Gorilla Safari In January

For visitors planning to book their gorilla trekking safaris in January, you’re advised to do so 3 months in advance

Gorilla Trekking Safari In January For Uganda, Rwanda And Congo

Gorilla trekking safari in January for Uganda Rwanda, and Congo- Over our last articles, we have been showing you the best time to trek gorillas basing on the peak season or dry season which happens from June to September and then December to February, and then the rainy season or the wet season that happens comes from March to May and then October to November. However, now we focus on the possibilities of trekking gorillas in Africa each month and now we shall focus on gorilla tracking safaris in January.

Yes, gorilla trekking is the highlight of all African safari activities and it is very hard for someone to come to Africa without seeing the endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorillas in the whole world are found in Africa and in only 3 countries which include Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorilla treeing is conducted and done in these countries throughout the years for visitors interested in a particular activity.

There about 1070 mountain gorillas left in the whole world and these are found in the 4 national parks in the whole world. These national parks include Bwindi Impenetrable Forest national park and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Of the 3 countries, Uganda has got the highest number of mountain gorillas in both parks of Bwindi and Mgahinga and this means that it boosts the highest chances of seeing gorillas in any of the above countries.

Gorilla safaris in January

Gorilla trekking safaris in January are most enticing and interesting in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, January is one of the best months when you can travel and see the endangered mountain gorillas in Africa. The month of January calls it after the Christmas season is mostly dry in all the countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and the democratic republic of Congo and as such presents the best time for organizing or taking the gorillas trekking safaris in January. The average temperatures for these countries in January are portrayed as 17 degrees Celcius up to 24 degrees Celsius, Thus visitors intending to do gorilla trekking or to see gorillas in January your hereby informed that the place is good and therefore you should continue and plan your gorilla trekking safari in January. As the best months for trekking gorillas in Africa includes December, January, June, July, August, and September when the gorilla experience is high characterized by the string sun and low levels of rainfall. In January, as you have seen, it might not be completely dry as you may expect rainfall anytime since the climate is influenced by the tropical rainforest where mountain gorillas reside.

What are the available gorilla trekking safaris in January?

There are several January gorilla trekking safari packages that we design and arrange for our clients at Africa adventure vacations. What you need to do is to contact us by emailing and we shall respond to you as soon as possible. We have got different gorilla safari packages for January which includes the 3-day gorilla tracking safaris in both Uganda and Rwanda, we also organize the 5day gorilla tracking that includes even the chimpanzee tracking tours in Kibale Forest National Park we also organize the 3-day gorilla trekking packages for Kigali Rwanda to Uganda. All our January gorilla trekking options or packages are customized and we organize and arrange the package depending on your time, interests, and budget.

What is the cost of seeing gorillas in January?

Yes while planning a January gorilla trekking safari in Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo, It is important that to know the cost of sing the gorilla in these countries, particularly in February. Generally, the cost of seeing the gorillas means the cost of buying gorilla trekking permit, without a gorilla trekking permit even if you have transportation or accommodation you cannot see gorillas in January. The cost varies from different countries although the experience is the same and under normal circumstances, the price remains the same for all months throughout the year. For Uganda, the gorilla permit costs USD 700 for Foreign Nonresidents, USD600 for foreign residents, and Uganda shillings 250000 for the East African Community (Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, southern Sudan) citizens per person per trek while in Rwanda the gorilla permit higher compared to Uganda and Congo and it cost USD 1500 per person per trek while in Congo the gorilla trekking permit costs USD400 per person per trek.

Other activities that you can do in January other than gorilla trekking

Apart from gorilla trekking safaris or seeing the gorillas in January, there are several activities that you can as well do in the three countries, However, Uganda has got more safari activities than Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Thus while in Uganda Uganda combine your January gorilla trekking safaris with wildlife activities in Uganda safari National Park. Visitors heading to Uganda in January for a gorilla trekking safari can transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruise safaris, Kibale forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking, and habituation experience. Kibale Forest National Park is the park with the highest concentration of primates in the whole of Africa, it has got about 14 species of primates, visits other destinations such as the Rwenzori mountains, the golden monkey safaris in Mgahinga National Park, chimpanzee trekking in Kyambura gorge and several unique destinations in Uganda.

Last-minute booking for January gorilla trekking safaris

Yes, it is important to note that gorilla trekking safaris activities or gorilla permits should be booked in advance to avoid missing out on this activity, however, you shouldn’t relax and mind, just contact Africa adventure vacations as you can get an opportunity to do the last minute gorilla tracking safaris in January with us. As long as you contact us, we shall immediately check for the availability of the gorilla trekking permits with the Uganda wildlife Authority (Uganda), Rwanda Development Board(Rwanda), and the Virunga National Park Authority (Democratic Republic of Congo).these are the bodies responsible for issuing of gorilla permits in the respective countries, Once we have found the availability of the permits then we shall get back to you accordingly basing on your January dates to track or see the gorillas and then continue and book you the gorilla permits.

The highlight of the activities that you can do in January

Gorilla trekking in both Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo

Chimpanzee tracking. This can be done in Uganda’s Kibale forest national park, Queen Elizabeth, Kalinzu forest, and Budongo forest while in Rwanda chimpanzee tracking can be done in Nyungwe forest National Park.

Safari game drives in Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park, Murchison Falls National Park, Kidepo Valley National Park all in Uganda, and Rwanda, you can do game drives in Akagera national park

Engage in boat cruise safari on Kazinga channel, Lake Victoria, and riverine among other activities. In all the national parks you will be able to spot different wildlife species in January and this means that January gorilla trekking safaris can be combined with wildlife and cultural safaris as well.

When to book a gorilla trekking safaris in January (Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo)

For visitors planning to book their gorilla trekking safaris in January, you’re advised to do so 3 months in advance to secure that you have booked and secured the gorilla trekking permit. We advise you to book the gorilla permit in advance because sometimes you might choose the date when there is no availability of the permits and you find that you have to reschedule another date. Visitors are also encouraged to book their best safari lodges early to avoid missing out. For example in Uganda, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park, there are four sectors where gorilla trekking is conducted which include Buhoma which is found in the northern side of the park, and usually, visitors have to book in advance since the permits are sold in advance in that stipulated time. Other sectors include Nkuringo and Rushaga in the southern part of Bwindi Impenetrable forest National Park and Ruhija on the Eastern side of the part Bwindi Forest National Park.

What you should carry for your January gorilla trekking safari?

Visitors planning to do gorilla trekking in January need to pack some of the items. Yes as we have seen the months are majorly characterized by sunshine but that doesn’t stop you from bringing some of the items even those that one would have packed during the rainy season because you can expect rain any time. Some of the items that you should pack while going to see gorillas /gorilla safaris in Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda include, the hiking boots, a camera, a hut or cape, rain coast just it happens to rain, a pair of garden gloves, a pail of long stockings, long-sleeved shirt among others.

Plan your January gorilla trekking experience safari with Africa adventure vacations, the famous tour operator based in Kampala Uganda, and experience in organizing and conducting gorilla trekking safaris to Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. We are reliable and instant.

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