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Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Wet Seasons – Uganda safari News

Rwanda Safari Trip Advice

Gorilla trekking safaris remain the top highlight of all primate safaris in Africa. Are primates the highlight of your Rwanda safari tour or Africa safari?

Please not that primates can be trekked throughout the year. Gorilla trekking safaris take place in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park Uganda, Volcanoes National Park Rwanda and Virunga National Park Congo.

Gorilla Trekking Safaris In Wet Seasons

Being an exciting and expensive Uganda safari and Rwanda safari activity, tourists tend to look for the best time or weather to book their gorilla trekking safari in Uganda Rwanda Congo (in the country of their choice).

Today we want you to know the experience of tracking gorillas in the wet seasons. Tourist should note that the habitats of mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo are tropical rain forests so they experience tropical climate which sometimes is characterized with rainy fall throughout the whole year.

This therefore means that rain can fall anytime even during the traditional dry seasons. That’s why all tourists interested in Uganda Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris should prepare for both.

Advantages of Trekking Mountain Gorillas in Rainy Seasons

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The wet seasons in Uganda include months of April, May, Beginning of August and September though the amount of rains vary.

While Rwanda’s long rainy season lasts from about March to May, when the rain is heavy and persistent while October to November is a shorter rainy season.

That notwithstanding, many tourists tend to avoid the above-mentioned months for some reasons.

  • The advantage of trekking mountain gorillas in the rainy season is that there is normally no competition for gorilla permits. This therefore means that you can book your gorilla permit anytime of the month and or year without much hassle.
  • The second advantage of trekking mountain gorillas in rainy season is that wet seasons are referred to as low season and low seasons in Uganda and Rwanda. This tends to attract discounts on rates for Lodges, and hotels. This helps you save money or travel cheaply.
  • For adventurous kind of tourists, trekking mountain gorillas in rainy seasons is yet another exciting moment. Chances of seeing mountain gorillas in rainy season is as good as those in dry season. For those that are not scared of rain and its associated challenges, then gorilla trekking in wet season is a great deal as long as you have the right gorilla trekking gear. You have to enjoy the challenge of rain itself, the slippery grounds, and the dripping forests to reach where mountain gorillas will be. This is a very unique memorable experience you will never forget.
  • There are very many chances of seeing gorillas during the wet season because the gorillas keep around the slopes in the wet season because there is plenty of food. During the dry seasons, they are forced to hike up in the mountains because its cool and its where they can find food at that time.
  • Wet seasons are free from congestion. You may track gorillas in a group that is less than 8; the normal number 8. This may have chance to choose your gorilla trekking group.
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