Paking List for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda 2022

Paking List for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda 2022 : Gorilla trekking in Rwanda should be on every traveller’s bucket list because of how rewarding the activity is as you hike the Virunga mountains in Rwanda to access the habituated gorilla families. It should be noted that Rwanda is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas which makes it the perfect destinations for the activity because it gives more chances to travellers to book a gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda than gorilla trekking in Rwanda and gorilla trekking in Congo which have fewer habituated gorilla families.  It should be noted that while packing for your gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda, you should put into consideration the nature of the country which directly influences the country, the culture of the people, the nature of the activity, area where you carry out gorilla trekking which will help you track the gorillas to help you have an amazing gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.

Packing list

  • Rain jacket should not miss out on gorilla trekking in Rwanda 2022 because it can rain at any time in the park which can interfere with your activity in the park but with the rain jacket you can easily hike through the forests without having to worry about the rain.
Paking List for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda 2022
Paking List for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda 2022
  • Binoculars although are optional item during your packing list for gorilla trekking in Rwanda 2022 because you will get to watch a number of bird species from the Albertine endemic bird species among other rewarding bird species in the park to make your safari quite memorable
  • Hiking boots should be carried because as you hike the Virunga mountains to access the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda, the slopes tend to get slippery which may hinder your hike but with the perfect hiking shoes, you will have the most memorable activity.
  • Camera should be carried to capture the beautiful moments with the gorillas for an amazing gorilla trekking experience.
  • Insect repellent should be carried because the park is home to a number of insects like mosquitoes that can cause irritation with their bites hence leading to discomfort during your activity.
  • Long trousers should also be carried to avoid being pierced and scratched by nettles which can make your activity quite uncomfortable.
  • You can also carry some snacks and water because the hike can be hectic, it should be noted that the activity can take around 2-8 hours to access the gorillas which can be hectic therefore pack some food and water however you should avoid eating in the presence of the gorillas because they are quite curious and they can attack you to have some food.

Other attractions you will get to watch as you finish taking part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda include;

Participate in the dian Fossey hike which will give you the opportunity to hike to the grave of dian Fossey an American primatologist that focused most of her adult life to protect the mountain gorillas in Rwanda and Africa at large with her research being used by a number of gorilla destinations in Africa to maintain the sustainability of the gorillas in the wild. during your hike you will get to understand more about the history of dian Fossey up until her death for an amazing experience during your gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda.

You can also visit the karisoke research station where Dian Fossey carried out her research on the gorillas in Rwanda. a number of threats to the gorillas were discovered during her research for example the fact that the gorillas are quite vulnerable species that can contract and disease easily which is still put into consideration therefore travellers interested in gorilla trekking in Africa are expected to maintain a distance of 7 metres away from the gorillas.

Paking List for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda 2022
Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes

In volcanoes national park you can also participate in visiting the musanze caves which are interesting about the caves is the fact that they in the olden days, they were used as the coronation grounds for the kings of Rwanda, and during the 1994 Rwanda genocide, the caves were used as hiding spots for the tutsis during the Rwanda genocide. It should be noted that the hutu were on a quest to wipe away the tutsis from the history of Rwanda which involved mass killings of the tutsis.

 After your gorilla safaris, you can also participate in golden monkey trekking which will help you understand more about the gorillas in the wild which are other endangered primate species that are endemic to the Albertine rift. You will get to spend one hour with the golden monkeys observing their behaviour in the wild.