Mountain Gorilla tracking rules and regulations in Uganda
The actual time spent with a gorilla family is limited to 1 hour and gorilla habituation 4 hours.
Maximum of 8 visitors per group.
If a gorilla comes close to you, stand still, look away from the gorilla and follow and listen the instructions of guide
You are not allowed to track gorillas if you have a communicable disease, eg. diarrhoea, flu, etc.
You don’t have to surround the gorillas but remain in a tight group
Leave a distance of not less than 7 metres between you and the gorillas
Flash photograph is strictly prohibited as gorillas think you trying to throw an object towards them
You are not allowed to eat or smoke within 200 metres of the gorillas
While sneezing or coughing, turn away from the gorillas and cover your nose and mouth
Bury all your human faeces in a hole dug at least 30cm (1ft) deep and ensure that it is properly covered afterwards
Do not spit on vegetation or soil while in the park
No person under 15 years is allowed to track gorillas
Do not make loud noise or sudden movements in the presence of gorillas
All liter must be removed from the park for disposal
Please observe all instructions from your guide