When going on a Chimp Trek take a look at what rangers, guides are wearing. There are no shorts, no T-shirts, no sneakers. It is all about protecting themselves while in the forest with long-sleeved shirts, long trousers, boots, in their case Wellies – rubber boots, hat.
Wearing the right clothes while Chimpanzee Trekking in Uganda or Rwanda will put the emphasis on your Chimp Trek and not any discomfort you may have to endure if you are not wearing the right clothing.
Things to Bring and What to wear on a Chimpanzee Trek or Habituation Chimpanzee Experience in Uganda.
You will need a waterproof Daypack:
Chimp Trekking takes place in tropical forests such as Kibale Forest. It is best to protect your camera equipment, have a place for bottled water, 1 liter for a normal Chimpanzee Trek – 3 liters for an all-day chimpanzee habituation experience.
For the all-day Chimpanzee habituation, you will need a packed lunch, snacks like dried fruit com that you can buy in local supermarkets, granola bars.
Daypacks are a must have for Chimpanzee Treks. Chimpanzee Trekking is easier than a gorilla trek, a Chimpanzee Trek is shorter, except the all-day habituation experience, but a daypack is still best to have along.
The daypack comes in handy on a chimpanzee trek especially if it is an all-day chimpanzee habituation experience since you need lunch snacks and bottled water.
What kind of Shoes should I Wear:
Visitors to Uganda make the mistake of wearing sandals, flip-flops, sneakers, shoes that are not sturdy for a Chimpanzee Trek that is over 3 hours long.
Hiking Boots that are waterproof or sturdy shoes are the best choice for any hiking, trekking, climbing in Uganda.
Wellies – Gum-Boots: Uganda Wildlife Authority Rangers wear Wellies – or Gum-Boots that have treads on them. Cover your lower legs, easy to clean and even visitors have started to use them.
The reason for waterproof boots is that chimpanzee treks take place in rainforests where it can rain anytime, normally short showers, not just during the rainy seasons.
What to wear while Chimpanzee Trekking or all-day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience:
The emphasis is on comfortable and protective clothing from undergarments to trousers.
Forget what other people may wear, they will be swatting flies, mosquitoes away from their skin, get scratched by branches, stung by nettles, pricked by thorns, while you dressed right for Chimpanzee Trekking will be just fine.
In some cases, new paths are made through the forest through slashing with a machete. This is the wild, this is where the West African Jungle meets East Africa and yet people dress for an afternoon in the Bronx Zoo. For your well-being dress right – protect yourself.
Wear Insect Repellent for Chimpanzee Trekking or Habituation:
You are in the Tropics, the Heart of Africa – Uganda – Rwanda. Insects abound and you do not have to worry about you finding them, they will find you.
It is time to protect yourself Chimpanzee Trekking or an all-day Chimpanzee Habituation Experience Trek.
There are all kinds of insect repellents, many of our clients come with what seems the best, especially in test after test, RID – made in Australia since 1956. If you live in the USA you can buy it online.
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