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The Best Months of the Year when Gorilla Permits are Available in Uganda

Posted by on February 19, 2021

Which Months of the Year are Gorilla Permits readily Available in Uganda?

Frequent Question: Which are the Best Months of the Year when Gorilla Permits are Available in Uganda


Best Months of the Year when Gorilla Permits are Available

Which are the Best Months of the Year when Gorilla Permits are Available? As you plan a Safari in Uganda, it is good to know about the gorilla permit availability. There are the peak-season months where the permits are sold out far in advance of the actual dates.

The Best Months of the Year when Gorilla Permits are Available are during the shoulder-seasons, the time between the dry season, and the rainy season of the year.

Best Months for Gorilla Trekking Permits – April, May, October, and November, are the off-season. Most Gorilla luxury lodges will have discounted prices, another advantage for Upmarket Trekkers. That is during the rainy season. (We do not have all-day monsoons. It rains mostly at night and during the early morning around dawn and the sun still comes out on most days.

The reality is that Bwindi Impenetrable Forest is a tropical Afro-Montane Rainforest, and it can rain on any day. Primate Trekking takes place in Rain or Shine – no one complains about the rain, and most wear a rain jacket or poncho. If you come from the Pacific Northwest of the U.S. or British Columbia, you will feel right at home. 


The Best Months of the Year when Gorilla Permits are Available: 

Why are Permits in short supply during Peak Months? Why is there a shortage of permits during the High-Season? Why a permit shortage when Uganda has Twice the number offered in Rwanda.

The answer is simple – Ugandan Permits are $800 less than in Rwanda. Trekkers have realized that Uganda is the Primate Tourism version of T.J. Maxx – affordability without compromising the quality of the experience.

Today Uganda is the Premier Mountain Gorilla Destination in Africa because it is the only country that offers safe and affordable and Primate Safaris. Yes, Permits are lower in the Democratic Republic of Congo, but you must be Indiana Jones to trek there.

Uganda’s 800 USD price advantage over permits in Rwanda is why the National Geographic Traveller U.K. placed Uganda on their Cool Places list.

The lower price does not mean that tracking the gentle giants of the forest in Uganda is a lesser experience, not at all.

The “800 USD Price Difference” is the reason that permits are in short supply during the high season f the year.

One reason we suggest the alternative months of the year when fewer tourists are competing for spaces on treks.

The Good news for Trekkers is this – you can track the Gentle Giants of the Forest this year if you follow our suggestion.  If that does not work for you, then the only practical alternative is to book your Safari in Uganda now. Avoid the Rush and book ahead.


Use our convenient Booking Form below to get started on your Primate Safari in Uganda.

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