What to pack for the gorilla trekking tour in Uganda?
What to pack for the gorilla trekking tour in Uganda? Gorilla trekking activity is an adventurous activity that tourists participate in while hiking through the dense tropical rain forests of Uganda in search of endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitats. Mountain gorillas reside in dense tropical rain forests on a higher altitude. Gorilla trekking is done in three countries of Uganda, Rwanda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Out of the three gorilla countries, Uganda is the only country that harbors more than half of all population of gorillas remaining in the world. Mountain gorillas in Uganda occupy the densely forested parks of Bwindi Impenetrable and Mgahinga national parks. These gorilla safaris give a remarkable experience to travelers participating in gorilla trekking on either of these countries particularly on a Uganda gorilla safari destination.
The fact that gorilla trekking parks in Uganda are located in tropical rain forests which are on higher altitude and elevation, there higher chances that the weather conditions are humid, rainy, and cold especially during the night hours. It is therefore advisable that when you’re going for gorillas trekking in Uganda parks of Bwindi and Mgahinga you need to pack the following items that will help you cope up with weather conditions surrounding these park as well as aiding you to get the best gorilla trekking experience.
You need to pack and carry energy-giving goods or snacks. This can be got from your hotel in the form of enough and drinking water. Gorilla trekking safari in Uganda might take long hours in the jungle and you might not enjoy your trek if you miss carrying such kinds of foods.
Gorilla trekking is a lifetime experience that you will live to remember and you will need to carry Cameras and enough batteries. The gorillas are exciting that you won’t fail to grab a photo of them. Remember you will spend only one hour with the gorillas and it is through this hour that you will take photos, recordings as you learn different behaviors of gorillas.
Another important requirement you will need to carry for gorilla trekking safari in Uganda is a gorilla trekking permit. A gorilla trekking permit is a card that will enable you access to either of two Ugandan parks where gorillas are found (Bwindi & Mgahinga). You need to book this permit in advance because of the demand.
You need to carry long-sleeved shirts and trousers as these are important in the protection of your body from scratches caused by tree branches and other sharp plant species you may encounter while in the forest.
You need to pack insect repellant to stop mosquitoes and other forest insects from biting you and cause unnecessary diseases.
As you’re on a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda especially in both Bwindi and Mgahinga, it is automatic that you encounter bird species. If necessary you need to pack a pair of binoculars to enable you to see clearly the far birds only if you are interested in birding.
You will need to carry hiking shoes especially gumboots gloves and long stockings. The shoes must be covering the ankle and comfortable for you to step on the ground whether slippery or muddy. A walking stick may also be necessary to make you firm or provide you with support on the ground especially when it rains and trails become slippery. Gloves are useful in making your hands safe while trekking.
It will be ideal for you to carry a first aid box with basically medicine prescription. You can stock simple medicine such as pain killers, malaria treatment drugs, cotton, liniment which u you can use in case you get muscular pain as a result of trekking long distance. Bandages, razor blades among others.
You will need to pack a waterproof back parker and a waterproof jacket. All these will help in case it rains. Back proof will help to protect all your packages while a waterproof jacket will keep you warm during cold weather conditions.
Lastly, you may need to higher the services of a porter who will help you with your luggage.
Once you have a list of what to pack for the gorilla trekking tour in Uganda then your set for a gorilla safari in Uganda’s wildness. Book with us for the best gorilla trekking tour in Uganda.