Gorilla tracking rules and regulations; The primary gorilla trekking rule is to keep a distance of 32ft (10 meters) between you and the gorillas. Please ensure that you follow the guidelines given to you by your guide to have a safe and enjoyable gorilla trekking experience.
When you come to your adventure, it is essential to note that some baby gorillas may be curious about who you are and want to touch you. In such a scenario, all you need to do is to stay calm and avoid touching them. The no-touch policy was put in place due to the sensitivity of the silverback. Touching the young ones might send a wrong signal to the silverback, resulting in a defensive attack. The strength of this gorilla is 20 times more than that of a well-trained human being.
Other rules and regulations include;
- Wear a face mask.
- Leave luggage or backpack about 50 meters away.
- The camera shutter should be set to silent and the flash disabled.
- Wash your hands before entering the park.
- Do not litter in the park.
- Keep your voices down to avoid disturbing the gorillas. This way, you will not miss out on the beautiful sounds of the birds as well.
- Maximum number of trekkers allowed is eight to reduce the exposure of the gorillas to human-borne diseases.
- Take photographs only when your guide instructs you
- Stay in a tight group for safety purposes.
- Do not eat or drink near the gorillas.
- Do not touch the gorillas
- The maximum time allowed with the gorillas is one hour.
In case of an illness or contagious disease when you are already at the park, please volunteer to stay behind for the safety of the gorillas. Also, if you feel the urge to cough or sneeze near the gorillas, please turn away and cover your mouth and nose.
For any further information or if you are interested in making a gorilla trekking safari booking with Early Trails Expedition, kindly contact us. You will surely live to tell the stories about your incredible adventure with your loved ones!