Uganda Mountain Gorillas

Are you looking for a discounted gorilla safari in Congo? Our discounted gorilla safari holidays offer an extremely worthwhile and affordable alternative to numerous other options with trips in Congo. Congo has tributaries of the mighty Mountain Gorillas, Lowland Gorillas, face the active lava of Nyiragongo, Congo River among others that offer the adventurous traveler some true off-the-beaten-track encounters. Planning for a complete Congo primate safari adventure to visit the mountain gorillas will live you unforgettable experience of a life time.

When traveling to Congo, the quality of your experience will be defined by the places you stay during your safari and the lodges and parks you visit along the way. You can rest easy knowing that everything is taken of, and that all you need to do is relax and enjoy the wonder around you. The reality is that going on a safari in a private lodge will probably take up the excitement of your holiday budget and yet, we are 50% certain that you’ll leave your safari thinking that it was completely worth the cost.

Travelling in the low season is a good way to get more for your money. If you can be flexible with the time of year that you travel, you’ll be in a position take advantage of some very generous low season rates offered by many safari lodges and activities.

DR-Congo’s Virunga National Park have announce another promotional discounts on gorilla trekking permit from $400 to $200 starting from the 15th  of March to the 15th of May, unlike Uganda where promotional discounted gorilla trekking permits cost $450 in the months of April, May and November.

This promotional budget gorilla trekking permits in DR-Congo 2017, means that now you can fly into Uganda or fly to Rwanda and track gorillas at only $200 because Virunga National Park is just opposite site of Congo border to Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and it is the same as Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda just opposite side of Congo border, this offers half price gorilla trekking permit is limited to only from 15th March to 15th May 2017.

The country has two rainy seasons, the short season which starts from October to November and the long rainy season starts from mid-march to end of May, the best time to visit the country for Congo gorilla tours and climbing Nyiragongo Volcano can be from a short dry season from January to February and from May to September. So we regard the best time to visit Congo as when it’s most likely to be dry June, July and August or possibly January to February.

In this case, getting to see gorillas is not easy, nor are you guaranteed to see them. You can track gorillas at any time of year, although the rainy season tends to make the paths a little more difficult to navigate. The trek to where the gorilla groups live takes you through very dense vegetation, up steep slopes and can last several hours. The dense vegetation is filled with burning and stinging nettles, so wearing gloves are a good idea. Red ants are also common, so wear long socks to tuck your trousers into. Gorillas move around so they aren’t all that easy to track. The gorillas you will be meeting are already habituated to humans and that is why you are able to get quite close to them.

You need an official permit handled by each of the national parks in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo to see the gorillas. Usually, you have to obtain these several months in advance. If you are going with a tour company, it will be arranged for you. They will also be up to date on current security in the park. You can combine your visit with chimpanzee trekking and an amazing volcano trek.

In Uganda, the gorilla permit costs $600 per day per person during the high season in the months of June to September and from December to February. In low season a permit costs $450 to trek gorillas during the months April, May and November. You can get the permits in Kampala (the capital of Uganda) at the Uganda Wildlife Authority (UWA) headquarters. It is possible to make an international booking for permits using email direct with (UWA) Uganda Wildlife Authority but they do not accept credit cards so it gets a bit complicated. To make it simple, you can just purchase your whole gorilla tour through our specialized company Budget Gorilla Trekking. See our web site for more details

In Rwanda, you can get permits through the Rwanda Tourism Board offices (ORTPN) in Kigali or Ruhengeri near Volcanoes National Park. The permits cost is USD 1500 per person per day. Most people will get their permits through a tour operator that specializes in trekking. It is difficult to obtain a permit without booking a tour at the same time. When I went Gorilla tracking in Rwanda, permits were sold out for 4 months in advance, so book early especially if you plan to go between June – October.

Throughout your adventures you’ll explore with experienced guides and rangers, guaranteeing your gorilla sightings will be up-close and intense. We’ll take the time to match your ability to the landscape, so you don’t miss a minute of watching and observing mountain gorillas in their natural home. You’ll see things you only dreamed were possible, things rarely captured by a film maker’s.

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