Gorilla Trekking in March
Uganda being crossed by the Equator has gotten modified equatorial climate-2 rainy seasons, this season is known for its heavy rains between the months of March, April, May and November,(the short one October & November) and the longer one (mid-March –May), making hiking and trekking hard in the Impenetrable woods because of heavy rains, makes the trails too slippery ,muddy and you also must have a 4*4 wheel drive to make it to the Gorillas because some families need to drive for some time to reach the beginning of the trail heads. So with the above some people tend to be comfortable with trekking in this season(March). The rest of the months are dry although current variations in patterns of weather make it hard to forecast the seasons.
Why Gorilla Trek in March
- During this time Gorilla permit cost is reduced to attract more tourist/trekkers to Uganda. The same as the high season ($1500 in Rwanda &$600 in Uganda). Its true Uganda had abolished low season discounted Gorilla permits around years, but later the President of Uganda sighted tourism as the sector that will drive the country out of poverty in the next coming years and this can only be done if there offers of low season discounted Gorilla permits. This not only increases on the Tourists inflow but also creates awareness and tourism earnings for the development of the sector in Uganda.
- Accommodation costs are more favorable in this season than the high season because the occupancy rate is low hence attracting budget trekkers. Gorilla Trekking (both Uganda & Rwanda) in low season brings you to the best experience as the number of trekkers are few which makes the gorilla families less congested by number of visitors. During the low season of March most of the lodges do reduce their rates to attract more trekkers to book with them and this is an added advantage.
- Throughout the year one can decide to Gorilla trek these gentle giants and you may decide to tour during the high season, but then you might find that it’s raining either in the morning or night, That’s why you are ever recommended to always wear long sleeved shirts, trousers, rain jackets/coats, waterproof boots and ponchos. And these you will as well see the rangers and guides wearing them like water proof boots. Carry as well water proof food pack, water proof camera protector and many other water proofs. The wet seasons begins in the months of March through may, October and November. These gentle giants can easily be trekked/tracked in the mountain Gorilla scope/radius because that season they are all over the place in search for plenty of food during the low seasons
- Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is always open for Gorilla Trekking activity all year in & year out, whether in the low season of months March,April,May or high season of months June – August & December – February. the trailing in the forest are drier and less slippery, Mountain Gorillas are much easier to be trekked and Also, your chance of a dry gorilla viewing experience is higher during these months compared to low seasons. This might result in an incredible, unforgettable experience and photography because it will be much easier.
Monumental Expeditions is here to serve you pre-purchase permits, organize a Gorilla tour that will fit your budget, time and interest, all you got to do is send in your exact date you tend or want to Gorilla trek and we will check availability of Gorilla permits for you at the Uganda Wildlife Authority. Once we find out that UWA has got the permits you then have got to send us your full names as they appear on your passport, your Nationality so we forward them to the Uganda Wildlife Authority to issue out your Gorilla Permit. Uganda Wildlife Authority is the only body mandated to sell Gorilla permits on behalf of Uganda Government and the Ministry of Tourism and Wildlife.