What to Wear Gorilla Trekking – The Ultimate Packing List for an Amazing Day!

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Wondering what to wear gorilla trekking? This gorilla trekking packing list has you covered, with tips for choosing the right clothing and other essential gear to pack for this amazing experience.

One of the most incredible travel bucket list items in the world, seeing mountain gorillas in the wild is an experience you won’t ever forget.

For most people, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and you don’t want to spend the brief time that you have with these magnificent creatures stressed out because you forgot an important item or because you were wearing inappropriate clothing. This gorilla trekking packing list will help take your mind off the planning and focus on the experience.

I’ve pulled together this packing list based on what I wore and took on my gorilla trek in Uganda.

You’ll find that I refer to gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda throughout the article. This is because these are the most popular and safest countries for gorilla trekking, but this list applies equally to gorilla trekking in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. You can check out my full gorilla trekking guide, which includes how to get permits, what to expect on the day and how much gorilla trekking costs.

If you’re wondering what to wear in Rwanda or Uganda or anywhere else in East Africa, I have a full guide in my East Africa packing list.

A woman - the author of this article - in casual hiking attire with a backpack is standing next to a man in a khaki shirt and cap, who appears to be a guide. They are conversing and surrounded by lush vegetation. Wondering what to wear gorilla trekking? This gorilla tracking packing list will help.
With my wonderful guide, Shaun, from Ellington Safaris

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Gorilla trekking packing list

You don’t actually need to pack a lot for gorilla trekking – and you don’t want to weigh your porter down (or yourself if you decide to carry your own backpack).

But you do need to think through the right clothing to wear to protect yourself from the elements, bugs and plants.

A group of people with backpacks trekking on a narrow, uphill path through a lush green forest.
Setting off with our trekking group

Hiking boots

One of the first things you need to think about for your gorilla trekking packing list is the right hiking boots.

You need boots that are waterproof and that have good grip. It’s more than likely that you’re going to walk in mud at some point. The terrain can also vary, so boots with good grip will help you stay upright and not go sliding down a hill. Your trusty but worn sneakers aren’t going to cut it on this trip!

It goes without saying, but make sure they’re boots that you’ve already worn in. It might take 4-8 hours to reach your gorilla family and get back to your car. This is not the time to discover that your boots are just one size too small.

Columbia Women’s Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped, Elk/Mountain Red, 8.5
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: The Newton Ridge Plus Waterproof Amped Hiking Boot features a seam-sealed construction, combined with our TECHLITE lightweight midsole, for long-lasting comfort with superior cushioning and high energy return.
  • DURABLE HIKING BOOT: This women’s boot is inspired by classic mountaineering style. A durable mid cut waterproof hiker that provides great traction and comfort. This classic Columbia hiking boot, will deliver years of comfortable service.
  • ALL TERRAIN TRACTION: Our signature Omni-GRIP non-marking traction rubber outsole provides high grip across a wide variety of terrain, and versatile three season use.

Long pants

I’ve seen pictures of people hiking to see the gorillas in shorts and I’d advise against this. At times, you might be walking through scratchy bushes, or have to deal with bugs, so cover your skin and wear long pants unless you want itchy legs covered in welts and bites!

If you’re worried about getting hot, then go for lightweight, wicking pants that will keep you cool and covered up.

For all your clothing, choose neutral colours to provide a natural camouflage (but don’t wear camouflage print – this is what soldiers wear). Avoid white because you’ll just end up a muddy mess!

THE NORTH FACE Women’s Paramount Convertible Mid Rise Pant, TNF Black, 2 Long
  • VERSATILE WEAR. The moisture-wicking Women’s Paramount Convertible Mid-Rise Pant features zip-off legs, integrated belt and UPF 40+ sun protection. It provides true versatility for days when the weather (or altitude) changes.
  • PREMIUM FABRIC. These pants have an ultraviolet Protection Factor 40 (UPF) and our FlashDry technology to wick away moisture and dry quickly. It’s the perfect combination to stay protected from harmful rays and stay comfortable so you can keep exploring.
  • STANDARD FIT. These pants feature straight-leg fit for natural comfort. An adjustable waist belt offers a custom fit. Inseam: S 29″, R 31″, L 33″.


