Gorilla trekking in rainy season, wet season – Off season Gorilla trekking with Guaranteed Gorilla permits in Uganda and Rwanda
Gorilla trekking in rainy season, mount gorilla trekking remains the highlight of all tourism activities done in Africa, Primates mostly mountain gorillas can be trekked throughout the year but in this article, we are looking at gorilla trekking rainy season. Gorilla trekking takes place in three countries, Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National Park, Mgahinga National Park, Rwanda’s Volcanoes national Park, Congo’s Virunga National Park. Being an exciting but expensive activity for tourists, many tend to look for the best time and weather to book a gorilla trekking safari in any of the countries of their choice. Many travelers mainly look for the dry months of the year but gorilla trekking in rainy season is also advantageous.
One should note that the habitats of mountain gorillas in Uganda and Congo are tropical rain forest and as such, they experience equatorial or tropical climate which is characterized with rains throughout the year. This makes you understand that rain can fall any time of the day even during the traditional dry season, and this means gorilla trekkers should prepare for rain during both seasons.
Reasons why should consider gorilla trekking in rainy season
The positive reason why tourists should trek mountain gorillas in rainy season or wet season is that there is no competition for gorilla permits and this therefore means you can book your gorilla permit at any time of the month, and the wet seasons are referred to as the low season in Uganda and Rwanda so during the wet season lodges call for discounts, and this is in a bid to attract business so we always advise our tourists to book their primate safaris in the rainy season if they have a tight budget and program during the dry season.
For adventurous tourists, with the proper gear, you can meet the gorillas but you must enjoy the challenges of the rain, slippery grounds and dripping forests to reach the mountain gorillas, The chances of seeing mountain gorillas are as good as those of the dry season.
Some tourists are discouraged from trekking mountain gorillas during the rainy or wet season but I think this is the best time of the year when gorilla trekkers enjoy the best experience as gorilla trekking is for the fittest who can endure the rains and slippery grounds during the trekking.
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