The Gorilla Treks offered by Amahoro Tours are incredibly amazing adventures all around. Between the beautiful landscapes of Africa and the sightings of gorillas, you’re in for an experience that you’ll never forget.
Today, we’ll be getting into the details regarding different equipment you’ll want to make sure you have when you’re exploring and seeing gorillas. After all, you wouldn’t want your amazing memories to be tarnished because you were under-prepared!
Considering that you’ll be in an environment that you’ve (probably) never been to, it’s important to review the clothing that you’ll appreciate having in tow during your journey. The terrain that you’ll be traveling in is a rainforest, so you’ll want to plan accordingly.
We recommend that you wear waterproof boots, and hiking boots are most conducive with navigating the terrain. This will keep your feet from getting wet in the event of sporadic rainstorms, and it gives you the freedom to walk through puddles without fear!
To further prepare for potential rain that you may face during your journey, be sure to pack a raincoat or poncho in your pack, readily available (oh yes, make sure you bring a daypack to carry your belongings). Also, either wear or pack waterproof pants or rain pants! You want to have full coverage.
It’s important to be prepared for rain, as you’ll likely experience some. And after all, being soaking wet can detract from the joy you experience in any situation, even if you’re in the majestic rain forests of Africa.
Other than sufficient rain gear, you’ll want to have a hat, gloves, and a long sleeve shirt to cover your head, hands, and arms. The forests you’ll be exploring during your trek have stinging nettles and other plants that could induce itching. Additionally, these items will generally protect you from getting scratched by twigs and such as you navigate the forests.
Other than rainproof and nature-conducive clothing, there are a few other items that you’ll want to bring along.
First and foremost, make sure to bring 1-2 liters of water and some light snacks to keep yourself hydrated and nourished throughout the trek. But remember, don’t eat in the presence of gorillas (learn more here in our rules for gorilla treks).
Beyond that, bring a camera (just make sure that the flash is off, the reason being camera flashes frighten gorillas) and perhaps a journal in your pack so you can take notes and document the amazing experience!
At Amahoro Tours, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with experiences that they A) can’t experience anywhere else, and B) they’ll never forget.
Hopefully, you’re here because you’re preparing for your gorilla trek in the Congo, Rwanda, or Uganda. If that’s the case, we hope that you gained some helpful information from this blog!
If you’re here because you’re considering going on a gorilla trek in Africa, please visit our tours page to see all the amazing experiences we offer! We provide a wide array of responsible tourism experiences, and we guarantee that you’ll find one that satisfies your adventurer’s spirit!
As always, if you have any questions about a tour you’re going on or the tours that we offer, contact us today!