WHAT TO PACK FOR MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING
These are some of the items to pack for your gorilla trekking tour while planning for your mountain gorilla tour, here is a list to consider carrying in order to enhance your gorilla trekking experience.
Ensure that you carry ankle waterproof boots which support hiking but light in weight that will enable you to climb these steep slopes as well as making you walk through the gentle slopes within the tropical forests easily. while looking for the endangered mountain gorillas which move from one place to another within these national Parks, be it Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Volcanoes national park, and Mgahinga National Park.
Travelers should carry Rain jackets that are waterproof, windproof, and with a hood. According to your preference. This is due to the fact that forests in these National Parks influence rainfall, whether it’s a wet season or dry season, Bwindi Impenetrable National Park has a Tropical rainforest and its climate is influenced, there is no guarantee that it won’t rain, the vegetation, ground are always wet mostly in the morning hours because of the humid conditions.
Travelers should always also carry gloves that are similar to garden gloves for the protection of their hands during the trek through the forests in these National Parks. As they climb the steep slopes, muddy gentle slopes, and the ground always wet sometimes, it can be slippery for you may need to hold some plants or branches for support.
Travelers require to carry long trousers, at least 2pairs to protect you from small insects and bugs. Long trousers also protect tourists from scratches because you may slide on the steep slopes
Long-sleeved shirts/long-sleeved blouses for the Ladies.
Travelers should carry long-sleeved shirts because it protects you from the insects, itchy plants, sunlight, and scratches from tree branches.
A Pair of Binoculars
Travelers should carry a Binocular to enable you to view other various Plant and animal species within the National Parks in the tropical forest, besides you going for Mountain Gorilla trekking. Like in Bwindi impenetrable forest National Park houses other animals Elephants, buffaloes, chimpanzees, black and white colobus monkeys, buffaloes, and more than 350 bird species.
Travelers should ensure that they carry good cameras as they go on the mountain gorilla trek, Gorilla photography will leave you with a lifetime memorable adventure. travelers should carry extra batteries to avoid disappointments.
Travelers should carry trekking poles which will enable them to balance the steep slopes within the forests as they trek. Although some lodges provide them for you or your guide may cut a bamboo stick for you that acts as poles.
Energy giving Snacks
Mountain gorilla trekking may require tourists to carry some energy giving snacks since trekking involves hiking for long hours within the tropical rainforest step slopes. Lodges in either Uganda or Rwanda always have these snacks and can be packed for you.