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How to improve your Fitness for Gorilla Trekking ?

How to improve your Fitness for Gorilla Trekking ?

Gorilla trekking fitness

Am I fit enough for gorilla trekking is among the questions most tourists have discussed while planning to see mountain gorillas of Africa, This article gives all information you need to know about physical fitness when preparing to visit the few remaining mountain gorillas which are found in only three countries in the whole world that is Uganda, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. So, when you’re coming to trek mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park and Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable National Park consider gorilla trekking fitness as one of the things that make your gorilla trekking tour an amazing experience. Therefore, gorilla trekking requires a certain level of fitness if you want to see these unique primates.

How to improve your Fitness for Gorilla Trekking ?

Is gorilla trekking fitness important?

Yes, gorilla trekking requires a certain level of fitness. Most tourists after securing their gorilla permits in either Uganda or Rwanda, the next things they consider is a passport, packing list without thinking about their physical fitness yet gorilla trekking fitness is among the things which make your trip amazing. so, if you want to complete your dream of seeing the few remaining mountain gorillas on earth try to do physical exercise before coming for the trek. 

How to improve your Fitness for Gorilla Trekking ?

Gorilla trekking fitness for treks in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park.

Leaving your home to an unknown area like Bwindi impenetrable forest national park in Uganda and you find that the terrain is not friendly, it may be threatening but some of the gorilla families are in the high altitude and the forest is covered with untangled fauna and flora. Gorilla trekking in Bwindi is guided by well-trained ranger guides and trackers while searching mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Tourists are always advised to hire a porter while tracking mostly those with heavy luggage as well as supporting you while hiking in the slippery trails. Services for porter go at $15.

Gorilla trekking fitness for a high-altitude trekking experience

Most mountain gorilla families in Bwindi impenetrable forest national park stay in the high elevation between 2000-3000 which may be difficult for some travelers so, preparing for gorilla trekking is very important because it makes you used to a high altitude you will find while visiting mountain gorillas of Bwindi Forest. Please note, the impenetrable forest of Bwindi is a tropical rain forest that can be steep and slippery which can take 1-3 hours before meeting a gorilla group. In addition, tourists are allowed to spend one hour in meters with the endangered mountain gorillas or 4 hours for the gorilla habituation experience. Another important thing to note, tourists have a right to choose short or long trek depending on their fitness and how much you prepared for the best encounters in the forest.

Gorilla trekking fitness tips.

While planning to do a gorilla trekking safari in Bwindi Forest try as much as possible to prepare yourself if you want to enjoy an unforgettable experience, though the hike may be somehow difficult, tourists who have visited mountain gorillas in this forest say that the experience is magical and easy to challenge, so try your level best to practice these things to help you while trekking and these includes practice hiking, walk a lot, jogging also remember to stretch, all these will help you to hike the altitude of Bwindi impenetrable National Park in Uganda.

How to improve your Fitness for Gorilla Trekking ?

What to carry on my packing list?

 A packing list is also among things one should consider while preparing for gorilla trekking as listed below.  

Hiking boots make you comfortable while hiking on muddy and slippery slopes.

Garden gloves are also important because you hike while touching the mountainous areas.

Long-sleeved clothes protect you from tropical insect bites because this activity is carried out through hiking thick forests.

A good camera with extra batteries to capture the mountain gorillas as well as a binocular for a bird lover.

Other items you need to put in your bag are insect repellent, a hat, waterproof jacket, sunglasses, enough drinking water, snacks, and packed lunch, and others.

You will be given a hiking stick at your lodge or the starting point.

Trots and Safaris  is one of the best tour operators to arrange gorilla trekking tours in Uganda and Rwanda, we also help you to secure gorilla permits once you confirm with us, therefore for more information about gorilla trekking safaris contact Trots and Safaris .