» To minimize possible transmission of human diseases, visitors are asked to maintain a distance of 7m (about 22 feet) from the gorillas. If you are sick with a cold, flu or other contagious illness, please do not visit the gorillas.
» Viewing time is limited to one hour.
» Maximum 8 visitors per group.
» Spitting in the park is strictly prohibited.
» Should you need to cough, cover your mouth and turn away from the gorillas.
» When with the gorillas, keep your voice low.
» Try not to make rapid movements that may frighten the gorillas.
» If a gorilla should charge or vocalize at you, do not be alarmed, stand still, look away from the gorilla and follow your guide’s directions.
» Do not litter.
» The security of our visitors is our highest priority. There is no need for concern about personal security.
» The climate in Musanze is changeable and you can generally expect both sun and rainfall during the day.
» Musanze, at 1,700m above sea level, is generally quite cold, particularly in the evening, so warm clothing is advised.
» Recommended clothing is long trousers and shirts when in the forest to avoid nettle stings.
» Steady walking shoes or hiking boots are essential. You may find raingear useful.
» Bring a water bottle and a small snack although eating, drinking and smoking near the gorillas is forbidden.
» Photographs are permitted, although you may not use flash.
» Porters are available to help you carry your daypack for a small charge.
» Mountain gorillas live at high altitude and this may cause difficulties for some visitors. You should walk slowly and drink plenty of water. No one should feel deterred from making this trip.
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