It can be chilly in the mornings of your gorilla trek – but then no doubt you’ll heat up as you’re hiking through the humid rainforest. For this reason, I’d recommend layers.

You could wear a wicking t-shirt with a lightweight hiking shirt over it, or a tank top under a long-sleeve merino wool top (like the Icebreaker merino wool top below.)

Either way, similar to long pants, you do need to wear something long-sleeved to avoid those bushes and bugs.

I wore a t-shirt underneath a lightweight running top. I found that was enough to keep me warm in the chilly mornings, but I also didn’t need to strip off my layers because I got so hot.

Icebreaker Merino 175 Everyday Women’s Shirts, Long Sleeve Crew, 100% Pure Merino Wool Base Layer for Women with Soft Ribbed Fabric – Thermal Shirt for Cold Weather, Black, Medium
  • Ready for Adventure: Always enjoy cold weather adventures with the Icebreaker Merino Women’s 175 Standard Merino Wool Shirt! These women’s thermals are long sleeve and feature a comfortable crew neck for year-round layering performance and style.
  • Amazingly Soft Women’s T-Shirts: These long sleeve tee shirts for women are made with 100% Merino Wool, an annually renewable resource that naturally resists odors, regulates body temperature in all weather conditions, and helps manage moisture.
Four individuals in camouflage military uniforms, some carrying rifles, posing for a photo with a smiling woman - the author of this article - in casual clothing. They are standing in a lush, green area.
With my porter and our guides

Rain jacket

It’s likely to rain or at least lightly drizzle during your hike (even in the dry season), so pack a lightweight rain jacket or poncho with a hood that you can easily roll up. This could serve as one of your layers as well.

Make sure your jacket breathes well, or you’ll be creating your own sauna inside your clothes while you hike!

Columbia Women’s Arcadia II Jacket, Black, Medium
  • ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY: Columbia Women’s Arcadia II Jacket features our signature, air-permeable protection that’s waterproof and breathable to shield you from drizzle to downpour.
  • ADJUSTABLE FEATURES: This shell top jacket features an adjustable storm hood, drawcord adjustable hem, and zippered hand pockets for ultimate comfort.
  • LIGHT & PACKABLE: The waterproof, lightweight design packs into your hand pocket for convenience on days when the weather is unpredictable.
  • DURABLE FABRIC: 100% nylon 2L fabric with a 100% polyester mesh lining keeps you warm, yet remains breathable. Universal, easy fit for comfortable range of motion
  • OMNI-TECH: Our Omni-Tech technology features air-permeable protection that’s waterproof and breathable. It provides excellent waterproof protection, keeping mother nature’s elements out, at the same time allowing the inside to breathe.

Face mask

Primates are highly susceptible to human diseases, so pack – and wear! – a surgical mask for your trip. An N95 mask is best.

As far as I can tell, wearing a mask isn’t a requirement of either Uganda or Rwanda, but it’s just the responsible thing to do. If you’re not feeling well, be honest and don’t go on the trek. Please don’t expose these beautiful animals to any chance of getting coronavirus.

Don’t forget to also pack hand sanitiser in your backpack.

Boncare KN95 Face Masks 50 Pack, Black, 5-Layer Disposable Face Masks, Breathable and Comfortable
  • 【5-Layer Protection】 Boncare KN95 Face Masks follow the GB2626-2019 respiratory protection standards and feature a filtration efficency of over 95%. Well-designed 5 layers cloth filters large particles, then small harmful particles and pm2.5, offering you a safeguard protection. Authorized Manufacturer: GUANGDONG ZHIZHEN BIOLOGICAL MEDICINE CO, LTD
  • 【Breathable Technique】Our KN95 Masks adopt advanced electrostatic technique to make the mask material more breathable. You could easily respire the air through the mask filtration while being protected.
A grey-bellied gorilla lying amidst dense green foliage, partially obscured by leaves, with its gaze directed towards the viewer. This is one of the mountain gorillas I saw while gorilla trekking in Uganda.


Pack some good quality, thick hiking socks. You can even find ones that are treated with permethrin to repel bugs.

One trick I have learned over the years is to first put on a thinner pair of socks and then add a thicker pair over the top. This can help prevent rubbing when hiking.

