GORILLA TREKKING RULES AND REGULATIONS
Gorilla Trekking is the most known tourism activity which involves constant movement on foot into the dense forests of Bwindi forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park in search for mountain gorillas and once they are seen, tourists can spend an hour with them in their natural environment. Uganda harbors half of the total worlds’ endangered mountains gorillas making Uganda the most visited gorilla destination.
General health rules
• Gorilla trekking only allows a maximum of 8 people to track each habituated gorilla family per day.
• If you are not feeling well, you are advised not to visit any gorilla family and your money will be refunded or an alternate visit will be arranged for you.
• Do not dump any rubbish during gorilla trekking in any of those national parks
• Keep a distance of 7 meters (21 feet) away from the mountain gorillas so as to prevent the gorillas from getting infected with human diseases.
• Always wash your hands before going for the Gorilla trekking experience.
• In case you want to ease yourself, you can talk to your guide so that he can dig up a 30cm deep hole and cover it when you are done.
• If you want to cough or sneeze always turn your head away from the gorillas or cover your nose and mouth in the presence of mountain gorillas in order to minimize the spread of diseases.
• keep your voices low always while trekking these giant apes in this thick forest as well as you view other wildlife species like birds, animals such as bush pigs, monkeys, forest elephants among others.