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The Best Time To Track Mountain Gorillas

The Best Time To Track Mountain Gorillas

There are two seasons in a year, the wet and dry seasons. During the two dry seasons – June to September and December to February rainfall is very low and the gorilla habitat is relatively dry. This makes it easier for the tourists to hike through the forest. However, the food supply for mountain gorillas is very limited during this season and this forces the gorillas to move a lot in search for food. This makes the tourists to track longer before they locate the mountain gorillas.

A water logged tracking path in Volcanoes National Park above

The wet seasons – from March to May and again October to November on the other hand are characterized by heavy rainfall. This  makes trekking quite challenging. The good news however is that during this season the mountain gorillas are much easier to locate because there is usually plenty of food for the gorillas to eat almost everywhere.

The tourists are advised to move with walking sticks ,adequate food and enough drinking water because it usually takes many hours while trekking. The young and able tourists are the ones advised to trek because it is tire sum to move to different places looking for the mountain gorillas

Booking of the Gorilla Permits

Rwanda gorilla permits cost $1400 and Uganda gorilla permits cost $500. These have to be acquired months before your trip to be assured of viewing the mountain gorillas. Read more