Gorilla Trekking Equipment
Gorilla Trekking Equipment : Gorilla trekking experience is more enjoyable as a life time experience when you pack the right equipment /gears for the safari. Note that gorilla trekking takes place in rough high altitude areas within the forest and requires travelers to be physically fit in the body and mentally, above all you should carry the right equipment to aid you for this memorable adventure.
Therefore, these are the list of essentials you need to bring as you prepare and have a successful gorilla trekking in Africa.
Waterproof hiking boots
Hiking boots are very supportive as essential gears for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park Uganda. Trekkers on Uganda gorilla trekking tour requires the best waterproof hiking boots that are comfortable since the activity is done on foot hiking through the forest trailheads and they also offer support while you are hiking in the wild searching for your gorilla family to trek. These endangered mountain gorillas live in high elevation mostly in montane areas that acts their natural habitats, so you require hiking boots that are lightweights. The hiking boots will protect you from water and piercings.
It’s good to hike for gorilla trekking with a trekking sticks which are provided at the briefing point in all gorilla trekking sectors in Bwindi as well as Mgahinga gorilla national park. Trekking sticks are always available to give out to the tourists taking the hike. Bwindi Impenetrable forest most of the time can be wet since it’s a tropical rain forest which makes it to become a rough area thus providing difficulty in balancing as you hike in rough terrain but the trekking stick provides more support to the trekkers.
Long sleeved shirt/T-shirt
Gorilla trekking is done in the midst of the forest so it requires travelers to carry long sleeved shirt/t-shirt to come out with quite gorgeous adventure. Long sleeved shirts/t-shirts, trousers are essentials which protects you from insects’ bites or scratches from tree branches many more. When choosing the attire outfit on during gorilla trekking, make sure that you pack environmentally friendly clothing and avoid shout colors.
Rain is unpredictable here at Bwindi Impenetrable national park it may fall any time of the day thus making it very cold and for you to be on safe side, you need to pack the right essentials during your visit like sweater, warm clothing, rain jacket or poncho to protect you from rains and sweater to offer you warmth.
Garden gloves are also part of the right gears on gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi Impenetrable national park you should carry with. The fact about searching mountain gorillas involves in hiking that’s why you need gloves to safeguard you from itching plants.
A traveler whose skin is very sensitive; you require to sunscreen your body in order to safeguard your skin from the hot sun heat. Sunscreen lotion must be part of your packing list for gorilla trekking.
They are very important items when it comes to gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Impenetrable national park. Its role is to protect your body from insect bites.
Good camera with no flashlight
A camera is very important item that boosts with memorable photograph for gorilla trekking in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. Make sure you carry a clear camera with no flash disc since flashlight can easily scare the mountain gorillas. And to be on safe side you need enough batteries too in case your battery runs out of power.
Energy giving snacks
During your gorilla trekking experience, you will need packed lunch as energy giving snacks to keep you strong to accomplish the hike. Gorilla treks in Bwindi Impenetrable national park can take 2 to 7 hours and it involves in hiking through the dense vegetation and steep slopes while in search for mountain gorillas.
Since mountain gorilla trekking can take long hours making it a strenuous adventure. So a bottled water becomes an item you need to carry it in case you’re much excited to embark on gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. You need to pack plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated.
Other essential gears to carry on gorilla trekking tour in Bwindi Impenetrable national park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park include; pair of binoculars, socks, pants daypack and water proof that helps you to protect your important documents, toiletries.
Lastly a traveler planning to trek mountain gorillas in Bwindi Impenetrable National park and Mgahinga Gorilla national park Uganda never forget to pack the above listed gears and equipment as a must.