Gorilla trekking in Low Season with discounted gorilla permits

Gorilla trekking in Low Season makes it the best experience of gorilla trekking in Africa, you will visit gorillas  in the thick rain forests on the slopes of the mountains (lowland gorilla trekking) and these months include; April, May and November which are popular to tourists seeking gorilla trekking best time of year to see the mountain gorillas at the very affordable price, buy low season gorilla permits  during low season gorilla safaris. Gorilla trekking in low season, tourists tend to be small in number due to rain which makes the roads and trails very slippery. However, in these months, gorilla trekking is considered to be one of the most fulfilling travel adventures for tourists either in Rwanda or Uganda.

Gorilla trekking in Low Season makes it the best experience of gorilla trekking in africa, you will visit gorillas  in the thick rain forests on the slopes of the mountains (lowland gorilla trekking) and these months include; April, May and November

When you visit Bwindi impenetrable forest national park on low season gorilla trekking safaris, Bwindi  is a home to over 500 mountain gorillas which are financed using the money from gorilla trekking in Uganda.  Bwindi lies in Albertine rift valley where the forest in the rift valley edge with Congo forests to meet east African savanna. This rain forest park has two gorilla species located in western and eastern and each has sub species like cross river gorilla and western low land gorillas and the mountain gorillas live only in Bwindi and the nearby Virunga volcanoes with a total number of 1000.

Gorilla trekking activity in low seasons is very favorable for budgeted tourists where accommodation is cheaper with less congestion during your safari and the permits are always readily available, these makes gorilla trekking in low season to be gorilla trekking  best time of the year.

Advantages of trekking gorillas in low season

There are certain advantages of trekking in low season which tourists can hardly do in high season and these main advantages include;

 Gorilla trekking in Low Season

There are Less people on low season gorilla trekking safaris 

During low  season gorilla safaris, there are lots of people who like to avoid the crowd making the low season the best time to schedule their safari in order to avoid the crowd and doing trekking in low seasons makes the trekking easy and quick since gorillas are close due to the availability of food.

More attention and care when tracking gorillas in low season

When tourists trek gorillas  in low seasons, not only do they get attention by staff members, but also by the business owners who run tea houses, shops and other service in the trekking area. However, in the gorilla trekking in high season, there will always be a queue making information and interaction limited for some tourists who want to know more due to time limit. Considering yourself as a king for all the available facilities is the best in low season.

Easy to get flights

Domestic flights are often crowded in high season and it is hard to get a seat for those flights since they are fully booked which will be no problem in low season.

Discounted gorilla permits 

There are some certain discounts for travelling in low season gorillas safaris like the accommodation facilities which always have high seasonal prices and low price charges in order to favor the other group that have a tight budget.

 Gorilla trekking in Low Season

 Observe the different perspective of the trail

As the trails are empty the perspective of the trails is different where this low season triggers mainly due to weather and climate note of the view. Trekking to Everest Base Camp in December gives you better view than in October although the problem is cold temperatures making December to be considered low season and if you can sort out the cold temperatures then you are enjoying more than others.


Doing the trip in low season opens the door to serve you by many and you are actually helping their economy run and get something even in low season which is truly an altruistic job that gives you self-satisfaction as you might be employing someone when there is no job and you are helping them to run the family more smoothly.

Discounted gorilla trekking permits

A gorilla trekking permit in Bwindi impenetrable national park costs 700 USD for foreign non- residents, 600 USD for foreign residents and 250,000 UGX for East African citizens. Permit costs are of the same prices in high and low season only the availability changes in these two seasons.

What to pack during gorilla trekking in low season 

This is a frequently asked question from tourists to avoid being off guard or regret their packing in the future. Below is the packing list;

Hiking Boots

One of the most important items that should be included in your gorilla trekking kit are hiking boots since trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Volcanoes National Park involves trekking in search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Because of the nature of the forest, the altitude and terrain, you need light weight hiking boots for this activity. Hiking boots are a must as you decide on what to pack for your gorilla trekking adventure in Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Rwanda’s volcanoes National Park.

 Gorilla trekking in Low Season

Garden Gloves

You will be required to carry gloves to protect your hands during your gorilla trek as you move in this forest, since it can get slippery and somehow need to hold on something just in case such happens. If you happen to touch some itching plants, trees or even climbing trees, you may be harmed. These gloves will therefore protect you from germs and other items that may scratch your hands. Consider including Garden Gloves in your gorilla trekking packing list.

Waterproof Jacket

You will never tell when it is going to rain so you need a rain jacket in order to be protected from rain, the chances of raining is very high during low season gorillas safari, Many tourists prefer traveling in drier months of June, July, August and beginning of September to avoid rainy seasons of March, April and May but being a tropical rain forest, it can rain any time.

Long Sleeved Shirts

You are required to have long sleeved trousers, shirts or blouse for your gorilla trekking calling you to always ensure that you tack in your trousers in your hiking boots to avoid insects such as safari ants entering your trousers. Jeans and Kachi trousers can do this better.

Energy giving snacks

Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to eight or so hours and that’s why a certain level of fitness is required. To add on that, you are advised that you carry some energy giving snacks as supplements and before departing from your lodge, you need to carry your packed lunch and lots of drinking water since you never know when you will return. Energy giving foods can be bought in Uganda or Rwanda by your guide.


Cameras and extra batteries

Photography is an important component of your safari thus making sure that you have your camera ready, charge your batteries very well and if necessary, carry extra batteries as you will need to take as many photographs in the one hour that you will have with the gorillas. Please make sure that you switch off your flash while taking gorilla photographs.

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