Gorilla trekking rules and regulations are the outstanding instructions put in place for a visitor to follow while embarking on their Gorilla Trekking Safaris in order to have successful experience. Moreso, Mountain gorillas are critically endangered species and, in the world, there is a total of 1065 individuals. Mountain gorillas in the world which can be seen in three countries; Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. More so Mountain gorillas inhabit the lush forests and mountainous range of the Virunga and Bwindi National Park.

More to that, mountain gorillas can be trekked in Virunga massif of Virunga National Park Congo, Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park.

The mountain gorilla trekking activity can be done through thick forest, lust vegetation that covers range of altitudes in search for the gentle creature.

NB; Bwindi Impenetrable National Park is the most popular gorilla destination that hosts the highest population of endangered mountain gorillas.

Mountain gorillas are endangered and extremely vulnerable to human illnesses, as they share 98% DNA. They can become strained and agitated when you spend too much time with humans.

Gorilla trekking rules are put in place, in order to conserve mountain gorillas and natural habitat for gorillas.

Below are Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations One to Follow;

Before Trekking – Gorilla Tracking

There is a maximum of 15 years of age and above, to go on a Gorilla Trekking Experience. Children below 15 years of age are often carrying childhood illnesses like Mumps, measles which are very harmful to the mountain gorillas.

Only 8 people are allowed per gorilla group per day. This is to minimize the behavioral disturbances    and stress from humans.

If you ill, just stay at the lodge and you will be refunded your money if you don’t get well.

Make sure your hands are clean before you head out on gorilla trekking.

During the trek and when with the gorilla;

You should keep your voices low during the trek and have an eye out for the other wildlife and plant life within the park.

There is limited time spend with gorillas which is an hour per day. The moment, you allocate mountain gorillas encounter them and be able to learn more their feeding, behave, food and the way they survive in the forest.

Keep a distance of about 5 to 7 meters away from gorillas

Visitors are advised to stay calm and follow instructions given from your ranger guide.

 Always stay in the group with calm voice.

Body language is crucial and visitors are advised not to make anybody signs like raising arms, hands.

Do not stare at the mountain gorillas, because mountain gorillas can take it a as a threat to them.

If you want to sneeze or cough, cover your nose or turn way your face.

Mountain gorillas are wildlife -do no touch them

Do not leave any waste material in the park. Wastes like food wraps, wipes and tissues.

Flash camera s are not allowed, because flashlights are a threat to the mountain gorillas and   this could course them to charge.

Visitors are not allowed to eat, smoke and drink near gorillas.

Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations
Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations

If you feel like going for long hole, talk to the guide and he will dig you a hole of 30 cm deep and then after burry the hole.

Best time to do or visit gorillas;

The best time to visit gorillas in their nature environment is during peak season which starts from June to Mid-September and December to February.

While on Gorilla Safari, tourists   must adhere to these Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations at all times on safari.

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