Best Time of the year to track Mountain Gorillas


Mountain Gorillas are endangered species in the whole world, these Great Apes can be tracked in only three countries namely Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. Before booking your Gorilla Safari in Uganda or Rwanda one might ask when is the best time to trek mountain gorillas.

The best time to track mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda and DRC is June, July, August and September, and December, January and February. In the months of June to September gorilla permits should be booked in advance – this period is called the peak/high season. Mountain Gorillas can be tracked in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National Park in southwestern Uganda, volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda and Virunga National Park in eastern DRC. In all the three countries, the wet season starts in March, April to May, and October to November, it’s during this period the roads become slippery, tracking trail become so thick and bushy hence poor visibility and photography of the giant cousins.

 If you are planning to come to Uganda or Rwanda to trek mountain gorillas in their habitat you should come in the dry season, in the dry season you will be able see many wild animals namely mountain Gorillas, Elephants, Chimpanzees, black and white colobus, L’Hoest’s monkey, blue monkey, red tailed monkey more than 200 butterfly species, 350 bird species among others. Gorilla tracking experience in Uganda and Rwanda is carried out all year round. Kindly send us an email so that we that we can plan for you a remarkable safari in Uganda and Rwanda.

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Mountain Gorilla experience is an amazing activity, in Uganda the cost of gorilla permits is 600 USD while in Rwanda the price is 1500 USD per person, there are approximately 880 mountain gorillas in the whole world. A maximum of 8 people are allowed to trek mountain gorilla per gorilla family. In Uganda there are 4 Gorilla starting points namely Buhoma, Nkuringo, Ruhija and Rushaga. Please contact Adyeri Creations Ltd for your tailor made safaris in Uganda and Rwanda.