Uganda has got half of the world’s critically endangered mountain gorillas thriving in her protected areas of Mgahinga and Bwindi Impenetrable National Parks all in south western Uganda which presents a rich ground for gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park alone has 400 out of 880 mountain
gorilla numbers that are currently thriving in the wild. in the four
gorilla trekking regions of Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushaga contain
12 habituated gorilla families that are ready for trekking by travelers
on Uganda gorilla safaris.
Gorilla trekking in Uganda
is carried out throughout the year. However there are two seasons
within the Uganda’s tourism industry and these are the low season and
peak season. The low season which is a season for rain too in terms of
climatic conditions includes the months of November, April and May. In
this period, travelers tend to put the active activities including
gorilla tracking aside waiting to encounter them in the dry months of
December, January, August, July and June.
Wildlife Authority offers a present for undertaking a gorilla tour in
the low season in Uganda. the gorilla trekking permit let it be for
foreign nonresident, foreign resident or an East African Citizen is
given out at discounted prices at $350, $300 and150,000/= respectively
for mentioned travel groups which is a great reduced amount compared to
the high season rates of $600, $500 and 250,000/= for the respective
It can also be noted that gorilla trekking in Uganda
during the low season does not come along with great difficulty like it
has been portrayed. Being a tropical country, it can rain and can shine
at any time of the day. Thus, it is very rare for the whole day even in
the rainy season to go by without a session of sunshine. Though the
hilly landscapes of Bwindi might be slippery and muddy during this
season, trekking them in such nature is an experience its self and
should not deter any one from undertaking a gorilla safari in Uganda in those periods.
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