Low Season gorilla tracking safaris – Gorilla tracking during the wet season – What you need to successfully trek mountain Gorillas during the rainy season?
Low season gorilla tracking safaris – Great Adventure Safaris offers discounts to all of you who are interested in travelling during the low season months of April, May and November. With the advantages of better discounts on accommodation facilities and many other discounts on other services, spend less on our low season Gorilla tracking safaris and make your dreams come true.
Great Adventure Safaris will still offer you discounts on transport, transfers and accommodation if you book with us an all-inclusive low season Gorilla tracking safari package. Please note that Uganda Gorilla permits are sold at USD700 per person per trek for non-foreign residents, USD700 per person per trek for foreign residents and UGX250000 for East Africans.
Booking our low season Gorilla tracking safaris will help you save almost 30% of the total cost since we are able to negotiate good rates from our service providers. Benefit from the discounts that we get from the lodges and hotels as well as transportation. There are other advantages of tracking Mountain Gorillas during the low season where by there is no competition and shortage of Gorilla permits since few people come during the months of April, May and November.
With our Gorilla tracking safaris you will therefore be guaranteed of Gorilla and Chimpanzee permits since they normally don’t run out of stock so quickly during these months. If you like other wildlife adventures, low season safaris provides you a chance whereby you can enjoy game safaris and boat safaris in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Murchison Falls National Park or any other National Park since they tend not to be over crowded.
This enables you to view the wildlife in its natural environment without much interruption. Photographers will enjoy more and much easier both on game and boat safaris. Many people are scared to travel during the low season months due to the fact that it tends to be rainy. While this is true, Uganda can be visited anytime of the year and even if it rains, it does not rain the whole day. This means that you are able to do your low season Gorilla tracking and safari activities normally. Save on your safari budget by booking your off season Gorilla tracking safari with Great Adventure Safaris and enjoy an African Safari to Uganda the Pearl of Africa.
What to pack for your Low Season Gorilla Tracking Safari
Long range camera
You need to capture every magical moment. Get a good long range camera that allows you to capture a great level of detail in a photo. It also allows you to shoot in low-light conditions because you will be trekking deep in the forest. You can also easily capture images of wildlife that are a bit far from you during game drives. Don’t forget to carry spare memory cards and batteries as you will want to take lots of photos.
For optimum viewing of wildlife and birds, binoculars are a must. You may borrow your safari guides pair if you don’t have your own.
The terrain in Uganda is comprised of hills, dirt roads, and mud. A sturdy pair of hiking shoes makes exploring these exciting activities light work.
After a long exciting walk and trek, your feet will probably be in agony. You would want to change into open sandals and let your feet breathe and relax.
Uganda enjoys tropical climate and rainfall is expected at any time. You must be prepared for this – bring your poncho! Make sure that you also have a waterproof cover for your backpack, to keep valuables dry.
Change of clothes
Avoid white clothing as due to the red soil and mud you will encounter, they will never be white again! Pick neutral colours for optimum camouflage in the bush. Get loose-fitting and lightweight clothes that keep you cool and will dry quickly if you get caught in the rain. Long sleeves and trousers are recommended to prevent mosquito or insect bites during trekking and to keep dust off when navigating the roads. The nights can be chilly and cold thus having some warm clothes to put on at night is welcomed.
You need plenty of socks to change with each day’s activity that involves a lot of trekking. You probably won’t have time to wash them but if you do, they may not dry. The nights tend to be cold and a pair of socks makes night-time cosy and comfortable.
Hat or Cap
Again, the sun can be a little harsh and fierce on you. A hat or baseball cap will shield you from it.
Items you won’t want to forget
Uganda, being on the equator can sometimes be hot. The sun is always up and you wouldn’t want to bake under it. Protect your skin with sunscreen and prevent the harsh sun rays from burning you.
Spraying yourself with insect repellent before you venture off on the adventure will keep bugs away. Wearing long-sleeved shirts and trousers can also prevent this.
In the course of your trip, you may be booked into a lodge with a swimming pool. These facilities are usually complimentary for in-house guests and if you have time, you can relax under the warm African sun alongside the pool. Don’t forget your sunscreen.
Neutral colours are all the rage!
Most lodges and hotels provide basic amenities but don’t forget to carry your own toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, dental floss, deodorant, sunscreen, lotion, shower gel, tampons (ladies) and other personal amenities.
You will need a backpack to pack small amenities, water, a camera for the day’s activity. The hotel or lodge will most likely pack you a lunch that you can enjoy when out on an adventure.
Money bag or belt
If you have booked and planned your trip with a tour company, you will probably have already paid for most of these activities. You may need personal funds for buying souvenirs. Do not show where you put your money in public. If leaving for an activity, you must lock them in the safe or could check in your valuables at the lodge reception, depending on the lodge policy.
Most lodges have access to the internet and in the evening after an exciting day of venturing, you can update your travel memoirs and friends on your trip.
Availability of drugs is uncertain though most lodges and your tour vehicle will have a basic first aid kit on hand. Please carry any prescriptions and over the counter medication that you need. You should also carry antimalarial, antihistamines for bug bites and allergic reactions, painkillers, cold and flu medication, diarrhoea medication, Band-Aids and antiseptic cream. Ensure that you receive necessary inoculations and vaccination and obtain the International Vaccination.
Most lodges are eco-friendly and lighting will be limited. You will need a flashlight to manoeuvre around.
You need a supply of these to keep your dirty laundry separate from your clean clothes.
Antiseptic Gel/ Sanitizer
You will use this for washing your hand when there’s no water.
If you wear contacts, it’s often too dusty to wear them comfortably.
Spare memory cards.
Spare camera battery (consider solar charger), AA batteries.
UK travel adaptorsplug
Converter plugs to fit local sockets.
Before leaving, do you have your passport with a blank page for the Uganda Visa? Do you have comprehensive travel insurance? Do you have your sunglasses; you won’t want to be forgetting these.
Well then, you are all set to enjoy your magical trip to Uganda, the Pearl of Africa