Bwindi gorilla tours in low season
Bwindi gorilla tours in the low season are for those travelers that intend to encounter mountain gorillas at an affordable price. The tours are also for those travelers that enjoy tours without the big crowds. Bwindi Gorilla safaris do attract the highest number of travelers in the country because the park is known as a home to the highest number of mountain gorillas in the outside world.
Bwindi gorillas in the low season occur from March to May and October to November and come with the benefits of discounted accommodation facilities. The gorilla trekking permits are always available in the low season, trekking takes a few hours because the mountain gorillas don’t move so far to look for food since it’s available everywhere in the park. During the low season, there are times when the trekkers are less than 8 hence avoiding overcrowding, lastly the safaris packages are very cheap because tour operators offer the best price to attract the few customers.
Bwindi gorilla safaris in the rainy season have lots of benefits but there are also disadvantages of trekking in these months. During the low season of March to May and October to November, there is plenty of rainfall, the trekking trails are muddy and slippery, the vegetation is thick and tall with unclear views of the animals and the roads leading to the park are in poor conditions.
During the low season of March to May and October to November Uganda gorilla permits used to be at a discount but this was suspended. However much the gorilla permits are not on a discount, you will enjoy discounts on accommodation facilities and accommodation within the park. The lodge owners give out huge discounts to simply attract the few customers that are within the park during that time.
Low season gorilla trekking permits in Bwindi
Travelers intending to have Bwindi gorilla safaris in the low season are informed that there are no longer discounts on gorilla permits at Uganda Wildlife Authority. The normal gorilla trekking permits still go for $700 for foreign non-residents, $600 for foreign residents, and UGX250,000 citizens of East Africa. The gorilla habituation permits in the low season go for $1500 for foreign non-residents, $1000 foreign residents, and UGX750,000 citizens of East Africa.
Booking gorilla safari permits in the low season
Travelers don’t have to rush booking the gorilla permits in the low season as travelers do in the high season. During the low season, the gorilla permits are always available even weeks before the gorilla trekking activity however this shouldn’t stop you from booking in advance. Advance gorilla permit booking can enable you to choose the sector or gorilla family you want to trek.
To book the permits for the low season, you can contact a local tour company or reservations office at Uganda Wildlife Authority via email. You should clearly indicate the dates of the month and year you want to travel and this information shall be used to check for the availability of the permits. After checking for the permits, you will be sent an email containing the price and different banking details for you to send money for the booking. When money has been received, your permit shall be booked and you will be able to trek gorillas when you visit the park.
Low season gorilla trekking months
The low season gorilla trekking months are March, April, May, October, and November. The low season is the best time for budget travelers and those that don’t like overcrowded places to visit the park. During the low season, the accommodation facilities are at a very low price. The low season months are characterized by too much rainfall which makes the trekking trails muddy and slippery, and the roads leading to the park impassable.
Trekking Bwindi Gorillas in low season
Bwindi gorilla safaris in the low season is not done by so many people as compared to the high season. The activity starts in the morning with trekkers moving to the sector offices where they gather with other few travelers. Wardens teach the trekkers about the rules and regulations of the trekking activity, group people who in most cases don’t each 8, and get armed ranger guides to lead the trek.
The gorilla trekking activity in the rainy season takes a few hours compared to the high season because mountain gorillas are seen in a few hours the fact that they don’t move far away to the high altitudes to look for food. There is plenty of food everywhere in the park during the low season and so mountain gorillas are seen within 2-5 hours. During the search, the trekkers et opportunities to see different park animals, birds, and plants. Once the mountain gorilla family is allocated, those that want to take photos and record videos can do so, there will be chances of learning gorilla habits and you will get a chance to encounter apes do daily activities such as nesting, playing, coupling, and eating among others.
What to park for Bwindi gorilla tours in the low season?
What to pack for Bwindi gorillas, gardening gloves, a rain jacket, a hat, sunscreen, long-sleeved pants, long-sleeved shirts, insect repellents, sanitizer, toiletries, first aid kit, light backpack, drinking water bottle and energy-giving snacks among others.