Gorilla Trekking packing List

While planning for a gorilla safari to Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic republic of congo, ensure to have a well equipped packing list. The inclusions in the gorilla trekking packing list is one of the frequently asked questions by most travelers planning a gorilla tour. Gorilla Trek Africa brings you a detailed list of what you need to pack for gorilla trekking assuring you of a great and memorable experience. Each feature in the packing list is helpful in a different way at some time in the trekking process. For a trekker to hike in the forested, muddy grounded and slippery environment, with stinging nestles, thorny bushes, unpredictable weather conditions and ground insects, the below packing list is very helpful.
1-2 long sleeved shirts,
3 short sleeved t-shirts
2 –3 pairs of light weight slacks/trousers – that can dry quickly (if wearing on treks)
– 1 pair of shorts
– 1 sweater or sweatshirt
– A waterproof and windproof jacket
– 1 skirt ( for women)
– Gloves – gardening or similar (for gorilla trekking)
– Strong waterproof walking boots – pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking (heavy soled rain boots also work well)
– Pair of sports sandals like Tevas
– Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection
– Sleepwear
– Underwear
– Lightweight wool socks
– Swimsuit (and a plastic bag)

Miscellaneous
– Sunscreen
– Sunglasses with neck strap
– Insect repellent with DEET
– Small day pack
– Flashlight
– Binoculars
– Extra batteries
– Camera and extra lenses
– Film particularly fast film for the gorillas.
– Personal toiletries
– Prescription medicines and possibly prescription itself
– Kleenex tissues
– Small notebook
First Aid Kit including rehydration sachets, anti-diarrhea medicine, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids, motion sickness pills, lip balm, eye drops and personal medication.