Facts About Volcanoes National Park In Rwanda

Visit volcanoes national park by organizing with your any trusted tour operator or book with Rwanda development board

Facts About Volcanoes National Park In Rwanda

Facts about volcanoes national park are the major key points that a visitor should know about the park so that they get prepared with some knowledge about it. Volcanoes National Park is a well-known tourism destination in Rwanda where you will find rare endangered mountain gorillas that can only be found in Virunga National Park of DR Congo and Mhaginga National Park as well as Bwindi Impenetrable National Park of Uganda.

The 8 different Virunga Mountains can be found in 3 national park that is Mountain Nyiragongo, Mountain Mikeno and Mountain Nyamuragira which are found in Virunga National Park, Mountain Bisoke and Mountain Karisimbi found in Volcanoes National Park, Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Muhabura and Mountain Gahinga shared by Mgahinga National Park and volcanoes national park.

Volcanoes National Park has a lot to present when it comes to giving the best wildlife safari because of many activities that can be done in the park to ensure that you have the best time and good moments while in the park. Here are the 6 facts about volcanoes national park.

The rare endangered mountain gorillas:

This is the most important of all the 6 factors about volcanoes national park. The park is a home to the rare endangered mountain gorillas that can be seen on the different slopes of Virunga Mountains. You will have to hike different Virunga Mountains in volcanoes national park that is mountain Mahabura, Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Karisimbi, Mountain Bisoke and mountain Gahinga to access different gorilla species which can be found on the slopes of these mountains most especially in the bamboo trees because they use bamboo as food.

The thrilling factor about your hike to high elevation on Virunga mountains in volcanoes national park where the gorillas are usually found, you can spot primate species like the different monkey species such as red tailed monkeys, Mona monkeys, vervet monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys among other monkey species where you can also see a number of golden monkeys as well as different bird species.

Home to 5 Virunga mountains:

Volcanoes National Park is a home to 5 out of 8 Virunga Mountains and these include Mountain Karisimbi, Mountain Sabyinyo, Mountain Ghahinga, Mountain Bisoke and Mountain Muhabura. On the different Virunga Mountains, there are 15 gorilla families that can be spotted the Susa gorilla family, Karisimbi gorilla family, Amahoro gorilla family, Titus gorilla family, Kirwa gorilla family, Kwitonda gorilla family, Sabinyo gorilla family, Umubano gorilla family, Agashya gorilla family, Ugenda gorilla family and Bwenge gorilla family

With mountain gorillas having interesting facts and interesting characteristics about primates that will be learned when you visit a particular gorilla group while taking park in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park which will make your wild life safari in the park interesting.

Home to endangered golden monkeys:

One of the facts about volcanoes national park is that even if the endangered golden monkeys can be found in Mhaginga National Park which is found near volcanoes national park and Virunga national park in the DR Congo. The only place where endangered golden monkeys can be found in Rwanda is volcanoes national park. Golden monkey trekking in Rwanda can be carries out in the park however there have been a few sightings of these monkeys in Ngungwe National Park a park where chimpanzee trekking can be carried out. Endangered golden monkeys are endemic to endangered mountain gorillas and can be only found in Virunga Mountains in Rwanda.

Gives the ultimate Virunga mountains hike experience:

if you are concerned in hiking the Virunga Mountains among the three countries that is DR Congo, Rwanda and Uganda the best place to visit is volcanoes national park in Rwanda where you will have a great hiking experience. While hiking on different Virunga Mountains you will have to see a number of attractions with in the park i.e. golden monkeys in bamboo forest, twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo. You will also be able to see different gorilla families and many different bird species such as archer’s ground robin, collared apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, handsome francolin, red faced woodland warbler, strange weaver among others. You will as well see Dian Fossey’s gorilla cemetery where many gorillas were killed by poachers in volcanoes national park including Digit her favorite gorilla. It’s at this gorilla cemetery that Dian Fossey was also buried near her gorilla friends after finding her dead in her cabin.

Home to Dian Fossey’s grave:

Dian Fossey was an American primatologist who risked her life to ensure the conservation of mountain gorillas and other primates. The efforts of Dian Fossey ensured that the endangered mountain gorillas are safe from poachers by carrying out daily patrols, burning poacher’s houses. Dian Fossey also used media to warn the poachers from activities and dangers they were inflicting on the different gorilla families. When the patrols increased in the park Dian Fossey was able to get enemies and these were poachers who later murdered her and put her body in the cabin. She was later buried at the gorilla cemetery in volcanoes national park.

It is a centerpiece for gorilla research station in the world:

The Karisoke research station that Dian Fossey established to carry out research on mountain gorillas later gained world recognition after the death of Dian Fossey. They built a permanent building which hires a number of researchers and rangers that carry out research on endangered mountain gorillas with a help of a number of conservationists that are dedicated to protecting mountain gorillas. The research station is today used as a centerpiece for gorilla research where by gorilla researchers are using data collected from research stations to write books, conserving gorilla families in their habitants and also making sure human beings and gorillas are safe.

If you want to know more about gorillas, visit volcanoes national park by organizing with your any trusted tour operator or book with Rwanda development board to have an exciting adventure while participating in your Rwanda tour.

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