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Gorilla Trekking In Uganda & Rwanda, Bwindi Forest,

Updated  3rd May 2024

A Gorilla Trek is a highlight of all visits done in Uganda and Rwanda and certainly mountain gorillas are the major reason as to why very many people visit these 2 destinations. Find information about gorilla trekking holidays to see gorillas in the wild, how to acquire a permit, as well as tour companies arranging such treks. Gorilla trekking is defined as a hike to the tropical forests of Africa to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

BREAKING NEWS: UGANDA GORILLA PERMIT COSTS $800 FROM JULY 1ST 2024

When To Go To See The Mountain Gorillas In Africa?

Gorilla trekking can be conducted all year around in Uganda, Rwanda and Congo. The best time to go gorilla trekking in during the months of June, July, August, September and December. This is because there are less rains and the parks are drier, making it simple to hike and see the gorillas .In Bwindi the average temperature throughout the year is 11°C/52°F in the morning and 23°C/73°F in the afternoon.

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  • January and February: Low season offering less huge crowds. Very little or on rain.
  • March, April and May: Its rains a lot during these months. Most challenging during the trek, the slopes are slippery.
  • June, July & August: Peak season, its important to buy your permits early since they run out. Best time for gorilla safari in Uganda and Rwanda.

There are so many gorilla safari tour operators in Uganda and Rwanda. How to choose a tour company will depend on various factors including price, availability of gorilla permits, online reviews and recommendations on various websites.

Where To Stay ?

Choosing the best safari lodge or accommodation will depend on how much you can afford. Some lodges charge as high as, $2500 while the budget ones can pocket as low as $ 50 for a double room. Its all about the facilities, location, food, services and so much more.

Average Cost of Hotels & Lodges in Uganda

  • $50 to 100 for budget accommodation
  • $150 to $200 for mid range
  • Luxury from $300 to $2500 per night.
  • book close to the tracking point, ask your tour operator.

Best 5 Gorilla Safari Lodges in Uganda

  1. Sanctuary Gorilla Forest Lodge, from $760
  2. Gorilla Height Lodge from $ 700
  3. Mahogany Springs from $ 240
  4. Gorilla Safari Lodge from $ 233
  5. Lake Mulehe Gorilla Lodge from $ 173

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