Gorilla Trekking Seasons

Gorilla Trekking Seasons

GORILLA TREKKING SEASONS – Knowing When to go Gorilla Trekking


When is the Best time to go gorilla trekking, which is the best Season to see Mountain gorillas, Best weather to go gorilla trekking – The Best Gorilla Trekking Seasons.


Both Uganda and Rwanda have two (02) Distinct Gorilla Trekking Seasons – High & Low season. Each of the seasons has its advantages and disadvantages – today we will learn about each of these gorilla Trekking Seasons in Detail.

Gorilla Trekking Seasons

High Season

The High Season for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda & Rwanda is in the drier months of January, February, June, July, August, September, and December. During these months,  there is less rainfall and sometimes even no rains at all. Most travelers like to plan and book their gorilla safaris for these months because the parks are fairly dry, and the forest trails are a little easier to navigate – of course with minimal gorilla trekking fitness required.

For the mobility challenged, elderly, and disabled persons – Intending to indulge in Gorilla Trekking, a sedan chair carried by local porters can be arranged on request and prior planning is a necessity especially if traveling in the high season months.

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Gorilla permits in high Season are very scarce and usually sold out. We, therefore, recommend pre-booking and paying for your gorilla permits well-in-advance especially if traveling In High Season – you can do this 1-2 years in advance.

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Gorilla Trekking Seasons

Low Season

Low season falls in the months of March, April, May, and November. During these months there is rainfall especially in afternoons – something that discourages most travelers from venturing Into Low season gorilla Trekking.

Low season gorilla trekking is free of crowds and affords visitors an Up close & personal moments with gorillas…

However, it’s important to understand a few facts about the mountain gorillas prior to choosing your ideal gorilla trekking Seasons. Mountain Gorillas live in tropical rainforests characteristic of rainfall meaning that NOT even the dry season is actually completely dry otherwise trekkers would never be asked to pack rain jacks if traveling in the high season.

Overview: Although gorilla trekking is generally considered a costly venture, doing this in the peak gorilla Trekking Seasons is expensive in regards to the cost of accommodation, and companies will often offer non-negotiable rates for their gorilla packages since the demand then is high compared to the low season months when you have the chance to bargain for a Great value Gorilla Trekking Safari.