• It often rains heavily, even in the dry season, so a light raincoat will  be
  • Sturdy walking boots with good ankle support and grip are also
  • A light shoulder bag or small rucksack is useful to carry your packed lunch, water bottles, raincoat, camera and other essentials. Local porters are also
  • Strong gloves are of enormous help, as you will be hauling yourself uphill by crabbing the bushes, and often sliding downhill on the seat of  your
  • During the track, wearing a pair of walking trousers or gaiters will prevent cuts and
  • Carry a water-proof plastic bag to wrap your camera and film or memory cards
  • Flash photography is strictly prohibited as this may upset the make sure you bring ample supplies of high-speed film (400 ASA minimum or 800 ASA recommended ) or memory cards to  counter this. Also make sure are completely familiar with the workings of your camera before you observe the gorillas.


  • Evening dress is ‘smart casual’ there is no formal wear
  • We advise guests to dress in a way they feel most comfortable.
  • The altitude at Bwindi is just over a mile
  • Evenings can get chilly, so it is advisable to carry. For the day time, light clothes usually suffice .
  • We offer a complimentary  overnight  laundry  service  in  sanctuary  gorilla  forest