When is the best time to go for Gorilla Tracking?
DRC is near the equator and therefore the climate is relatively predictable. There are rains in October and November and March through to May.
There rest of the months are considered dry months but these are tropical rain forests and you should expect rain anytime.
For those interested in photography, the month just after the rains is the best to travel is the green is just blossoming again. These are the best views to give you an everlasting memory.
How fit do I have to be for gorilla trekking?
Gorilla trekking is meant to be enjoyed by anyone thought it can be challenging at some point. Its psychological preparation that you will need most as you go for this adventure.
Of course that physical is also important as you will need to do some hiking but of recent you can hire porters to help you through this. You can even rent a tailor made chair when these porters can carry you through the hike.
What to take when I go gorilla trekking?
You will need just good mentality, positive energy, a healthy body, hiking boots, jacket, gloves and camera to capture the moments. These are some of the key things you will need to carry.
You can put on thin layers of clothes to cover yourself because it can get cold most time but as it gets hot, you can still get rid of them easily.
How long are the gorilla treks?
Depending on your luck on that day, the trek can be as short as even 30 minutes and for as long as 6 hours. You therefore have to go with an open mind to prepare for the worst.
There are however minimal changes of you not seeing the gorillas, this is the rarest occurrence.
What advice would you give for photography?
Carry spare batteries for you camera as you will take as many photos as possible. You will however follow the guidelines laid by the guide on how you execute this.
You must however switch off your flash while you take pictures as the flash irritates the gorillas and who know what could happen!!!!