WHEN IS THE BEST TIME FOR GORILLA TREKKING

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2024/2025 Best time for gorilla trekking, gorilla tracking
in Rwanda Uganda and DR Congo?

When is the best time for gorilla trekking in 2024/2025, mountain gorilla trekking can be done any day any time of the year in countries like Rwanda, Uganda, and DR Congo because of the relatively wetter/ rainy seasons in the mountain gorilla-inhabited national parks, many tourists often prefer during the dry season in the months from June to September and then December, January, and February.

In Rwanda and DR Congo, the first rains start coming in late February through March, April and May and so many tourists try to avoid these months for fear of getting muddy and all wet while trekking the gorillas. However, during these months, because of the rains, there’s plenty of gorilla food down the slope and it’s much colder on the upper slopes. So the mountain gorillas keep on the lower slopes where they find it warmer and get food easily. So if you trek the gorillas during these months, most likely your trek won’t be a long one – many trackers find the gorillas after a 2-hour hike and by noon are back at the starting point.

The same applies to Uganda although the rains there come in March, April, May, and November. Of course, Undeniably the rains (not always heavy though) make it rather harder to trek the steep terrains. Even then, the rain only comes for like 1-2 hours every 2-3 days and the sun comes out. We have noticed that even in the so-called drier months, the rain will often come in.

When is the best time to visit/ track or trek the mountain gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo, Which months should one visit/trek gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, and DR Congo, which months are the best for gorilla trekking?

This seasonality of gorilla trackers can also be attributed to the weather seasons in the visitors’ home country and the nature of their jobs. When it is summer for example in Europe, the number of gorilla trek visitors increases and the gorilla trackers’ numbers dip when it’s winter.
However, other gorilla trekkers often take advantage of the seasonal discounts on mountain gorilla tracking permits. Recently for example, contact us for Uganda discounted gorilla safaris in November, March,  April, and May, Some Lodges and hotel facilities in mountain gorilla-inhabited areas will also make discounts on their rates during these same months of low season for other more information contact us.

The explanation will be the experience shows that mountain gorilla trekking can be done any day any time of the year and you will most likely get the same experience.

2024/2025 Best time for gorilla trekking

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