Boots – the Right Footwear for Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Uganda – Rwanda

Posted by on June 7, 2019

Wearing The Right Shoes for your Safari in Uganda or Rwanda

 Boots – the Right Footwear for Gorilla Trekking For Protection-Support-Traction on Gorilla Treks

 Boots – the Right Footwear for Gorilla Trekking in Uganda or Rwanda. Waterproof Boots should be your first choice for your Gorilla Trek since they give you support and traction. They also keep your feet dry, steady your walk on at times muddy Trails. Plus they give you much-needed ankle support and protect you against pesky fire ants.

Having the right footwear for your Gorilla Trek makes a considerable difference in the overall experience of your Encounter with the Gentle Giants of the Forest.

Boots are not just the right footwear for your Gorilla Trek, but for Chimpanzee and Golden Monkey Treks as well.  Boots are the footwear of Choice for Hiking, Nature Walks, Volcano Climbs, the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon Foothill Hikes and more.  Boots protect against insects, even snakes which are rarely if ever seen on a Safari.

Well-Worn-In Boots are your best Choice for a Gorilla Trekking Safari in Uganda or Rwanda. For the Best Gorilla Trekking Experience add a thick pair of socks and tuck your long Trousers inside of them for even more protection including against Nettles and fire ants

Many Trekkers come with the wrong footwear and wear the wrong clothing. Yes, you are in Equatorial Africa, yes the sun comes out, but you are not taking a stroll on a Tropical Beach, but trekking in an Afromontane Rainforest.  The name alone should give you a Clue – Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.

Sneakers – Tennis Shoes – have no Place on a Safari – notably a Gorilla Trek

Boots – the Right Footwear for Gorilla Trekking- Shoes – Gorilla – Chimpanzee – Golden Monkey Trekkers, as well as  Hikers often come with the wrong footwear that does not even resemble a sensible for the occasion boot.  Just recently, one of our Driver-Guides assisted a client with his pair of boots.  One thing we always ask our Gorilla Trekkers to do and that is to see what the Rangers, Guides, Trekkers are wearing when it comes to shoes.

The Footwear for most are gumboots, also knowns as Wellies, Rubber Boots.  They might not be a statement of chic and fashion, but they are practical  – the Right Footwear for Gorilla trekking tourists.

One thing you can leave home is white sneakers, tennis shoes, or whatever you call them in your corner of the world.  For one thing, they will turn red-brown from the dust of the red clay African Soil, much less be useful on a Gorilla Trek or Hike.

Boots – the Right Footwear for Gorilla Trekking should be well worn in – Do not bring a pair of brand new shoes  that you just bought at your local R.E.I. Store in the US for your Gorilla Trek.  Wear them in well in advance of arriving for your Gorilla Trekking Safari.  That is also an excellent way to become a bit more physically fit for your Gorilla Trekking Experience.  in Uganda or Rwanda.


Boots – the Right Footwear for Gorilla Trekking will make a lot of sense on the actual day of Gorilla Trekking as you penetrate Bwindi Impenetrable or climb the Virunga Volcanoes Gorilla Trekking on sides of the Mountains that Cook, the Virunga Volcano Chain.

Wearing the wrong shoes will mean discomfort, it will take your attention away from one of the most incredible up-close encounters with the Gentle Giants of the Forest and focus on the pain your feet are given you. 

There is not much that can be done on the day of Trekking, but you can plan now.  We might find you a pair of Wellies – best to be rightly equipped.

What Shoes for your African Safari in Uganda – Rwanda? – Boots of course