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Some of Gorilla tracking rules and Regulations you should take into account while you are in Bwindi impenetrable forest and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park while your trekking in forest trails

Primates Tracking Rules

Gorilla tracking Rules & Regulations

Gorilla tracking Rules & Regulations Uganda

Before you set out:

  • Do not visit the gorilla if you have a cold or other infectious illness
  • Human waste should buried 30cm (12”) deep
  • Maximum number of visitors is eight persons per gorilla group

When you are with the gorillas

  • Maintain a 7 m (21 ft.) distance from the gorilla
  • Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on the tour
  • If you must sneeze or cough, cover your face and turn away from the gorillas, as they can catch cough and cold from humans
  • Visits are limited to one hour per gorilla group per day
  • Do not use flash photography

Some of Chimpanzee tracking rules & Regulations in Kibale and budongo forest National Park, for your own safety and the protection of the chimpanzees, you are requires to follow a few rules along the forest trails

Primates Tracking Rules

Chimpanzee tracking Rules & Regulations

Chimpanzee tracking Rules & Regulations Uganda

  • Chimpanzee can catch your diseases; you must not enter the forest if you are sick
  • Do not leave litter in the forest
  • If you need to easy yourself, do so off the trail and bury your waste (30cm deep) along with any tissue used
  • Keep as quiet as possible in the forest, you will see more
  • Keep at least 8 meters (25 feet) away from the chimpanzees at all entire tracking times?
  • Do not mimic chimpanzees’ vocalization (as you do not know what you might be saying!)
  • Do not eat near the Chimpanzees
  • Do not chase the chimpanzees
  • Do not use flash photography

what to come with when you are to take part in tracking

  • Solid Comfortable Walking shoes or Boots to walk in forest Park
  • Warm clothes for the night as this part of the country gets pretty cold
  • A torch is necessary
  • Insect repellant
  • Rain gears and hat
  • Binoculars
  • Zooming Camera for photos
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