Gorilla tracking safari in May a month considered a low season; in this article, we give you all you need to know if you intend to visit Uganda and advantages of trekking Mountain Gorillas in the month of May.
Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park in Uganda is a home to over half of the remaining Mountain Gorillas and with 18 habituated Gorilla families open for trekking every day all year out. Gorilla tracking may 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 month of May.
You can even choose the level of your Gorilla tracking difficulty and you can pick a kind of lodging as up to upmarket lodges give discounts during this month.
Gorilla trekking in May 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 when 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 tracking family will sometimes be less than 8 people.
Another important thing to understand about Bwindi forest is that it is a rainforest 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 rains at night and early morning hours and the rest of the day, Gorilla trekking go still go on.
What to wear to keep you warm and dry during your Gorilla trekking in May 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.
Kindly contact Great Adventure Safaris for your May Gorilla permit and we will check availability on your preferred dates then pre purchase them for you before we can arrange your Gorilla tracking safari in May that will suit your budget, interest and time. All we require from you is the exact date, year you intend to do your Gorilla trek in May. We always check availability with the Uganda Wildlife Authority which is the body responsible for selling and issue out the Gorilla permits in Uganda.
Once we find availability of Gorilla permits, you will need to send us your names as they appear on the passport and nationality as we shall need to forward them to Uganda Wildlife Authority to issue out your Gorilla permits. We send you an invoice of full payment of the Gorilla permits and one of our team members will go and pay for your May Gorilla permits.
Once one of our team members pays for your Gorilla permit at Uganda Wildlife Authority, they issue a receipt that has the dates and the Gorilla trekking sector/region where you will do your Gorilla trekking in May. Great Adventure Safaris will scan the receipt and send it to you for your records. Gorilla permits are cards that are printed and issued a few weeks to the Gorilla trekking date/day.
For more information about Gorilla trekking in May and Gorilla permits contact us at Great Adventure Safaris and we will be at your service at all times.