Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations to Follow

Gorilla Trekking Rules and Regulations to Follow

  • Do not surround the gorillas but remain in a tight group and follow the guide’s instruction.
  • While with gorillas you strictly allowed staying in a distance of about 10 meters from these giants, if they approach you move back slowly.
  • Flash photography is strictly forbidden as this will scare away gorillas or charge on you.
  • Bury all human faeces in a hole dug at least 30cm deep and ensure that it is properly filled in afterwards.
  • Whatever you bring into the forest should be carried back out with you. DO NOT leave rubbish in the park.
  • No person under 15years of age is allowed to track the gorillas
  • In case gorillas charge, Follow the guides example (squat down slowly, do not look the gorillas directly in the eyes and wait for the animals to pass). Do not attempt to run away because that will increase the risk.
  • When with the gorillas avoid making sudden movements or making loud noises
  • Maximum of 8 visitors per group are allowed to watch gorillas and you are strictly allowed staying with for only one hour
  • For your protection and that of gorillas no one with signs of communicable disease like cough, flu, or any air born disease will be allowed to track.
  • If you need to cough, cover your mouth and turn away from the gorillas.