Africa & the Middle East Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Recent Spam Attacks
    by mkataoka Fodor's Editor | Posted on Nov 28, 16 at 01:31 PM
View all Africa & the Middle East activity »
  1. 1 Israel Transportation
  2. 2 Kenya Safari Tour Operator Recommendations
  3. 3 Trip Report Chaos in the old Medina-Marrakech
  4. 4 upcoming Africa trip ... gift ideas needed?
  5. 5 Free walking tours Medina Marrakech ???
  6. 6 Trip Report Glorious Return to South Africa--Two Weeks in October
  7. 7 What you do not know about East Africa.
  8. 8 Trip Report Morocco Trip Report
  9. 9 Has Anyone Been to Sudan...?
  10. 10 North African Tips for a First Timer
  11. 11 Morocco help
  12. 12 First trip to Africa
  13. 13 Morocco 6 days Itinerary..Need Help
  14. 14 Trip Report 3 day desert tour: Marrakech to Merzouga
  15. 15 Driving Distance from Kalahari Tented Camp to Western Etosha NP
  16. 16 IRAN
  17. 17 Money in Uganda
  18. 18 Uganda Visa
  19. 19 accomodation near Mata Mata Border post
  20. 20 Egypt- Dec Itinerary-help needed
  21. 21 Private Guide for Cairo
  22. 22 Egypt - Need Help!
  23. 23 Attractions in Cairo and around
  24. 24 CASABLANCA for 1 Day
  25. 25 Trip report about self-driving in Northern Namibia for 2 weeks in May 2014
View next 25 » Back to the top

Gorilla trekking clothes and gear

Jump to last reply

We'll be in Uganda in Nov and are starting to think about packing. I've read trip reports about some of the difficulties of gorilla trekking and am wondering what to bring...

- heavy fabric long pants? Will my nylon cargo pants work OK with the thorns and stinging nettles?

- If I wear the nylon pants, will leg gaiters protect from ants, thorns and mud?

- gloves? How heavy...leather, kevlar, golfing, etc.???

- walking stick? Worth bringing one or just use the bamboo ones provided at the camp?

- warm clothes for the hike? Does it start off cold then turn warm as you work up a sweat?

- rain gear? I think it is still the rainy season in Nov.

- safari vest to carry photo gear while photographing the gorillas?

Any other tips about trekking would be very welcomed. We are getting so excited after reading all those trip reports and seeing the wonderful pictures of the gorillas. Thanks for your help!

Marsha

22 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement