Gorilla trekking safaris in July for Uganda Congo and Rwanda- July is known as the months for peak season or the month with good climatic conditions favorable for gorilla trekking in Uganda, Congo, and Rwanda. Would you like to come to Africa in July to see the endangered mountain gorillas but you are wondering if July is the best time to travel? Africa adventure vacations bring you all the gorilla-related information in July. The best time to trek gorillas in Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo is during the peak season or dry season from June to September and then December to February. The other month from March to May and then October to November are regarded as low or wet seasons with heavy rainfall counts. However, the gorilla trekking can be done all months of the year and now we focus on your organizing and planning your gorilla trekking safari in July.
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 trekking 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.
The best time for trekking or seeing the gorillas in Africa is during the dry season and we have already seen that July is characterized by heavy sunshine and low levels of rainfall which means that July is one of the best months for organizing the gorilla trekking safari in Uganda and Rwanda. July is a dry month and this makes it perfect for one to visit and see gorillas in the mentioned parks
During gorilla trekking activity in July for Uganda, Rwanda, and Congo, the weather in Bwindi and Mgahinga and Virunga Nations Park is generally dry with few showers making it the real tropical characteristics which you will experience. All the dry months offer the best opportunities for visiting the gorillas and therefore other than July, you can look out for other dry months which include January, august, June, December, and September. You need to note that although July is dry, you can still experience rains since the gorillas stay in the tropical rain forests experience the tropical climate that is characterized by both wet and dry conditions.
For visitors planning to book their gorilla trekking safaris in July, you’re advised to do so in advance like 3 months in advance such that you can know that your gorilla permit for July has been booked and secured 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 lodge s 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.
There are several July 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 July which include the 3- day gorilla tracking safaris in both Uganda and Rwanda, we also organize the 5-day 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 July gorilla trekking options or packages are customized and we organize and arrange the package depending on your time, interests, and budget.
Yes while planning a July 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 this country, particularly in July. 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 July. 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.
Apart from gorilla trekking safaris or seeing the gorillas in July, 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 combine your July gorilla trekking safaris with wildlife activities in Uganda safari National Park. Visitors heading to Uganda in July for gorilla trekking safari can transfer to Queen Elizabeth National Park for game drives and boat cruise safaris, go to Murchison falls National Park, 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. Other destinations in Uganda where you can go include the Kidepo valley National Park, Lake Mburo National Park among others, in Rwanda, visitors can go to Akagera National Park for game viewing.
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 July 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 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 July dates to track or see the gorillas and then continue and book you the gorilla permits.
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 July and this means that July gorilla trekking safaris can be combined with wildlife and cultural safaris as well.
For visitors planning to book their gorilla trekking safaris in February, 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 lodge 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.
For visitors interested in taking gorilla trekking safaris in July, you need to contact us at African Adventure Vacations with your preferred date, months, and the year of the travel safari. Once we get this we shall check for the availability of the high season gorilla permits with the Uganda Wildlife Authority and then we notify you accordingly. Here we do the gorilla packages basing on your interests, time, and budget. Upon confirmation of the availability, we shall send you an invoice to start paying and once you have paid then we shall go to UWA head office and pay for you your gorilla permit and then send you the details of the receipts bearing your names.
The moment we pay for your July gorilla permit at the Uganda Wildlife Offices, the Authority will provide us with the receipt-bearing your names and the originality as well as the region of the park or the park where you’re going to trek the gorillas from. The dates for gorilla trekking will be the same as those agreed upon. Thus at African Adventure Vacations, we shall send you the scanned company of the receipts for you to see and for the gorilla permit for may are printed a few weeks usually two weeks to the date of gorilla trekking.
Visitors planning to do gorilla trekking in July 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 July 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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