The Must-Haves for Gorilla Trekking – a Porter and a Walking Stick
Two Things that will free you on a Gorilla Trek, Hike -Climb – a Porter and Walking Stick
Why do I need a porter? Why should I use a Walking Stick?
You cannot do a Gorilla Trek or the Gorilla Habituation Experience without the Two Must-Haves for Gorilla Trekking: a Porter and a Walking Stick.
A Gorilla Trek is not a Sunday Stroll in the Park. The terrain can be tough to navigate for some, and most moderately fit people need help from a Friend. The assistance from a Walking stick and the porter’s added support made the Trek more manageable and doable.
The Two Must-Haves for Gorilla Trekking are a Porter and a Walking Stick. A Porter to carry your daypack and assist you on the sometimes slippery trails. Add a sturdy local Walking stick to steady yourself during Gorilla Trekking,
The Walking stick and the assistance of a porter will also help one of many hikes in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest.
Chimpanzee Trekking in Kibale Forest or the Kyambura Gorge. Climbing one of the three volcanoes in Mgahinga Gorilla Park. Hitting the trails in the foothills of the Rwenzori Mountains of the Moon or as you ascend Mount Morungole visiting the Ik People.
The Two Must-Haves for Gorilla Trekking are a Porter and a Walking Stick
Why do you need a Porter for your Gorilla Trek?
Why using a porter is a wise choice Gorilla Trekking-Hiking or Climbing!
Why do you need to use the services of a porter for Gorilla Trekking? The answer is simple and practical. When you trek gorillas, golden monkey6s, hike through Bwindi Forest or Mgaahinga Park a or climb volcano the assistance of a porter service allows you to focus on the Trek, your surroundings, the birds, wildlife, other primates, and the gorillas and not the arduous hikeor Trek.
Your daypack may not feel heavyat the lodge , but carrying it for hours up and down Ridges and Valleys in Vwindi Impenetrable Forest or up the sides of Volcanoes in Mgahing Gorilla Parkst will quickly change your mind.
Using a porter is not demeaning as some tourist might think. Porters off much needed assistance for tourist and make a tidy income in the process
Porters receive a fee for carrying the bagsd ad assting trekkers and Hikers long the way which often leads to a tip or gratuity.
Porters are independent service providers and not part of the Uganda Wildlife Authority Staff). It empowers them to make a living that compares to the average salary of a mid-level government employee’s. The porter can pay their children’s school fees, rent, buy food, and more.
Even if you are young and agile, use a porter and invest in the life of a Ugandan and their future. You can also concentrate on the Gorilla Trekking Experience instead of worrying about your load.
Why do you need a Porter for your Gorilla Trek, hike or climb?
Most tourists require the assistance of a porter on unfamiliar terrain.
Why use a Walking Stick on a Gorilla Trek?
The answer is simple, use a Walking stick that steadies you during gorilla trekking.
A Walking stick gives you balance on, at times, challenging trails and provides an income to the person who made your walking stick.
There is the plain Walking stick that most uses and the walking post is made of bamboo and is about five feet long. The more ornamental carved Walking sticks will support you on the trail and make your gorilla trek an excellent souvenir or memento.
You can purchase a Walking stick at the beginning of your Trek, obtain it free of charge from some lodges, or buy an ornamental one at a souvenir shop. In any case, we suggest that you do not trek without it.
You can take your walking stick with you on the Safari and use it for Chimpanzee Trekking or hikes and climbs while on a safari in Uganda.
You do not need to bring your hiking sticks from home. Support a local cottage industry in Uganda.
The Two Must-Haves for Gorilla Trekking are a Porter, a Walking StickCOVID-19, and a Protective Facial Mask.
Why use a Walking Stick on a Gorilla Trek? It will steady you on your hike or Trek.
Porter Services and Walking Sticks are included in all our Gorilla Safaris:
Porter Services and Walking sticks are included if you are on a Gorilla Trekking Safari with us. This reduces the hassles on the day gorilla trekking for our clients. In addition, we give our clients two liters of water and three liters for the Gorilla Habituation Experience.
Furthermore, we provide facial masks for our clients. They are required when you are in the presence of a gorilla family to prevent infecting the gorilla with illnesses such as respiratory diseases.
We also suggest you prepare for the gorilla trek before arriving in Uganda by getting into shape. A moderate fitness level is required, and accommodations can and will be made for you.
Read more about Gorilla Trekking on our Practical Guide page to Gorilla Trekking; you will be glad you did.