Gorilla Tracking is the major tourist activity in Bwindi, consisting of four gorilla groups currently available daily for tourists. Gorilla tracking is an exciting but challenging experience. Therefore, one has to be physically fit for this exercise. The tracking experience starts at 8:30 am local time. And the time of tracking depends on where you are to find the groups of gorillas that you are allocated.
What to Carry for a Gorilla Trek
Earplugs for those who feel uncomfortable with jungle sounds.
Jungle shoes are suitable for steep muddy slopes.
Carry a rain jacket because the park is often wet.
Sunscreen lotion, a hat (as the weather is fickle)
Gorilla Trekking Rules
Rules and Regulations for trekking mountain gorillas in Uganda
Don’t drop litter in the park.
Keep a distance of minimum of 5 metres or 15 feet from the gorillas.
No eating or drinking near the gorillas. Flash photography is not permitted.
In case of an emergency toilet, dig a hole of 30cm and fill it up after use.
You ought to stay as a tight group when near the gorillas.
No smoking near the gorillas.
If you must sneeze or cough, cover your face and turn away from the gorillas.
Do not touch the gorillas.
Your group must be no more than 6 people and all at least 15 years old.
If you have a cold or an infectious disease, do not visit the gorillas.
Do not look at the gorillas directly into the eyes.
After or before the visit, keep your voices down until 200 metres away from the gorillas.