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Gorilla Packing List

Updated: Apr 23, 2020

What you wear to a gorilla trekking once in a lifetime experience, is critical to ensure comfort and enjoyment of this occasion. This list will assist you in packing the correct gear.

What to wear on the trek -?

As the vegetation is thick, lush, high and filled with plants, bushes and tree branches, you are advised to: Wear long pants or detachable trousers Long sleeved shirts / blouse, with short sleeved underneath Carry a hat or banda, Insect repellent, garden gloves Wear good hiking shoes with good grip

 Day Pack – preferably waterproof OR take a big black bag to put over the Day Pack in case it rains  Waterproof and Wind-proof jacket preferably with a hoodie  Plastic Ziplock packets for your cell phone and other items to stay dry in case of rain showers  Gaiters  Long socks to wear over your pants

The packing list below is just a mere guideline as you may have your own preferences: -  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  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 / flip-flops  Hat-wide brim or with a visor for sun protection  Sleepwear  Underwear  Lightweight wool socks  Swimsuit  Plastic bags for wet clothes

Miscellaneous  Sunscreen  Sunglasses with neck strap  Insect repellent  Small day pack  Flashlight  Binoculars  Extra batteries  Camera and extra lenses  Personal toiletries  Prescription medicines and possibly prescription itself  Tissues & wet wipes  Small notebook  First Aid Kit including rehydration sachets, anti-diarrhoea medicine, aspirin, cold medication, antiseptic cream, band-aids, motion sickness pills, lip balm, eye drops and personal medication.

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