COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES FOR GORILLA TREKKING IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Covid-19 safety measures for Gorilla trekking : Covid-19 led to a number led to the changes in the tourism activities in Rwanda including gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park which led to a number of changes including the park management putting in place a number of covid-19 safety measures for gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park to ensure that you have a memorable safari as you are also protected from contracting and spreading the virus among the trekkers and primate species.
Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park involves tourists hiking the virunga mountains of the park where you will see a number of attraction and views like the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, rewarding views of lake kivu, a number of primate species like black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkeys the golden monkeys that you can also see when you take part in golden monkey trekking, bird species like the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco as you hike the mountains namely; mount Muhabura, mount Gahinga, mount sabyinyo, mount Bisoke and mount karisimbi which will give you the chance to access the habituated gorilla families that you will find rewarding to spend one hour with them observing a number of exciting adventures of the primates like their feeding patterns, how they construct their nests for overnight stay and many other rewarding features you ill get to observe and film while in the park.
COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES
- Before taking part in the activity, you should undergo a briefing session of the do’s and don’ts of gorilla trekking and the different covid-19 safety measures of gorilla trekking in volcanoes national parks to follow to avoid the spread of the virus to the hikers and the primates during the memorable Rwanda safari.
- Decrease of the people that take part in the activity from 8 to people so as to avoid the spread of the virus in case tourists might have come in contact with the virus as they make their way to the park.
- A fully vaccinated traveller should present their vaccination documents for clearance at the Entebbe international airport to be allowed to participate in the activity because it will give you the chance to avoid being quarantined on transfer to the country which can lead to delays of your safari but with the valid documents you will get to start your safari in time.
- Face masks should be worn while taking part in the activity for all trekkers and vaccinated trekkers aswell in order to prevent them from contracting new covid-19 variants and also spreading he virus in case some of the trekkers come in contact with the virus.
- Travelers should maintain a distance of 6 feet from one another to avoid spreading the virus or contracting new variants
- Tourists should consider using a hand sanitizer and disinfectants to avoid spreading the virus because the virus can live for up to 12 hours and more while on surfaces which gives a high risk to a number of travellers to contract the virus
OTHER SAFETY MEASURES FOR GORILLA TREKKING IN THE PARK
- Follow the lead of the guide while taking part in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park to avoid getting lost and also getting in contact with vicious animals, it should be noted that the park is a home to a number wild animals that can easily attack but following the lead of the guide will prevent you from coming in contact with them because he will take you along the safe trails in the park
- During gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, tourists are accompanied by an armed range whose duty is to protect you while in the part and avoid any accidents while you take part in the different activities in the park.
- Limit movement and noise while in the presence of the gorillas because it can trigger them as a threat and as way to protect themselves, they will attack you and this can cause injuries and in some instances they can be fatal.
- Avoid eye contact with the gorillas because it can trigger them as a challenge for leadership, it should be noted that adult males challenge the dominant silverbacks by making eye contact and this involves fights amongst each other and comparing human to gorillas the fight can be fatal therefore while in the presence of the gorillas, consider looking away to avoid the outbreaks of fights.
- Maintain a distance away from the gorillas as a way to avoid hindering the daily activities of the gorillas
- Avoid taking pictures using flash mode because it can trigger them as a threat reason being the primates are flash sensitive and this can cause attacks which can be fatal in some instances.