How To Pack For A Gorilla Safari In Uganda?

How to Pack for a Gorilla Safari in Uganda?

How to Pack for a Gorilla Safari in Uganda : What to pack for a gorilla safari in Uganda is a famous question
asked by most of the travelers coming to Uganda. Mountain
gorillas harbor the remote regions which have no access to
modern services and also at the mountainous areas. Their jungles
are impenetrable thicket and tangled green with walking trails.
You have to wake up for the early gorilla trekking which sets off at
The temperature is not reliable so you have to carry with you
some comfortable and warm clothing’s plus waterproof shoes.
Neglect clothes which may make you look like a sore thumb
attract unnecessary attention. The gorilla trekking experience
attracts more travelers and most of them are new, they don’t know
what to pack so here below we bring you a list of what you should
pack for your gorilla safari in Uganda.

Trekking boots

Trekking boots

When coming for a gorilla trekking experience you should pack
the gorilla trekking boots for hiking. You have to hike while looking
for the endangered mountain gorillas. And also, the nature of the
forest, altitude and the terrain need light weight hiking boots for
the activity to go on smoothly.

Hand Sanitizers and Face Masks

To ensure maximum safety for one ‘self in this Covid-19 pandemic
period during the Uganda safari, you have to carry hand sanitizer
and face masks with you so that to experience a successful gorilla

Rain jacket

You have to carry a rain jacket with you which is water and wind has to be with a hood for covering the head and the hair

whether its wet or dry season because the forests in the park
attract rain especially Bwindi impenetrable forest which has
tropical rain forest and the climate is influenced by the micro
condition of the area. Therefore, rain is expected any time in this

Long trousers

Long trousers help protect your body from tree scratches, bites
from bugs safari ants and other small insects. Your trouser must be tacked in your hiking boots to avoid dangerous insects from entering your trousers. The trousers also must be water proofed
so that to avoid wetting them when kneeling down to capture the clear view of the photos in case of photo shoot. You are
recommended to carry only khaki and jean trousers.

Garden gloves

The forest can get slippery during gorilla trekking and you need to
touch down or on some plants for support. Some plants are
prickly and itching in that they can harm you when touched on
and also to avoid germs when you touch down you have to carry
the garden gloves to avoid all that sort of inconvenience during
your gorilla trekking experience in Uganda.

Hat and sun glasses

You have to pack the hat and the sun glasses to cater for your
head and the eyes during the hot season and the abrupt hot days
sun glasses should be carried to protect the eyes from the direct
strong sun rays.

Cameras and extra batteries.

You are advised to pack your camera when planning for the
adventurous safari in Uganda. You have to carry extra batteries to be on a safer side because you will have to take as many photos as possible for your remembrance. When taking gorilla
photographs you are highly recommended to switch off the flash lights.


To spot and have a clear view of the birdlife which are over 350 in
Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, distant animal like the
elephants, and birds and other small tiny insects you have to be
with a binocular. You can view some other distant plants and the
beautiful sceneries with in the national park even though you are
heading for a gorilla trekking experience.

Energy giving snacks

Since trekking takes long hours, you are advised to pack some
energy giving snacks. You will be given time to rest and take your
snacks so that to be able to gain energy. You can inform your
hotel in Uganda to pack them for you.


Since gorilla trekking is tiring you may need a helping hand to
push you a bit. We recommend our clients to hire porters at an
affordable fee and it is also you have to put in mind
that through hiring portieres you are contributing to the
development of a community indirectly.
You should also come along with personal toiletries, a first aid kit
with prescribed medications like anti-diarrhea medicine, hydration
sachets, antiseptic cream, eye drops, moist towels, plasters
among the rest.
Lastly but not the least you have to pack a note book, all your
travel documents like passport, travel insurance, inoculations plus
your next of kin personal details.

For more information about what to pack for gorilla safari in
Uganda, contact our travel experts on or call us directly on
+256-775630809 or 0784912876 speak to our customer care

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