Set off into the verdant wilds of Volcanoes National Park to discover one of the last strongholds of the endangered mountain gorilla.
This Safari Extension is available on request in combination with any of our Scheduled Group Safaris.
Grass is short, so it’s easy to spot wildlife that is concentrated near waterholes.
Ideal Safari season – wildlife is easy to track, and the weather is temperate.
Tropical downpours mean an ideal season for birding and photography.
Cooler weather & nighttime rains mean animals are more active during the day.
Dec, Jan, Feb & Jun, Jul & Aug: The dry season is the most popular time to track gorillas, as it is less likely to rain, making the trails easier to manage. The skies are clear and the sun is shining. It is important to secure your gorilla-tracking permits as early as possible. Average high: 77-81. Average low: 61-64.
Mar, Apr & May: The wettest time of year, with most days clearing to see sunshine as well. Gorilla tracking (and road travel) during this season can be treacherous and best suited to visitors looking for a challenge. Average high: 77-81. Average low: 64.
Sept, Oct & Nov: The light rains begin by October, making these months ideal for birding – and the dramatic skies and scenery provide excellent opportunities for photography. The trails will likely be wet but generally manageable. Average high: 81. Average low: 63.
All seasonal temperatures noted are Fahrenheit.
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