What to pack for Democratic Republic of Congo

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    Packing for Gorilla Tracking

    by janiebaxter Written Sep 15, 2007

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    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Good waterproof walking Boots.
    Light waterproof trousers and jacket, tuck trousers into boots.
    Gloves are a good idea to protect hands from sharp branches or stinging plants and the damp

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Yellow Fever jab compulsory
    Antihistamine for stings
    Antiseptic for scratches
    Wet wipes for freshening

    Photo Equipment: You can't use a flash so slow film or digital camera that has slow speed facility. And a really good zoom lense in case you can't get very close or if the gorillas are up in the trees.
    Binoculars to get a better view.

    Miscellaneous: The vegetation is very thick and damp, and you will sometimes be crawling or holding on to it.
    As a female with a dislike of creepy crawlies I made sure I was completely covered and that nothing could get inside my clothes. There are also some plants that are not good to touch.

    Related to:
    • Jungle and Rain Forest
    • Photography

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    Packing List

    by cosmopolit Updated Aug 26, 2002

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    Luggage and bags: Back pack

    Clothing/Shoes/Weather Gear: Light and warm for chilly nights/mornings and hot days. Change is quite dramatic going up mountains and coming down to lakes again. Sturdy boots highly recomended at times slippers will do as well. Raincoat or similar.

    Toiletries and Medical Supplies: Everything you deem necessary and could not be bothered to hunt for on local markets.

    Photo Equipment: Same as above. Film was quite expensive then.

    Camping/Beach/Outdoor Gear: Sleeping bag all seasons. Selfinflatable airmattres.

    Miscellaneous: French dictionary or phrasebook if your french is too rusty. It's my only time I make this suggestion but here I deem it necessary as it can get you out of troubles. See also warnings and you'll know why. So it's not just for conversation about the weather.

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