Planning a trek and your done with the major requirements like paying for Gorilla permits, accommodation, transport, and others. Africa Treasures brings the last last bit of preparing your backpack that will consist of everything that will help you throughout the trek at any national park.
Africa Treasures home brings you the basic requirements necessary for an amazing Trek;
These are foot-wears that are used while hiking through the forest in search of the jungle giants. They majorly protect your feet from thorns, endangered insects and at times poor terrain even when the weather changes to rainy your still safe. They should be light and comfortable for a better hike.
Long-Sleeved Shirts or T-shirts
You are required to have long-sleeved trousers/shirts/blouse for your gorilla trekking. Please ensure that you tack in your trousers in your hiking boots to avoid insects such as safari ants entering your trousers. Jeans and Kachi trousers can do this better.
Gloves protect your hands from germs infections, endangered insects and itching vegetations plus at times falling on the ground in case of a slippery terrain among others. These gloves should as well be the light and thick body which can not easily be tone.
A rain jacket is a must-have especially those trekking national parks consisting of rainy forests like Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is a tropical rain forest and as such, rain is received throughout the whole year. You will never tell when it is going to rain so you need a rain jacket in order to be protected from the rain.
Snacks and eats
Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to eight or so hours and that’s why a certain level of fitness is required. To add on that, we advise that you carry some energy giving snacks as supplements. Before departing from your lodge, you need to carry your packed lunch and lots of drinking water as you never know when you will return. Energy giving foods can be bought in Uganda or Rwanda so contact or ask your guide to take you to a nearby supermarket.
Cameras and extra batteries
Photography is an important component of your safari and thus makes sure that you have your camera ready, charge your batteries very well and if necessary, carry extra batteries as you will need to take as many photographs in the one hour you will have with the gorillas. Please make sure that you switch off your flash while taking gorilla photographs.
Hat and Sun Glasses
If it is hot, please carry a hat to protect you from the strong sun rays. You may also need to carry some sunglasses too. These are extra options.
Pair of Binoculars
Don’t forget that you are on safari and you want to have clear views of everything. Bwindi Impenetrable National park is home to over 350 birds, chimpanzees, black and white Columbus monkeys among other primates, forest elephants and buffaloes so during your trek in search of the rare mountain gorillas, you will have a chance to spot some of the above.
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