Gorilla Trekking Gear, What to Wear for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo
When transferring to Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo for Gorilla Trekking Adventures, we recommend you carry/ pack the right Gear to enjoy every moment around the rare species of Mountain Gorillas and Lowland Gorillas in their natural forest vegetation habitat.
Dress codes are informal. Daytime temperatures are generally warm, so Bring lots of light clothing, supplemented by light sweaters for the cool evenings and heavier clothing for the higher altitudes especially Bwindi Forest National Park.
When tracking gorillas layering your clothing is the best idea and we suggest: long sleeved shirts, cotton or gore tex trousers, strong walking shoes with ankle support, socks that you can tuck your trousers into, light gloves to protect your hands from thorns and nettles, a hat and sunglasses to provide protection against the sun and a waterproof jacket in neutral colors may come in handy in the moist mountains, insect repellents.
Travel light and remember that soft-sided luggage is required.
One medium sized duffel bag and one small day pack (carry-on) per person should be adequate. Laundry services are available at most accommodations.
You should also pack some zip lock bags for spare clothing, cameras, binoculars and film. Please note that you are not allowed to use a flash
when photographing Gorillas. It is a good idea to take along several different speeds of film (64 to 1000) as gorillas can be found in open sun or in the dark underbrush of the forest.