What to pack for a Gorilla Trekking safari in Uganda, Congo and Rwanda, essential gorilla trekking gear to bring, It’s important to come well prepared for the incredible experience of tracking mountain gorillas in south western Uganda,s Bwindi forest national park or Mgahinga national park however you don’t need too much gear. Note that domestic flights usually have luggage limited to 20 kilograms per person. Here’s our advice on what you should pack for a gorilla trekking safari in Uganda:
Sturdy, waterproof hiking boots with good ankle support. Make sure your shoes are well worn-in before departing to avoid any nasty blisters.
Light, breathable, waterproof jackets and trousers, and long-sleeved shirts. It’s important to wear light, long layers due to the variable weather and to avoid any insect bites.
Face masks and sanitizer are essential due this covid19 pandemic as face masks are mandatory even before the pandemic
Warm layers for the chilly mornings and cold nights.
Long, lightweight woolen socks.
Wide-brimmed hat and sunglasses for sun protection.
Toiletries such as sun cream, insect repellent, after-sun, bite relief cream and lip balm.
Garden gloves to protect your hands as you grip the vegetation during your trek.
A small backpack to carry your water, lunch, extra clothes, binoculars and camera.
Camera with extra lenses and batteries. Bring more memory than you think you need.
Binoculars to have a clear view of everything and to spot other wildlife such as birds and monkeys.
Snacks – the trek can be quite strenuous, so bring some snacks for extra energy.
A reusable water bottle to limit waste as you’ll need to bring plenty of drinking water on your trek.