DANISH ENDURANCE Merino Wool Light Hiking Socks, Cushioned & Moisture Wicking Hiking Socks, Men, Women & Kids, 3 Pack
  • Merino Wool for comfortable & dry feet: Our lightweight socks with thermoregulating merino wool and sweat-wicking ventilation lanes ensure that your feet stay fresh, dry and comfortable in any weather
  • Support for your comfort: Our light hiking socks feature targeted cushioning to reduce the risk of blisters and sore feet. Great for hiking, trekking, outdoor adventures, walking, travelling or everyday
  • Designed in Denmark: Our womens and mens hiking socks are designed with Everest mountaineer Rasmus Kragh who tests our products to ensure high quality standards. The warm socks are fairly produced in Portugal


You’re going to see bugs on this trip, and there’s also going to be mud and dirt. One way to keep all of that out of your shoes and socks is with a pair of gaiters.

At one point during our hike, we all stopped to watch the gorillas playing and then realised we were standing on an ant’s nest. These ants were HUGE and quickly crawled up our legs.

I didn’t pack gaiters but they would have been handy. If you don’t take them, simply tuck your pants into your boots to provide a bit of protection.

Azarxis Hiking Gaiters for Outdoor Camping Running Walking Backpacking Women Men Ankle Leg Guard Boot Legging Cover Snow Lightweight Waterproof Durable Wrap Mountain Hunting Climbing (Dark Grey, M)
  • ❤️ WATERPROOF & ANTI-TEARING: Durable 600D Oxford Fabric prevents water, snow, dirt and debris from getting dirty or stabbed by cactus needles, briars, thorns, etc. Our leg guard is super wear-resistant, tear-resistant, windproof, waterproof, and designed with metal buckle to enhance the perfect fit of the shoes to avoid falling off. Excellent waterproof: 6000mm
  • ❤️ ADJUSTABLE: The adjustable drawstring can allows a tight fit to the calf. And adjustable TPU instep belt is suitable for different sizes of boots and keeping them tight, which fits well on your legs and prevents slipping down. High-quality front sticky Velcro can be easily put on and take off, and strong adhesion is not easy to loosen
An image from above of a person's lower legs and feet are shown, wearing muddy hiking shoes and black pants. The feet are standing on a gravel path with scattered green grass to the side. The socks are tucked over the person's pants. Wondering what to wear when you first meet gorillas in the wild? This gorilla trekking packing list will help. Tip: tuck your pants into your socks to keep bugs and mud out!
Pants tucked into my socks to avoid dirt and bugs getting in

Hat and buff/bandana

Keep your hair off your face with a buff or bandana. I like to dip mine in water and then wear it around my neck to help keep me cool.

There are some sunny spots on some hikes – and some have a lot of exposed areas – so a hat is also a good idea.

BUFF Lightweight Merino Wool Neck Gaiter, Balaclava, Bandana, Face/Ski Mask For Adults, With UPF 50 Sun Protection, One Size, Grey
  • MULTIFUNCTONAL NECKWEAR: Soft and cozy natural benefits of Merino Lightweight can be worn 12+ ways for ultimate outdoor versatility, from cap to balaclava, neck gaiter to headband
  • ALL-SEASON PERFORMANCE: Versatile multisport neckwear delivering four-season performance and protection with natural moisture wicking and odor control properties
  • FABRIC MATERIAL: 100% eco-counsious comfortable and breathable Merino wool, dries quickly, stays warm if wet


Even the most sure-footed person is going to slip and slide at least once on their gorilla trek. As we all know, our first reaction is to reach out and grab something – and it’s most likely going to be a rough or spiny bush or plant.

A pair of decent quality garden gloves will be sufficient to keep your hands out of the mud and avoid scratches and cuts.

SAVIOR HEAT Workout Gloves Men Women Full | Half Finger Weightlifting Gloves, Padded Palm Fitness Exercise Gym Training Running Fishing Cycling Road Biking Sun Protection Outdoors Sports Gloves
  • 【Breathable, Lightweight, Cooling】Compared with other brands’ full finger workout gloves, the SAVIOR HEAT updated stretchable and breathable lycra material on hand top ensures a skintight feel around the fingers and knuckles for sung fit, perfectly match your hands for comfortable wearing. The fabric is thin and soft, you will not feel sweaty as they are cooling&quick-drying, the men’s cycling gloves have excellent flexibility and elastic recovery performance
  • 【Touch Screen】The mountain bike gloves feature small touch-sensitive pads on the thumb and index finger, allowing you to use your GPS or Apps on All Smartphones (iPhone, Samsung, etc), tablets or other Touchscreen devices without taking off your beloved biking gloves

Backpack with rainproof cover

You’ll need to take a good backpack with you, preferably with a rainproof cover if the backpack itself isn’t waterproof.

