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Gorilla Tracking Rules

Gorilla Tracking Rule

Gorilla Tracking Rules, Before you proceed to the forest:

  • You should not visit the gorillas if you are suffered from a cold or any other communicable disease as this easily affect the gorillas leading to death.
  • All human waste should be buried 30cm (12”) deep
  • Only a maximum of eight people are allowed to visit the gorillas per gorilla families
  • When you approach the mountain gorillas, the guides will inform you to get ready.
  • Only people about 15 years are only allowed to visit gorillas


Gorilla Trekking Rules & Regulations | Adventure Rwanda Safari

When you meet the gorillas #Gorilla Tracking Rules:

  • Ounce you meet the gorillas you should keep a distance of 7m (21ft) away from the gorilla.  Don’t come close to them they charge on you. You should follow the guides instructions at all times. Because some juveniles may come near you for like about 2-3m you can slowly retreat and listen to guide’s instructions
  • Meanwhile, don’t Smoke, eat and drink on the tour to see the gorillas, they can charge on you
  • You are not allowed to touch the gorillas. They are wild animals they may charge on you.
  • In case you feel like sneezing or coughing, cover your face and turn away from the gorillas, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans hence something that can affect their life
  • DO NOT leave rubbish in the park. Therefore, whatever you bring into the forest should be carried back out with you
  • Ounce you meet the gorilla you are strictly allowed only one hour with them per day
  • When taking photos, do not use flash photography you may scare them away or may provoke an aggressive reaction or they may charge on you.
  • Always keep your voices as low as possible. You will also be able to observe the great bird life and other wildlife in the forest, however if you have any question you are free to ask the guide, Gorilla Tracking Rules
  • Keep together in a tight group don’t split or surround the gorillas, they will feel threatened or they may charge on you

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