Encounter Africa safaris offers discounts to all those interested in travelling during low season. With the suspension of  low season gorilla and chimpanzee permits which used to be at USD450.00 and USD100 respectively, Encounter Africa safaris still offer discounts on transport, transfers and accommodation if you book with us a low season gorilla safari in April, May and November. Please note that effective January 2018, low season gorilla permits or discounted gorilla permits will be no more and the price of gorilla permits is to be at USD800.00 per person per trek all through January to December 2026. Discounted gorilla permits at $500 are available for African citizens, and $700 for Foreign residents with a working permits in Uganda. All East African citizens can buy gorilla permits at only $80 (Uganda shillings 300,000onlly)

Our Low season gorilla safaris help you save over 30% of the total cost since we are able to negotiate good rates from our service providers. Benefit from the discounts that we get from Lodges and as well as our transportation. There other advantages of travelling during low season where by there is no competition and shortage of gorilla permits since few people come during the months of April, May and November. You will therefore be guaranteed of gorilla and chimpanzee permits since they normally don’t run out of stock during these months. If you are a game or wildlife lover, low season provides an environment where game drives in Queen Elizabeth, Murchison Falls National Park or any other national park tend not be over crowded. This enables you to view wildlife in its natural environment without much interruption. Taking photos is also much easier both on game drives and  boat cruises. Many people are scared to travel during low season due to that fact that it tends to be rainy. While this is true, Uganda can be visited anytime of the year and even if it rains, it does not rain the whole day. Thus you are able to do your safari activities normally. Save money by booking Encounter Africa safaris Low season gorilla safaris.

Best Time To Go

On paper, the best time to trek gorillas in Uganda and Rwanda is during the drier months of June, July, August and early September. During these months, these months experience less rainfall compared to months such as April, May and November. Read more >

Gorilla Permit Booking

A gorilla permit is a must have document to be allowed into the jungles to track these wonderful creatures. Encounter Africa Safaris provides relevant gorilla permit booking information for Rwanda and Uganda to enable you plan your gorilla safari well. Red More >

What Should You Pack?

One of the most asked question about gorilla trekking is what to pack for a gorilla trek in Uganda or Rwanda. You need Hiking boots, a rain jacket, garden gloves, long sleeved shirts, a backpack, drinking water, energy giving foods among others for you to successfully prepare for your gorilla trek. Read More >

General Gorilla Tracking Rules

If you're planning a gorilla trip (which of course you are because you're here), you need to know the tracking rules and regulations to avoid getting in trouble with the law makers. Be quiet, don't throw gabbage in the forest, don't get so close, avoid camera shatter sound and bla bla ... Read more >