Don’t overfill your backpack. You have the option to hire a porter for the gorilla trek, but that shouldn’t mean that you load your pack up with tonnes of unnecessary stuff.

Osprey Hikelite 18L Unisex Hiking Backpack, Black
  • Trekking pole attachment with upper compression strap capture
  • Scratch resistant organization pocket for sunglasses and electronics
  • Upper side compression straps
  • Integrated raincover keeps your pack and gear dry in inclement weather

Water bladder

Water is essential while trekking to see gorillas, and it’s recommended that you have around 2-3L per person.

Most people on my hike had small plastic bottles, but I find that it’s much easier to drink from a water bladder. You don’t need to stop and open your backpack every time you need a sip of H2O – you can simply draw from the hose, which I find so much more convenient.

Hydration Bladder, 2L Water Bladder for Hiking Backpack Leak Proof Water Reservoir Storage Bag, 2 Liter BPA-Free Water Pouch Hydration Pack Replacement for Camping Cycling Running, Military Green
  • LARGE OPENING FOR EASY CLEANING – CHERAINTI 2l hydration bladder has one of large opening, and the big opening makes for easy pouring of water. It is also fairly wide for a hand or bottle brush easily access to the interior water bladder for hiking backpack. The screw on cap goes on and off easily. For cold water, simply add ice cubes directly from a scoop or refrigerator ice dispenser. The smooth inner of water reservoir promotes health and is easy to clean.
  • PREMIUM QUALITY – The whole hydration bladder is made of premium material. CHERAINTI water reservoir is taste free, SGS certified and food grade. This tested to comply with international safety standards. It won’t leave a bad taste in your drink. The water bladder 2l passed pneumatic pressure test, it is pressure-tolerant. Double sealing side technique has greatly improved durability hydration pack bladder.

Walking poles

Walking poles can be handy for keeping your balance on slippery, uneven areas, and for taking the pressure off your knees when going downhill.

I didn’t take poles because I don’t actually like hiking with them, but a lot of people in my group had them. Your guide might also be able to rustle up a sturdy stick to use as a walking pole.

TheFitLife Nordic Walking Trekking Poles – 2 Pack with Antishock and Quick Lock System, Telescopic, Collapsible, Ultralight for Hiking, Camping, Mountaining, Backpacking, Walking, Trekking (Silver)
  • Anti shock/ shock, absorbing poles: With the high quality 6 series aluminum material, the shock-absorbing effect can strongly reduce damage from the impact force.
  • Extra long eva foam handles with straps: Soft and comfortable, absorbs moisture from sweaty hands and very comfortable to hold your walking sticks.
  • Built to last: We use 6 series Aluminum to make the more stronger & lighter hiking poles in the outdoor market. they can reduce compressive impact on knees, legs, ankles.


While most of your hike will likely be in shaded areas, there will be areas that are exposed, so take SPF50+ sunscreen with you and re-apply regularly throughout the hike. This is an essential item for your Uganda packing list.

Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Sunscreen Lotion, Broad Spectrum SPF 55 UVA/UVB Protection, Lightweight Water Resistant Face & Body Sunscreen, Non-Greasy, Travel Size, 3 fl. oz
  • 3-fluid ounce bottle of Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch Non-Greasy Sunscreen with SPF 55 that helps defend against the signs of sun and decrease the risk of skin cancer when used as directed
  • This lightweight & sheer sunscreen is fast-absorbing with Dry-Touch technology for a non-greasy, matte finish and is formulated with Helioplex for superior sun protection for your skin
  • Packaging and formulation may vary. New formula features an oxybenzone-free formula, this sunscreen lotion helps prevent sunburn and when used as directed, may help decrease the risk of skin cancer

Wet wipes

Baby or wet wipes are handy for wiping down your face or for toilet breaks.

