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Wild Gorilla Safari Necessities


Hiking boots

Gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park needs hiking therefore tourists need to have some light boots to enable them pass through the forest.

Garden Gloves

As you hike in the forest looking out for the gorillas you will need to hold on the plants, soil and the gloves will protect you from the germs.

Rain Jacket

Bwindi Impenetrable Forest National Park is a tropical rain forest and therefore it rains some times, tourists carry jackets in case it may rain.

Long sleeved shirts/Brouse

Tourists are advised to put on long sleeves because there are always thorns in the forest and insects therefore the sleeves can save you.

Energy giving snacks

Since gorilla tracking takes 2 to 8 hours tourists needs to carry snacks and a lot of water so that they may get energy to track the gorillas.

Cameras and Extra Batteries

You need the cameras because you will take photos of these gorillas together with other primates. However zoom lens which do not scare away gorillas.

Hat and Sun glasses

You will carry these because sometimes the forest is too hot and tourists may need them

Pair of Binoculars

These will help you have clear views of the forest, wildlife attractions and also animals like the buffaloes, lions, leopards and so many others.

Walking sticks

These can be hired at the park and can help you walk through the forest.

Potters for your trek

The potters are just students that may be chased for school fees or they are vacists and if used you help support their studies. These help push you through the forest since some people get hardships and they also carry yours.