Packing List for Gorilla Trekking Safari

Packing List for Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Packing List for Gorilla Trekking Safari

Packing List for Gorilla Trekking Safari are the different items that a traveler should carry before they embark on a gorilla trekking safari. For travelers after paying for their gorilla tour package that includes gorilla permits, transport, and accommodation. The next step followed is to make sure that you pack the essentials that are right for gorilla trekking activity on a gorilla safari. You should note that gorilla trekking clothes are the same gears to carry on safari to Uganda Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga national park as well as to that of Volcanoes National park in Rwanda. So another question to ask yourself is what to pack for your gorilla trekking safari. What we can advise to our clients is that when your gorilla safari is combined with wildlife tour you might need more essentials to be packed just to be on the safe side during your safari in Uganda.

Packing List for Gorilla Trekking Safari  Listed below: 

Hiking bootsThis is the most important item to be packed since gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park, Mgahinga national park and Volcanoes national park gorilla trekking carried out in these parks involves in hiking in search for the mountain gorillas. And this because of the nature of the forest and the terrain, altitude, which requires trekkers to wear lightweight hiking boots for the activity. This hiking boots is a must as you choose what to pack for your gorilla trekking safari adventure in Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park.

Rain jacket: You should also consider when packing your items for gorilla trekking safari as it is well concerned that Bwindi Impenetrable national park is a montane rain forest and rain can fall any time of the day and in order for you to be protected from rain, you need to pack your rain jacket. During peak season it’s when most of the travelers prefer to visit national parks like in the month of June, August and September in order to avoid rainy seasons of March, April, and May. When you’re choosing what to pack for your gorilla trek in Bwindi impenetrable national park never forget to pack Rain Jacket or poncho.    

Cameras and extra batteries: Photography is very important to travelers along with your safari and you should make sure that you pack your cameras with extra batteries as you will acquire to take as many photographs in 1 hour for your future remembrance. Please you should not use flash cameras.

Garden GlovesGarden Gloves are also important because they provide protection to your hand from touching in dirty muds, or sharp sticks during your gorilla trekking experience. As your trekking in this forest, the area can be slippery and somehow you need to hold on just in case something happens. These gloves will, therefore, protect you from germs and other itching plants, trees that may scratch your hands. Please you must consider these gloves as an important packing item on your gorilla safaris.
Energy Giving snacks

Physical Fitness: The traveler should note that, this is an activity that has unpredictable timing, but it can take 30 to 8 hours while trekking depending on their previous location. So it requires your body to be physically fit in order to be able to found the habituated gorilla families. And for this case, you’re advised to carry some energy giving supplements like snacks. Before embarking for your gorilla trekking experience in the forest, you need to carry your packed lunch box, lots of mineral water bottles as you never know, when you will return to your lodge. This energy giving snacks can be bought in Uganda’s supermarkets by the help of a guide or tour operator.

Long Sleeved Shirt /Blouse/Trouser: Travelers are advised to pack their long sleeved trousers, shirt/blouse /shocking for your next gorilla trekking. During your trekking activity, you should make sure that you wear your long trousers, blouses, stocking and hiking boots to avoid insect bite such as safari ants entering your trousers of which jeans and katchi trousers can do it better.

Pair of Binoculars: Without forgetting the pair of binoculars which helps in giving out clear viewing of species in the forest. Bwindi impenetrable forest is a home of over 350 bird species, primates like chimpanzees, white and black colobus monkeys, forest elephants, buffaloes and during your trek in search for mountain gorillas, you will have an opportunity of viewing clear species of trees, birds and wild animals.

Hat and Sun Glasses: Visiting Bwindi impenetrable national park in the month of June to September and December to February which are drier seasons, you need to carry your hat to protect you from the strong sun rays and also sunglasses to protect you from direct sunlight.

Packing List for Gorilla Trekking Safaris
Packing List for Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Porters for your gorilla trek: Gorilla trekking experience requires travelers to be helped by the porters which is an extra optional item. Since gorilla trekking can be strenuous and you may need someone to give you a push on the way to locate gorillas. These porters go for a fee which is worth to be paid and remember that porters used in here are still school going students either in their vacation or school dropout due to lack of school fees.

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