Just remember to pack everything out with you, so have a small bag or extra pocket that you can pack used items in before popping it in to your backpack.

I’ve seen people recommend packing eco-friendly toilet paper because it breaks down. That’s fine to bring – but you should be taking it out with you. Take everything out with you – rubbish, food scraps, everything. You shouldn’t even spit on the ground, because gorillas can catch diseases that way.

Surviveware Biodegradable Wet Wipes, Face and Body Wipes for Post Workout and Camping, Wipes for Adults, Large Wipes, 32 Count
  • UNSCENTED WET WIPES: Clean yourself with our unscented biodegradable wipes from head to toe without being overwhelmed by a smell or attracting unwanted bugs on the trail. Our wipes are alcohol free, pH balanced, and made with aloe. Suitable for sensitive skin.
  • IDEAL CLEANING WIPES FOR POSTERIOR PAMPERING: At some point, a “number two” is inevitable while out in the woods. The soft cloth of our biodegradable wipes will definitely help keep monkey butt at bay.

Insect repellant wipes or spray

The bugs are real! Pack some insect spray or insect repellant wipes – an essential item for your gorilla trekking packing list.

Repel Plant-Based Lemon Eucalyptus Insect Repellent 4 Ounces, Repels Mosquitoes Up To 6 Hours, Oil,Spray
  • MADE WITH OIL OF LEMON EUCALYPTUS: This DEET-free insect repellent provides you with protection during adventures in the backyard and on the go.
  • REPELS MOSQUITOES FOR UP TO 6 HOURS: This repellent keeps you and your family protected for hours, so the fun doesn’t have to end.
  • REFRESHING SCENT: This DEET-free personal repellent leaves you with a cool, refreshing scent so you don’t have to put up with the usual bug spray smell.

Basic first aid kit

While your tour guide will have a first aid kit, it may be a while before you see him or her, so it’s worthwhile packing a few key items in your backpack like insect bite ointment for immediate relief, Band-Aids or blister packs, and painkillers.

WEWAK First Aid Kit – 175pcs, Compact First Aid Kit with EVA Case and Bag, for The Car, Home, Boat, School, Camping, Hiking, Office, Sports
  • 【Security and Reliability】 All of our first aid products carry certificate of conformity to ensure conformance to global standards wherever they are used.
  • 【Comprehensive Set of First Aid Kit Supplies】 This has everything you need! With its collection of 175 pieces of essentials, rest assured that you and your family are covered from any emergencies that may occur in and outside of home. See the product images for a full list of contents.

Waterproof case for your phone

One thing you won’t read about on any other gorilla trekking packing list? Take a waterproof case for your phone.

I packed one for my iPhone and it was really handy because it’s on a lanyard, meaning it was easily accessible for photos and it was also safe from rain and mist. This is one of my must-take items on most trips I do.

Hiearcool Waterproof Phone Pouch, Waterproof Phone Case for iPhone 15 14 13 12 Pro Max, IPX8 Cellphone Dry Bag Beach Cruise Ship Essentials 2Pack-8.3″
  • [BEACH ESSENTIALS-SUPERIOR WATERPROOF PROTECTION]: Certified IPX8 waterproof with Hiearcool’s triple layer lock-down technology provides complete protection against water, snow, dust, and sand. Ensure your cell phone stays dry.
  • [CASE FRIENDLY]: With a size of 8.3 inches, the waterproof phone pouch can fit most cell phones with or without a case, providing double insurance to your phone.
  • [RESPONSIVE TOUCH SCREEN]: The Hiearcool waterproof phone pouch is made of upgraded TPU material that provides excellent response sensitivity while using your phone, including face ID unlock and calling.


Do NOT forget your camera! You are going to want physical (or digital) memories of this experience.

The night before the trek, charge up your camera and extra batteries, and check all your memory cards to make sure you have plenty of space.

Remember, you can’t use flash around the gorillas, so if you’re not familiar with how to turn off that function on your camera, spend some time figuring it out.

If you’re taking just your phone camera, do the same thing – make sure it’s charged up the night before. You might also want to consider taking a portable charger.

