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Gorilla trekking clothes and gear

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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

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