Activities & what to bring


Because gorilla tracking is a strenuous activity, one should be physically fit in order to enjoy this activity. Authorities set the minimum tracking age at fifteen years. Gorilla tracking as well as chimp trekking is not permitted to individuals who present signs of communicable diseases such as cold and flu.
We recommend that you carry a long sleeved shirt/blouse, insect repellant and a rain coat. No flashy photography is allowed while tracking. Still cameras are allowed.

Tracking actual dates, names, as they appear in the passports, nationality, passport number and date of birth need to be advised to us in advance. Upon confirmation from the visitor, and upon receipt of an agreed deposit, a gorilla permit will be purchased. A gorilla permit costs $500 on a first come, first served basis.

Filming permits are required for commercial filming and photography and prior special arrangements need to be made.

National Park Authorities reserve the right to deny access to individuals they consider unfit to any activity.


1. Spectacular.

2. High SPF sun screen.

3. Water proof covers to protect equipments.

4. Walking boots or shoes.

5. Sandals or light shoes.

6. Sun hat or cap.

7. Mosquito repellant

8. Bottle of water

9. Sunglasses

10. Camera

11. Rain clothes when needed



1. Good walking boots or shoes.

2. Rain poncho.

3. Sun hat and Drinking water.

4. Flashlight à afternoon walk

5. Camera

6. Sunscreen

7. Sunglasses

8. Mosquito repellant



1. Day pack

2. Sun hat/ cap / sunglasses

3. Boots or good walking hiking shoes

4. Long socks or leg protection needed against ants and insects

5. If you wish bring cloves to protect your hands for stinging plants

6. A tour guide

7. High SPF sun screen

8. Mosquito repellant

9. Permits

10. Camera

11. Bottle of water



1.Toothbrush/ tooth paste
2. Floss/mouthwash
3. Cotton balls/Clinique Astringent
4. Q-Tips
5. Glycolic gel
6.Eye Cream
7. Razor
8. Vitamin C Hydrating Spray
9.Body/hand lotion
10.Sewing Kit
11. Lip Therapy
12. Eye Drops
13. Extra lenses
14.Clinique travel soap
15.Ativan or Xanax
16. Bonnie

17. Sinutab
18.Vicks inhaler
20.Prescription medication for diarrhea / malaria / travel sickness etc.
21. Deodorant
22.Laundry soap
23.Maps, compass /directions
24. Small reading light
25. Small binoculars
26. Hairbrushes
27. Copies of all your document in case they get stolen. You can leave an copy of this at home or scanned in your e-mail, but easy to print or to get when needed.
Such as copy of: Passports, credit cards, driver license etc. Depending on what you bring. Make sure you have contact details from your bank, embassy and insurance companies with you!!
28.Vouchers for car rental (when booked)
29.Travelers Wallets
30.Travel Umbrella
32. Clothes you would like to pack.
Make sure you have at least a sweater or jacket with you for the evenings. Especially if you are going to the mountain areas at night it is very cold! Long sleeves and socks are really needed.
When you are planning to come in the rain season make sure you are packed for that as well. As nights in the parks can be full of mosquito’s we advise you to bring long sleeves and long pants/ jeans with you as well for the evenings.


  • Eye-mask
  • Gloves or mittens
  • Knitted (woolen) hat
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Sewing kit
  • Sunglasses
  • Camera, film and batteries
  • Electrical adapter and plug converter
  • Guidebooks
  • International driving license when renting a car
  • iPod, MP3 player
  • Laptop – Especially for the business travelers
  • Travel alarm clock
  • Universal sink plug
  • When staying in Budget accommodation your own towel might be easy
  • Band aids
  • Blister packs
  • Compression bandages
  • Diarrhea tablets
  • Gazes
  • Insect and mosquito repellent
  • Iodine/hydrogen peroxide
  • Medicines/prescription Drugs
  • Motion sickness tablets
  • Paracetemol, Tylenol
  • Replacement/rehydration salts sachets
  • Small scissors
  • Tweezers
  • Vitamin pills
  • Water purifying tablets
  • Yellow Fever certificate
  • Mobile phone
  • Mosquito net
  • Passport photo
  • Phrase books or dictionaries
  • Resume and work references
  • Travel alarm clock