Sony a6400 4K Mirrorless Camera ILCE-6400L/B (Black) with 16-50mm f/3.5-5.6 and 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 2 Lens Kit and 0.43x Wide Angle + 2.2X Telephoto + Deco Gear Extra Battery Remote & Flash Bundle
  • SONY USA AUTHORIZED Includes Full SONY USA Warranty
  • 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS image sensor and latest-generation BIONZ X image processor | World’s Fastest 0.02 seconds AF acquisition speed plus 425 phase-detection and contrast-detection AF points covering approximately 84% of image area | Advanced Real-time Eye AF | New Real-time Tracking for object tracking
  • 4K High-resolution movie recording with full pixel readout and no pixel binning plus advanced AF speed and stability | 180-degree fully tiltable LCD touch screen | High-speed continuous shooting at up to 11 fps mechanical shutter / 8 fps silent shooting with continuous AF/AE tracking | Wi-Fi/NFC/QR code for easy file transfer and remote control
A gorilla lying on its side amongst dense green foliage, partially obscured by leaves, with its back facing the viewer.

Lunch and snacks

You might be out hiking for 7-9 hours so take plenty of snacks. Your hotel will usually arrange lunch and some fruit for you, but triple check this the night before so you’re not hungry.

I also took some extra protein bars and Hydralyte (oral rehydration sachets that I mixed with water – take a spare bottle for this).

CLIF BAR – Energy Bars – Variety Pack – Made with Organic Oats – 9-11g Protein – Non-GMO – Plant Based – 2.4 oz. (16 Count)
  • VALUE PACK: Includes 16 CLIF BAR energy bars in a variety of delicious flavors including classic favorites like Chocolate Chip and Crunchy Peanut Butter (packaging and assortment may vary)
  • WHOLESOME INGREDIENTS: CLIF BAR Energy Bars are non-GMO and are made with whole food, plant-based ingredients like organic rolled oats – keeping your energy up never felt (or tasted) so good
  • SUSTAINED ENERGY: CLIF BAR is The Ultimate Energy Bar, purposefully crafted with a mix of protein, fat, and carbohydrates to sustain active bodies before and during long, moderate-intensity activity


You will need your passport as identification when you arrive at the park. This is an important item on your gorilla trekking packing list as you won’t be allowed to go on the trek without it!

Gorilla permit

Unless you’ve arranged your gorilla trek independently, then your tour company will have this for you.

A gorilla clinging to a tree trunk, peering out from behind the leaves, with a curious expression.


Take some cash so that you can tip your porter and guides. This may be their main or only source of income, and they do such a fantastic job, so thank them. You can take U.S. dollars (make sure you have the right notes – they can’t give you change) or Rwandan francs or Ugandan shillings.

At the end of the trek, you’ll also likely come across women selling handmade jewellery and toys. So, if you feel like a bit of shopping, you’ll need some cash.

Travel insurance

Travel Insurance Master allows you to compare across multiple policy providers.

Read the policy carefully to make sure you’re covered for adventure activities like trekking to see mountain gorillas. Check that a Medevac is included.

In the briefing for my gorilla trek, there were jokes about helicopters being able to rescue you if, halfway through, you found the hike just too hard and wanted to turn back. In reality, these “helicopters” are people who’d carry you out on a stretcher because there’s no helipad in this thick jungle!

Flip flops

One of the best things at the end of my trip was pulling off my hiking boots and slipping on a pair of flip flops for the drive back to my hotel! Make sure you put flip flops or other light shoes in your backpack (or leave them in your tour company’s car).

Havaianas Slim Flatform Women’s Flip Flop Sandals – Steel Grey, 7/8
  • Women’s Slim Flip Flop Platform Sandals: Elevate your look without sacrificing comfort with Havaianas’ Slim Flatform flip flops for women; sport the best-selling slim shape with a subtle and stylish boost of height
  • Comfortable Platform Sandal: Beach sandals with a 1-inch height sole and cushioned footbed keep your feet feeling great at the beach, by the pool, or around town

Gorilla trekking packing list: Final thoughts

This guide covers my tips for the must-bring items and clothing for a safe and fun gorilla trekking experience. Seeing gorillas in the wild is such an amazing, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Rather than focusing on something you might have forgotten, with this packing list you can tick everything off – and focus on the epic experience instead.


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