Reduced price permits only available for november 2017
Up till now, April, May and November have been the only times that you could secure a discounted gorilla trekking permit in Uganda. Due to it being low season, they are priced at $450 per person for each trek, down from $600; across the border in Rwanda you’ll pay $1500 for a permit. However this year is the last time you will be able to take advantage of this reduced permit price, as the concept of low season is being abolished for a year round flat rate.
Low season has become a misconception in recent years. Yes, it might be wetter in November but this is compensated by clear conditions without the haze of the dryer months, and the cloud cover makes for preferable light conditions. Photographers will be well aware of the challenge of photographing very dark objects in bright light conditions.