What to carry on gorilla trekking in Rwanda/Uganda – Packing List

What to carry for gorilla tracking in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo
Get advise before booking a gorilla trekking tour in Africa (Uganda, Rwanda, Congo). We advise you on what to wear and what to carry on gorilla tracking tour. You are advised to put on long pants during the trek, long sleeved shirts / blouse, carry a hut, Insect repellent, garden gloves and a hiking shoe.

The packing list below is just a mere guideline as you may have your own preferences. This is what you carry on a gorilla tour in Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo:-

  • 1-2 long sleeved shirts
  •  3 short sleeved t-shirts
  • 2 –3 pairs of light weight slacks/trousers – that can dry quickly (if wearing on treks)
  • 1 pair of shorts
  • 1 sweater or sweatshirt
  • A waterproof and windproof jacket
  • 1 skirt ( for women)
  • Gloves – gardening or similar (for gorilla trekking)
  • Strong waterproof walking boots – pants should be tucked into socks and boots while trekking (heavy soled rain boots also work well)
  • Pair of sports sandals like Tevas
  • Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection
  • Sleepwear
  • – Underwear
  • – Lightweight wool socks
  • – Swimsuit (and a plastic bag)
  • Miscellaneous
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses with neck strap
  • Insect repellent with DEET
  • Small day pack
  • Flashlight
  • Binoculars
  • Extra batteries
  • Camera and extra lenses
  • Film particularly fast film for the gorillas.
  • Personal toiletries
  • Prescription medicines and possibly prescription itself
  • Kleenex tissues
  • Small notebook

First Aid Kit including rehydration sachets, anti-diarrhea medicine, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids, motion sickness pills, lip balm, eye drops and personal medication.