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Book Last Minute Gorilla Safari

Book Last Minute Gorilla Safari

Book Last Minute Gorilla Safari

Want to book last minute gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo or you just want an unbeatable gorilla permit deal for your safari? A gorilla trekking permit is a card issued out by a government authority in charge of tourism to allow people to trek mountain gorillas and without a permit, no one will not be allowed to trek the mountain gorillas.

Gorilla trekking is one of the most done activities in Africa although it is expensive it is every person’s dream come true. Each gorilla family is visited by 8 people in a single day so the demand for permits is very high that’s why it is advisable to always book your permit in advance.

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Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda can be got from the Uganda wildlife authority or any trusted tour operator who can help you get a gorilla permit. Gorilla permits are always booked 5 months in advance especially during the peak season due to high demand.

Getting a gorilla permit at the last minute can be very challenging and you might find no availability in most cases, you will have a call Uganda wildlife authority or a travel company you are using to check for availability of any permits and if the permits are got either in one of the sectors in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park or Mgahinga gorilla park you won’t have any choice but to trek from that region where permits are available.

Last minute booking of gorilla permits will in most cases land you to Mgahinga gorilla national park with only one habituated gorilla family known as Nyakagezi and fewer visitors, unlike Bwindi impenetrable forest national park that is always congested. There are also gorilla permits sold by other tour operators that you can buy at the last minute.

Best Time to Book gorilla safari in Uganda and Rwanda

Rwanda and Uganda share some climate on the gorilla habitats and the best time for visiting both countries for gorilla trekking are during the dry season when the trekking trails and roads leading to national parks are in good condition is in the months of June to September and again December to February.

The best time for gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park in Rwanda and Mgahinga National Park as well as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park both in Uganda can be specified because there are 2 rainy seasons. The short season taking place in October and November, the longer season starts from mid-March to May and the remaining months are dry seasons.

High season

The best time for gorilla trekking are months of January, February, June, July, August, September as well as December. These months have less rainfall with no rain at all t times. Travelers should choose these months as the best times for gorilla trekking although these months are on a high demand for gorilla permits in Rwanda and Uganda. The travelers should book their permits in advance from trusted tour operators or Uganda wildlife authority in Uganda and Rwanda development board in Rwanda at least three months before the activity.

The best time for gorilla trekking is during the dry seasons of January to December and June to September. They are most favorable for gorilla trekking since the forest is less sleeper. Trekking in high seasons is most expensive in the accommodation sector compared to low seasons when the lodges re cheaper.

Low season

Low season is the best season for gorilla trekking for budget trekkers and to book last minute gorilla safari. Tracking in this season is cheap because the accommodation is lowered at a budget rate. The low season months are March, April, May, and November and the months are discouraging.

The prices of lodges is more favorable than high season rates and the low price rates are set to attract budget travelers. The few travelers are grouped into different gorilla families giving different experiences.

Although travelling in this season has an advantage of being cheap, it rains a lot making trekking in this season difficult.  The forest grounds are muddy and slippery making travelers uncomfortable.

However the rain falls throughout the year and gorilla trekking still continues, the sun will shine still after the rain has fallen and this enables the gorilla trekkers to still trek the rare endangered mountain gorillas.

Best time for gorilla trekking in Rwanda or Uganda is done throughout the year not minding whether the sun shines or the rain rains, there is no single day that gorilla trekking has been cancelled because of bad weather.

Gorilla trekking in Uganda goes for USD 700 and in Rwanda a gorilla trekking permit is for USD 1500 and this is valid for a single day

What to carry for gorilla trekking?

Mountain gorillas stay on higher elevations of tropical rain forests meaning that rainfall can be received at any time of the day even in months of the dry season, tourists who book last minute gorilla safari should carry rain jackets, good water proof hiking shoes, garden gloves, a hat, enough drinking water, long-sleeved clothes, energy-giving snacks, insect repellents, sunscreen, good quality camera and much more.

In conclusion, gorilla permits should always be booked in advance of 3-4 months to avoid being disappointed with no availability of permits when you have arrived in the country for trekking.