Rwanda gorilla safaris are one of the most adventurous activities a tourist can do while on a safari in Rwanda. Many travelers have opted to do Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris alongside other activities like chimpanzee trekking safaris Rwanda, Rwanda wildlife safaris, city tours in Rwanda, cycling safaris in Rwanda and many more.
However, tourists going for a gorilla tour in Rwanda must note the health rules before trekking gorillas in Uganda Rwanda Congo. General health rules were put in place because mountain gorillas are very vulnerable to human diseases. The following rules are ways to lessen the risk tourists on Rwanda safaris might pose to them: Mountain Gorillas are closely related to us they are susceptible to diseases carried by humans.
Visitors should wear appropriate clothing since it is often cool there, a jacket might be helpful, a light backpack where you can put your packed lunch, proper boots to support your ankles and legs as well.
Tourists are argued to respect the limits imposed on the number of visitors allowed with the gorillas each day. This minimizes the risk of disease transmission and stress to the group.
At all times stay seven meters or 21 feet from these gorillas. This is to safe guard them from getting human diseases.
Tourists have to be in proper health and must have no communicable diseases or cold or flu. If you need to cough, sneeze, blow your nose, move your head away from the gorilla in order to keep the risk of infection to a minimum.
The tourist going for Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris must be at least 15 years of age.
It is healthy to always wash your hands before you head out to the mountain gorillas.
No smoking, eating of food or drinking of beverages is allowed in the presence of the Mountain Gorillas.
In case you are feeling sick, or suffering from a contagious disease, please remain behind. An alternative visit will be organized for you or be refunded the money.
In case you feel the urge to sneeze or even cough when close to the gorillas, please turn your head away from them and cap your nose plus mouth so as to reduce the spread of viruses or even bacteria.
Do not leave any rubbish for example food wrappers in the park and other foreign items because they can harbor diseases or other contaminants.