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Rain Boots for gorilla trekking?

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Ive been browsing some pics of people gorilla trekking on flickr and i notice that most of the guides seem to be wearing those black rubber rain boots, at least i think thats what they are? If this is the case, would it be a good idea just to buy some cheap rain boots from target or something (assuming i have enough room in my luggage), or would the traction not be good enough for the hiking? I figure i can just leave em behind once im done. Im going in February which i believe is a dry time, but from what ive read, even the dry season isnt so dry. Any advice is appreciated. Thank youu!

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