What to Pack for Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda or Rwanda?
Chimpanzee trekking is an interesting and adventure activity that is majorly done in the tropical rain-forests of East Africa. These forest including those in Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania. The list of such tropical jungles include Kibale Forest National Park, Kalinzu forest, Kyambura gorge and Budongo forest in Uganda plus Nyungwe forest national park and Cyamudongo forest in Rwanda. A big number of visitors tend to pay less attention to the dressing code while on chimp trekking and yet it is very vital to understand what to carry on a safari. What to bring and wear on a chimpanzee trek is aimed at your safety as well as the betterment of the primates.
Whereas the major is on acquiring a trekking permit for touring these primates, you comfortability during that whole adventure of tracking chimpanzee includes what you wear and the general safety around you. Since these these are tropical rainforests, you need ideal clothings and footwear for a smooth trekking adventure. Below are some of what we recommend to our guests to wear as them come chimpanzee trekking tours in Uganda or Rwanda:-
- Long sleeved wears. We recommend longer trousers, long-sleeved shirts to cover up the knees and elbow and the entire body against scratches while trekking the chimps in the wilderness.
- Rubber boots
- Hand Gloves
- Insect Repellent
- Carry a Backpack Bag
Long sleeved wears.
We recommend long trousers, long-sleeved shirts to cover up the knees and elbow respectively against scratches while trekking the chimpanzees in the forests. Surely, do not think of putting on short sleeved T-shirts and shorts.
To enjoy the chimpanzee trekking adventure, we also advise that you wear rubber boots called wellies that have treads on them. These are preferred since they can easily be cleaned and are lightweight walking boots, for comfort-ability and for your safety. The reason for waterproof boots is that chimpanzee treks take place in rain forests where it can rain anytime, normally short showers, not just during the rainy seasons.
Ensure to wear protective leather gloves or gardening gloves to give you support and protect your hands from the thorny plants while searching for the chimpanzees in the forest.
Yes, you in the Tropics, there are different insects all over but you do not have to worry about you finding them. Our clients mostly come with RID – made in Australia since 1956. If you live in the USA you can buy it online.
Carry a Back pack
It requires a day pack that is waterproof in nature. It is best to protect your camera equipment and phones, have a place for bottled water especially for 1-2 liters for a day.
Dressing right for a Chimpanzee Trek is important for your safety.