can i trek mountain gorillas In rwanda
Rwanda’s gorilla trekking takes you to Volcanoes National Park, also known as Parc des Vulcans in French, situated in Musanze village. Volcanoes National Park's vegetation is comprised of vent swamps, bamboo forests, savannah grassland, and five volcanoes (Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Muhabura, Mount Sabyinyo, and Mount Gahinga), which is good for hiking experiences. Volcanoes National Park is accessible by road and air from Kigali and Gisenyi.
Volcanoes National Park is in the northern part of Rwanda, covering an area of about 160 kilometers square within the oldest African forest. It is among the great Virunga Volcano Conservation Area, which connects Virunga National Park of the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Mgahinga National Park of Uganda.
Volcanoes National Park mountain gorilla trekking is an amazing tour activity that makes it incomparable to any other national park in Rwanda, with an estimate of over 600 mountain gorillas and 10 habituated gorillas waiting for luxurious travelers visiting that region. The park is also home to the famous golden monkeys.
The Volcanoes National Park region is also known because of the American Zoologist Dian Fossey who settled in Karisimbi in 1967 after she was threatened by political insecurities from Congo. She moved to Rwanda, where she spearheaded the fight for the conservation of mountain gorillas, which were extinct due to smugglers and poachers.