Packing for Gorilla Tracking
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
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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