Gorilla trekking rules, regulations
Briefing is all about dos and don'ts of gorilla tracking. 1. Submissiveness
When you encounter gorillas, you are required to portray total submissiveness. Do not look at them straight in the eyes and avoid standing over them. If the male gorilla charge at you, crouch down. Gorillas have freedom of way. Do not drum your chest. 2. Photography
Flash photography is prohibited. Filming for domestic use is allowed. Special Photographic and filming safaris specifically for commercial use and documentaries can beorganized. These will require accreditation cards unlike normal tourists. 3. Health of the Gorillas
There are currently approximately 700 mountain gorillas in the wild. Thus these animals are classified as endangered species. Gorilla trekking if unchecked can endanger the life of gorillas. Trekking/ hiking in Rwanda is restricted to 8 persons per day per group. That makes a total of 56 permits per day. Avoid tracking gorillas if you suffer from contagious disease.Do not sneeze towards them. Do not spit in the forest or defecate carelessly. If you need to the guides will help you with a machete to dig a hole to bury your waste. 4. Environmental consciousness
Gorilla tracking is a clean activity. Leave only your steps in the national park. Do not litter and if you spot any litter, collect it and take it down with you. 5. Eating while tracking gorillas
You can carry your picnic but do not eat in the vicinity of the gorillas. 7. Chest beating
Do not challenge the silverback in chest beating. Age Limit.
Only people of 15 years and above can track gorillas. Other Gorilla Hiking, Trekking, Tracking Safaris In Rwanda.