Gorilla Packing List
Updated: Apr 23
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.