Gorilla Trekking In Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

For tourists interested in trekking mountain gorillas, here are some of the reasons why you should participate in gorilla trekking activity in Rwanda.

Reasons For Gorilla Trekking In Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Reasons for gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park Rwanda: The park is located in north western covering an area of 160 sq km. Volcanoes national park is well known for endangered mountain gorillas and golden monkeys but the park is a home of other primates such as vervet monkeys, golden monkeys and over 218 mammal species, over 700 bird species the 5 virunga mountains namely mountain bisoke, mountain muhavura, mountain sabyinyo, mountain gahinga and mountain karisimbi.

There are several reasons why you should visit Volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking and not any other in Rwanda. The park is a home to a number of primates making it a good primate safari destination in Rwanda. Some of the primates in volcanoes national park include the famous endangered mountain gorillas which have attracted a number of tourists to participate in the gorilla trekking activity around the world, golden monkeys where tourists can get to learn more about them by carrying out golden monkey trekking, vervet monkeys, black and white monkeys that can also be trekked in the park.

For tourists interested in trekking mountain gorillas, here are some of the reasons why you should participate in gorilla trekking activity in Rwanda.

Endangered gorilla species.

While on a gorilla trekking safari in volcanoes national park, tourists will have to see half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be found on the slopes of virunga mountains. Volcanoes national park has got 5 ouf 7 of virunga mountains and these are mountain karisimbi, mountain gahinga, mountain sabyinyo, mountain bisoke and mountain muhura. Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park will enable you to trek down any of the gorillas families in the park of your choice where you will spend an hour with them seeing the habits and behavior, hunt, make nests and patrol.

You will get to visit habituated gorilla families 

Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park Rwanda is quite thrilling because it will give you a chance to visit a number of habituated gorilla families in volcanoes national park. The gorilla families in volcanoes national park have been visited so many times and this has made mountain gorillas get used to people. Therefore having a gorilla trekking safari in volcanoes national park gives you a chance to visit habituated gorilla families in the park that will not attack you at any time because they are used to human presence.

Hiking Virunga Mountains

While carrying out gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park Rwanda, you will have to hike any of the 5 virunga mountains in the park in order to access different gorilla families on the slopes of these mountains. Inside the park you will find gorillas on the slopes of virunga mountains i.e. mountain karisimbi, mountain bisoke, mountain gahinga, mountain sabyinyo and mountain muhabura. Hiking virunga mountains will make you coke across attractions such as golden monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, vervet monkys, different bird species such as strange weaver, Ruwenzori battis, sunbird, chapin’s flycatcher among others, twin lakes that is lake ruhondo and lake burera.

Dian fossey

During gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, you will come across Diana fossey’s grave located between mountain karisimbi and mountain bisoke accessing susa gorilla family and karisimbi gorilla family. Diana force was killed and dumped in his car and was then buried t the gorilla cemetery at kirisoke where visitors go and see her legacy. She was always protecting mountain gorillas in the park from poachers and that’s why their numbers increased.

Safety in the park

Choosing volcanoes national park for gorilla trekking safari is very safe. The park is one of the safest national parks in Rwanda that can be visited. Volcanoes national park ensures that tourists are safe in the environment as they participate in gorilla trekking activities. Before participating in gorilla trekking activity you will go through security check point to see if you have any security threats to people or animals.  You will also be given a game ranger to protect you from dangerous wild animals and poachers inside volcanoes national park. You will have a chance to participate in different activities in volcanoes national park including gorilla trekking while safe in the environment making you have a memorable experience in Rwanda

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