As for photography,my advice,unless you are a professional or serious amateur,is to run off a few snap shorts ,then put the camera away, then enjoy the moment and buy a postcard or coffee-table book later.Gorillas are sticky photographic subjects ,on account of their sunken eyes,the gloomy habitat in which they are often found ,and they are a jet—black skin that tends to distort light readings. Flash photography is forbidden,so you are unlikely to get sharp results without a tripod or mono pod.It might be worth carrying an ISO 800 or 600 film [or programming your digital camera appropriately] in case you need the speed, but where the light conditions permit,low—speed ISO50 or 100 film generally produce far better results.Make sure ,too,your camera gear is well—protected—-if your bag is’nt waterproof,seal your camera and films in plastic bags.

Above all,do bear in mind that gorillas are still wild animals despite the ‘gentle giant’ reputation that has superseded the old king Kong image.An adult is much stronger than a person and will act in accordance with it’s own social codes when provokedor surprised.The most serious incident to date occurred in Mgahinga in 1997 when asilver back tookexception to aproffessional photographer who decided that he was the exception to flash photography rule.The gorilla snatched the camera and charged,roughed up and sat upon an innocent party who did/didn’t break a limb depending on which version of the story you hear.The point ,obviously,is to listen to your guoideat all times regarding the correct protol in the presence of gorilla.

Uganda is home to seven habituated gorilla groups.Six of these are located in Bwindi national park.The Rushegula,Habinyanji,and Mubare groups roam the forest around the primary tourism site at Buhoma, while the Nkuringo,Nshongi and Bitukula groups are to be found at Nkuringo,Rushanga and Ruhija respectively.

Whenever any tour excursion is made, there are several points that need to be made such that you might have a disaster free memorable experience.Here are some of the key points to ponder when on an excursion and any deviation from them might cause some serious penalties if you are lucky enough because at times you may even loose your life.
Park Regulations
• Do not camp or make campfires except at official sites.
• Do not drive off the tracks.
• Do not disturb the wildlife by sounding motor horns.
• Do not drive in the park between 7:30pm and 6:30 am.
• Do not bring dogs or other pets to the park.
• Do not drop litter, especially cigarette ends or matches.
• Do not bring firearms or ammunition into the park.
• Do not pick flowers or destroy any vegetation.
• Do not exceed the speed limit of 40km per hour (25mph).
• Retain all official receipts for entrance, boat trips, fishing, etc, as you may be requested to show them at any time during your stay.

Gorilla Tracking Regulations
Before you set out:
• Do not visit the gorillas if you have a cold or other infectious illness.
• Human waste should be buried 30cm (12″) deep
• Maximum number of visitors is eight people per gorilla group
When you are with the gorillas:
• Maintain a 7m (21ft) distance from the gorilla
• Smoking, eating and drinking are not permitted on the tour
• If you must sneeze or cough cover your face and turn away from the gorillas, as they can catch coughs and colds from humans
• Visits are limited to one hour per gorilla group per day
Therefore always put the above cautions in considerations whenever you go gorilla tracking such that you turn in one piece other than pieces.