The best time for tracking mountain gorillas
Mountain gorillas can be tracked at any time of the year because their movement is not affected by changing seasons. Visitors shouldn’t be too selective on which month to go trekking. In our experience, the perfect time to go gorilla watching is just after the rainy season when the countryside is stunning green and fertile. The periods of March-April and October-November are rainy seasons – also referred to as low seasons within the gorilla tracking community.
The forests can get very muddy and tracking mountain gorillas becomes more challenging. However Mountain Gorillas live in rainforest and the rains drop even during the dry season. We cannot rule out mud for any one specific month. During the low or wet seasons, visitors may get discounts for gorilla permits in Uganda and Congo. Congo’s permits are 400USD during peak season but can be reduced up to 200USD during low season.