Rules to Observe
Rules for Visiting Bwindi and Mgahinga National Parks
The parks have clear rules and regulations that must protect visitors and gorillas at large;
- Infectious diseases such as diarrhoeas and flue are a problem to gorillas therefore a visitor with such diseases will not be permitted in the park.
- It’s always better to view the gorillas at distant and in groups rather than surrounding them.
- It’s important to leave a distance of about 5 meters; this is just to leave some space between you and the gorillas. In case they are moving towards you, tend to move backwards.
- Digital camera is most suitable and a flash is not allowed.
- Avoid eating or smoking around the gorillas, it’s better to leave a distance of about 200 meters.
- In case you want to cough or sneeze, cover your month and move away from the gorillas.
- When you get close with the gorillas, get rid of making fun noises or sounds. More still sudden movements are not allowed.
- Do not little or spit on the green vegetation or soil once you are in the park.
- Be time conscious because visiting the gorillas is strictly one hour
- People below the age of 15 are not permitted to track gorillas.