What to pack during your Gorilla safaris

Do you need to pack anything during your Gorilla trekking safari in East Africa? Yes you do and we are here to guide you on what to pack for your gorilla trekking safari. Below is the list of things you need:

Rain jacket

Since gorilla trekking is done from rain forests which attract rainfall at any time of the day, it is advisable for you to carry a rain jacket so as to keep dry from the falling rain.

Insect repellents

Volcanoes national park is not only a home to the mountain gorillas but also a home to various insects which include mosquitoes and ticks, therefore it is very important to carry insect repellent to avoid insect bites and disease infections like malaria.

Long sleeves and trousers

This is one of the most important things to do by the visitors because gorilla trekking involves trekking through the bushes and trees and wearing long sleeved shirts and trousers can help protect against insect bites and scratches from long, sharp grasses.


It is every adventurers desire to capture the happy moments in the wilderness with the magnificent endangered species (mountain gorillas). You shouldn’t forget to carry a camera or smart phone with you to capture the incredible moments with the mountain gorillas and other wild animals like the spotted hyenas and the golden monkeys you encounter during you trek in the volcanoes national park.

First aid kit

Visitors who intend to go gorilla trekking are advised to carry a first aid kit with them in case they encounter minor injuries during their adventure. Gorilla trekking up in the mountains involve many things, even the things you would not have expected therefore you are urged to carry a first aid kit in case of an injury.

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