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Best time to go gorilla trekking is an important element that travelers need to understand so as to give them proper planning of when they should enjoy their gorilla safari. Best time for gorilla tourism is when the roads are leading to gorilla trekking destinations are passable, the trekking trails are passable as in they are not muddy, wet, slippery and so bushy to go through them since all the gorilla trekking destinations have got tropical rain forests that receives rainfall any time.
The best time for gorilla trekking also depends on the on the planned expenditure of the travelers since gorilla tourism expenditure will depend on the season a traveler is will to travel due to the fact that gorilla trekking experience in all gorilla trekking destinations are open all year round ready for gorilla tourism.
The dry season, this is known as the peak season or high season where there are very many travelers coming to Africa to enjoy the magical gorilla trekking experience. This is during the months of December to February, June to October when there is little rainy that is expected to interfere with trekking the gorilla family in Jungle. However during this season it is the peak season where the gorilla trekking permits are on a high demand and they are very competitive, they are get sold out very fast therefore travelers ought to book in advance at least 6 months in advance prior to the date of travel so as they don’t miss out on trekking experience in their any of their preferred destination.
During the peak season the price of the gorilla safaris is high compared to the price in the low season due to the fact that most of the accommodation facilities located near the gorilla destination are on a very high demand and the fact is that, there are many travelers coming to Africa therefore lodges tend to increase their accommodation rates so as to maximum profits in the peak season that will help them survive in the low season.
The rainy season, this is what we refer to as the low season for gorilla tourism where there are few travelers coming to the Africa to enjoy gorilla safaris. Rainy season is during the months of March, April, May and November when there is a lot of rainfall that is being received in the tropical rain-forests where gorilla trekking is done. Making the roads and trekking trails wet, muddy, slippery and impassable thus making the gorilla trekking difficult and limiting to a few who are physically fit to hike in the forest as they trek gorillas.
During the dry season however, it is the best time for budget travelers due to the fact that during this season the lodges in the gorilla destinations reduce the price of their accommodation rates for all travelers who come to enjoy the gorilla trekking in Africa. At the same time tour operators also have discounted gorilla safari offers to all travelers that book with them in the low season such as adventure in the wild safaris.
Best gorilla safari destinations
There are only three countries in Africa that are home to the endangered mountain gorilla population remaining in the world to enjoy gorilla trekking. This is Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic republic of Congo that has got a few national parks that is home to the mountain gorillas.
In Uganda there is Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla forest national park, in Rwanda there is only one national park that is volcanoes national and two national parks in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Bwindi impenetrable forest national park is best and famous destination for gorilla trekking; the park has almost 400 mountain gorillas which is almost half of the gorilla population remaining in the world park. Contact us Adventure in the wild safaris for more information about the best time for gorilla safaris.
Best time to go gorilla trekking