WHAT ARE THE GORILLA TREKKING RULES AND REGULATIONS IN UGANDA
Gorilla trekking is the most popular tourist activity which involves constant movement on foot into the dense forests of Bwindi forest and Mgahinga gorilla national park in search of mountain gorillas. Once they are seen, tourists can spend an hour with them in their natural environment. Uganda harbors half of the total world's 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 ill, you should avoid visiting 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 7-meter (21-foot) distance between you and the mountain gorillas to avoid infecting them with human diseases.
• Always wash your hands before embarking on a gorilla trekking adventure.
• If you want to take it easy, talk to your guide about digging a 30cm deep hole and covering it when you're done.
• When coughing or sneezing in the presence of mountain gorillas, always turn your head away from the gorillas or cover your nose and mouth to prevent disease transmission.
• Keep your voices low while trekking these colossal apes through the dense forest, as well as when viewing other wildlife species such as birds and animals such as bush pigs, monkeys, and forest elephants, among others.