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The enjoyment of the amazing gorilla trekking experience to Democratic republic of Congo starts with the packing list, clothes to wear and When Planning for Congo Gorilla tour in Kahuzi Biega National Park be mindful of what to bring for Gorilla Trekking in Congo, always pack the African clothing wear for memorable safari adventure.
You will be required to carry gloves to protect you hands during your gorilla trekking safari. As you move in Kahuzi Biega, remember that it can get slippery and somehow you need to hold on something just in case such happens. If you happen to touch some itching plants, trees or even climbing trees, you may be harmed. These gloves will therefore protect you from germs and other items that may scratch your hands. Consider including Gloves in your gorilla trekking packing list.
One of the most important items that should be included in your gorilla trekking gear are hiking boots. Gorilla trekking in Kahuzi Biega National park involves trekking/hiking in search for the endangered mountain gorillas. Because of the nature of the forest plus the altitude and terrain, you need light weight hiking boots for this activity. Hiking boots are must as you decide on what to pack for your gorilla trekking adventure in Democratic Republic of Congo Kahuzi Biega National Park.
You are required to have long sleeved trousers/shirts/blouse for your gorilla trekking. Please ensure that you tack in your trousers in your hiking boots to avoid insects such as safari ants entering your trousers. Jeans and Kachi trousers can do this better.
Consider including a rain jacket or poncho in your gorilla trekking packing list as it is very crucial in as far as gorilla trekking gear is concerned. Kahuzi Biega National Park is a tropical rain forest and as such, rain is received through out the whole year. You will never tell when it is going to rain so you need a rain jacket in order to be protected from rain.
Many clients prefer traveling in drier months of June, July, August and beginning of September and try to avoid rainy seasons of March, April and May but being a tropical rain forest, it can rain any time. When deciding on what to pack for your gorilla trek in Kahuzi Biega National Park , a Rain jacket or Poncho should be included.
Photography is an important component of your safari and thus make sure that you have your camera ready, charge your batteries very well and if necessary, carry extra batteries as you will need to take as many photographs in the one hour you will have with the gorillas. Please make sure that you switch off your flash while taking gorilla photographs.
Gorilla trekking can take from 30 minutes to eight or so hours and that’s why a certain level of fitness is required. To add on that, we advise that you carry some energy giving snacks as supplements. Before departing from your lodge, you need to carry your packed lunch and lots of drinking water as you never know when you will return. Energy giving foods can be bought in Uganda or Rwanda so contact or ask your guide to take you to a nearby super market.
Don’t forget that you are on safari and you want to have clear views of everything. Kahuzi Biega National Park is home to over 336 birds, chimpanzees, black and white colubus monkeys among other primates, forest elephants and buffaloes so during your trek in search for the rare mountain gorillas, you will have a chance to spot some of the above.
If it is hot, please carry a hat to protect you from the strong sun rays. You may also need to carry some sun glasses too. These are extra optional.