and often you will not have to trek that far since there is an abundance of food for the gorillas meaning that they will keep around the slopes not like in dry season where they go up the mountains to look for the food.. It also means that you will have the chance to experience gorilla trekking without crowds-your gorilla trekking group will sometimes be less than 8 people.
Another important thing to understand about Bwindi is that it is a tropical rain-forest and it can rain at any time of the day even during the dry season due to the changing weather patterns brought by global warming, however it normally it rains at night and early morning hours and the rest of the day, gorilla tracking still go on.
What to wear to keep you warm and dry during your gorilla trekking in low season even if the weather changes, carry on you a water proof hiking boots, rain jacket, jeans or water proof trousers made of nylon, long-sleeved shirts, warm socks, hat, water proof day pack, use a walking stick or porter to light your load two liters of water and packed lunch are advised as well.