Rules and Regulations for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Rules and Regulations for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is among the most rewarding tourism activities that tourists on their Rwanda safari can take part in to have a memorable safari. The activity can be carried out in volcanoes national park where you will get to hike the five virunga mountains in order to access the habituated Rwanda gorilla families. During the hike to the different gorilla families, you will have the chance to see a number of memorable rewarding attractions like a number of primate species like; the vervet monkey, den’s monkey, golden monkeys, silver monkey, L’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked mangabey among other primate species, memorable views of Lake Kivu, the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo among other rewarding attractions before you get to visit the gorillas to observe their behaviour in the park. In order to have a memorable gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda, you should follow a number of rules and regulations for a rewarding and safe experience.
- Before taking part in the activity, you should participate in a briefing session where you will be briefed on the rules and regulations to follow that will ensure that you have a safe and memorable experience
- You should always follow the lead of the guide during gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park in order to have a safe activity. It should be noted that the guide is well knowledgeable of the park area and all the safe trails that will ensure that you are not attacked by any vicious animals so in order to have a safe activity you should let the guide take the lead during the activity.
- Avoid making noise if you come in contact with the gorillas because it will trigger off the gorillas a threat to them as a threat to their wellbeing this is because of the fact that the gorillas are highly sensitive and vulnerable gorilla species.
- You should avoid littering in the park during gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park in order to avoid contracting diseases to the gorillas which is a threat to their existence and sustainability in volcanoes national park.
- Eating in the presence of the gorillas is highly prohibited because the gorillas will attack you in order to have a bite on whatever you’re eating and in case you have any disease, you can easily spread it to the gorillas because they are highly vulnerable primate species.
- Taking pictures of gorillas with a flash on is also highly discouraged because it can trigger the gorillas as a threat which can be fatal since the gorillas are very strong and aggressive primates.
- Avoid making eye contact with the gorillas because it poses as a challenge to the mountain gorillas which can be a very bad idea. It should be noted that during the fight for leadership among the gorillas make eye contact to challenge the dominant silverback so making eye contact is a bad idea to humans because, during the battle for leadership, it would be fatal.
- Tourists should not be behind an armed ranger during the hike to the habituated gorilla families. The ranger accompanies the trackers in order to keep them safe from any animal attacks and in order for the ranger to do this, he should be in control of the tracking group therefore with the guide taking the lead, the ranger should be the last person at the back to avoid any attacks from wild animals and in case of any attacks they will be scared away by the ranger firing in the air but this is on a rare occasion because the guide will lead you along the safe hiking trails in the park.
- Tourist should limit movements while in the presence of gorillas to void triggering them off as a threat which can lead them to attack you because they are sensitive and vulnerable.
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