Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is one of Africa’s most interesting safari activities as it attracts more visitors in this country than any other activity in Rwanda. Rwanda has the second largest portion of the total mountain gorilla population in the world after Uganda. Many travelers prefer going to Rwanda especially for primate watching safaris and this is the reason why the country has greatly improved when it comes to tourism. Also referred to as as the land of a thousand hills; Rwanda offers the best atmosphere for tracking mountain gorillas.
only national park in Rwanda where mountain gorillas can be tracked is
Volcanoes National park in the northern parts of the country about 85km
from Kigali capital city. Volcanoes National park records the highest
number of visitors and these come specifically to track these primates.
National Park covers an area size of 130km² covered with scenic and
forested mountain ranges and also 6 volcanoes. The park is a home to the
endangered mountain gorillas harboring about 300 of them, making it one
of the most populated national parks with the gorillas.
the things that have made Volcanoes National Park popular is that it is
where the iconic and legendary mountain gorilla conservationist, the
late Dian Fossey. Today, her grave is found at the heart of the park and
has turned out to be a Rwanda safari tourist attraction. Many tourists especially those interested in learning more about her history have come over to view it.
The main reason for picking a Rwanda gorilla trekking safari instead
of others is that it is less strenuous and the gorillas in this park
move around the whole park making it easier for tourists to encounter
them. The wonderful scenic views of the volcanoes are also breathtaking
and give better views for taking spontaneous photos. A Rwanda gorilla trekking safari
is much easier because in Rwanda travelers purchase gorilla permits
which allow them to trek any gorilla family of their choice in Volcanoes
Just Like in Uganda, a traveler intending to go gorilla trekking in Rwanda
is required to obtain a gorilla permit which is issued by the Rwanda
Development Board, Rwanda’s tourism governing body costing $750 per