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Best Insect Repellent for a Gorilla Safari in Uganda

Wondering why this article is about the best insect repellent for a gorilla safari in Uganda? Here is why;

Uganda is known as the best gorilla trekking safari destination in Africa. Uganda gorilla trekking safari is done in the densely forested tropical jungles of Bwindi impenetrable national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park.

These national parks are within the Albertine rift which is one of the most fertile and productive areas in Africa which means a lot of wild species survive there.

Mountain gorillas live in their natural habitat therefore they are in the wild with other insects, both crawling and flying.

What you wear for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda must be one of the things that protect you from the biting insects however, carrying an insect repellent would do you good.

Before you purchase any insect repellent (a substance applied to skin or clothing to discourage insects from landing or climbing on) keep in mind that mountain gorillas are very susceptible to diseases and some repellents could be of harm.

Since we love to see your safari become enjoyable, these insect repellent tips were put together to help you plan.

Recommendable Best Insect Repellent for a Gorilla Safari in Uganda

Australian RID repellent is good if you can access it. It can be purchased online and in medical stores. It’s a high-quality repellent that offers before and after bite protection from any kind of insects. They come in both creams and sprays for all protection outdoor.

Best insect repellent for a gorilla safari in Uganda
Australian RID creams

For clothing Permethrin treatment is good since it can last longer. Permethrin cream can be applied to your skin for more than 8 hours. One cream can be applied once.

Permethrin lotion can be used on your hair, wash your hair with a shampoo and dry your hair till just damp.

When using the cream be cautious of sensitive body parts like the eyes. Permethrin treatment is good even after the gorilla trek in case of any bites.

Natural insect repellents like rosemary oil, citronella, soybean oil, lemon eucalyptus put in a spray bottle is of help for those who wouldn’t love to use chemicals.

Before applying insect repellent, remember to apply sun screen 20 minutes earlier. Only one tin and 1 roll on is enough for a single person throughout the trip.

Neutral color clothing is good for your safari. Strong color clothes will attract insects to climb compared to safari color clothing like kaki clothing, wearing these color clothing could in fact reduce the need of insect repellent.

If buying insect repellent is inconveniencing, then purchase already pre-treated clothes for a gorilla trekking tour in Uganda.

Let nothing get into your way during your safari, check your bag and find the best insect repellent for a memorable safari at the heart of Africa.

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