Dress code for a Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari
Chimpanzees in Kibale Forest National Park
As you plan to join the thousands of people going for Uganda chimpanzee trekking in their beautiful natural habitat, you need to be prepared for the trip both mentally and physically and not forgetting you must be well equipped. Preparation for your Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari includes having a proper trekking wardrobe.
What you must have in your Uganda
Tourists are briefed before trekking begins
chimpanzee trekking safari wardrobe
When going for Uganda chimpanzee trekking safaris, we recommend our clients to wear sturdy clothes to help protect them against scratches as they go for their adventurous chimpanzee trekking Uganda experiences. On your safari Uganda, we would like our client to park a long-sleeved shirt, preferably of synthetic material because cotton shirts get drenched and heavy if it rains. These long-sleeved shirts will protect your arms from insect bites and hanging branches.
Trousers and a good pair of lightweight walking boots that cover the ankle as well as a pair of gaiters. We recommend clients to purchase pants in synthetic materials. Clients may also wear waterproof pants on top of your regular pants, but it may not be necessary.
On your primate trekking day
On your chimpanzee trekking day, the temperature may vary and the weather conditions can change as well. Chimpanzee trekking experiences takes place in tropical rain forests such as Kibale Forest National Park , Kalinzu Forest, Budongo Forest in the Kyambura Gorge Uganda and in Nyungwe Afro-Montane Forest in Rwanda. we also recommend carrying a light jumper or lightweight waterproof jacket or trousers in case of change in weather.
A small backpack is useful to carry your water, pack lunch, camera and binoculars. Walking sticks are normally available at the park headquarters and can be used on a rainy day.
Your feet will need boots and socks. Chimpanzee trekking in Uganda is done through bushes and forests therefore you will navigate a couple of rocky paths and come across mud paddles. You need the right shoes for all of that. Sturdy leather hiking boots that are high preferably above the ankles are all you need.
Hand gloves and headgear
Protect your hands by wearing a pair of hand gloves or garden gloves are useful to prevent scratches in the hands in case they held themselves on a tree or anything that would be harmful.
Shades are also good because you may use them to shield your eyes from the sun when it comes. Besides the sun, shades also protect eyes from the gusts of wind. You can carry a hat or a cap to keep the head warm.
With all this, we hereby say your Uganda chimpanzee trekking safari attire is complete and we wish you a happy Uganda safari!