What to Pack On Gorilla Trekking Safaris : Gorilla trekking is done in thick vegetation and tropical rainforest where you recommended carrying useful essentials to make your Gorilla trekking successful.
Long Sleeved shirts and trousers;
Where gorilla trekking is conducted there are kinds of vegetables some with thorns and tracking trails are filled with red ants which might bite you. So to make things simple you are required to carry long-sleeved trousers and sleeved shirts to wear during the tracking experience. Additionally, we recommend you pack both shirt and trousers waterproofed to keep you safe from all sorts of weather conditions.
Porters are available within the park and they offer assistance to you to carry your heavy luggage during the gorilla trekking safari. Porters will help you, reduce the heavy weight burden of luggage on your back as you trek mountain gorillas. Therefore, we recommend you book porters to help you carry luggage before commencing your gorilla trekking experience to avert tiring while still on the Gorilla Safari.
Camera with extra batteries
However, gorilla trekking is experiential and makes it an unforgettable thrilling experience in the thick wilderness of Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park. Gorillas are known as the landlords of the Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park thus offering a great capture moment with gentle giants. Gorilla trekking is a quite memorable experience. All you need is to carry a digital camera with extra batteries to capture memorable videos.
Energy-boosting snacks and drinks
Gorilla trekking safaris always tend to be lengthy yet they involve a lot of trekking to allocate the mountain gorilla family. Fact, the gorilla trekking experience lasts between 2 -8 hours. Therefore, you need to have a heavy break to sustain you till you return to the lodge for lunch after the gorilla trekking experience.
Rules About Gorilla Trekking Safaris
Ensure to remember that littering at the park is highly prohibited and if you have some rubbish with you, you should carry them back with you.
Don’t get tempted to feed the gorillas.
Do not touch on gorillas are wild animals
There is a limited number of 8 people allowed to trek gorillas.
There is a maximum age limit of 15 years and above and below that age is not allowed.
Constant hikes, treks, and movements may lead to body loss of water, and the only way to survive while amid the jungle. You need to carry enough water for drinking in order not to rehydrate the body.
Pair of Binocular(What to Pack On Gorilla Trekking Safaris)
There are the best items used by bird lovers who take part in the gorilla trekking safari. These essentials feature a great rewarding view of bird species in the far distance.
Your gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park will take you to the slippery tracking trails, and spot into the thorny and itchy weeds. You need garden gloves to help you to avoid touching mud on the slippery area or being injured from the thorny weed and broken branches in these forests which gives you discomfort along the safari.
Rain Jackets (What to Pack On Gorilla Trekking Safaris)
Bwindi is a tropical rainforest where rain is unpredictable and therefore you are requested to carry a rain Jacket or waterproof clothing worn to help you along the activity within the park.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park tends to receive heavy rainfall thus making the soil soft and wet. So along your safari, you’re required to carry comfortable rubble boots or shoes to enable you in support as you hike through slippery forest trails, especially during the wet season which tends to happen from March to May and October to November. Although during dry seasons, comfortable hiking shoes are needed for easy hiking.
Take note; Tourists planning to go for gorilla trekking tours, have to first obtain their Gorilla Trekking Permits to access the natural habitat of gorillas.
Gorilla trekking permits in Uganda cost USD700 per person and Rwanda’s gorilla permits double Uganda’s price which goes to USD1,500 per person per trek. Gorilla trekking Safari can take about 30 to 7 hours depending on the mountain gorilla’s movements and once are gorilla family is allocated one hour is given to the trackers to spend with them as you learn about their lifestyle and stunning behaviors.
Volcanoes National Park is Rwanda’s top visited tourist destination because it’s home to unique endangered mountain gorillas, located in the northwestern region of Rwanda, and it’s only 2 hours drive from Kigali to access the main destination.
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is located in the southwestern Uganda region and is popularly renowned as a home to half the remaining mountain gorillas in the wild. the park hosts over 22 habituated gorilla families –groups divided into four gorilla trekking sectors that is Rushaga, Buhoma, Ruhija, and Nkuringo. Bwindi is approximately an 8 to 9 hours drive and alternatively, you can use a scheduled or charter domestic flight by Aerolink Uganda or Bar Aviation from Entebbe International Airport land within 1:30 hours to Kihihi or Kisoro Airstrip.