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.
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How can I book a Low season gorilla permit?
Kindly contact Great Adventure Safaris for your low season gorilla permits and we will check availability for your preferred dates and then pre purchase them for you and then we can arrange other services for your gorilla safari that will suit your budget, interest and time, All we require from you is the exact date, month and year you intend to do your gorilla trek in any of the low season months, we always check availability of gorilla permits with the Uganda wildlife Authority which is the body responsible for selling and issuing out the gorilla permits in Uganda. Once we find availability of gorilla permits at the Uganda Wildlife Authority, 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 to effect full payment of the gorilla permits and one of our team members will go and pay for your low season gorilla permit.
How do I know that my Low season gorilla permit in booked?
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 gorilla trekking in low season. Great Adventure Safaris will scan the receipt and send it through 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 low season and gorilla permits contact one of our experienced safari consultants.