Mountain gorilla tracking tours & safaris in Rwanda – Africa luxury gorilla trekking safaris
Mountain gorilla tracking tours & safaris in Rwanda – Mountain gorillas are one of the superior species of gorillas found in African tropical rain forest, whose habitat runs from the edge of the great African rift valley to the lower Congo basin in countries of Uganda, Rwanda DR Congo, Gabon, Central African Republic, Benin, Togo, and Angola.
Rwanda is one of the most popular destinations for gorilla tracking in Africa in its volcanoes national park has become one of the top areas to see the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
Gorilla tracking in Rwanda.
Rwanda is one of the most popular safari destinations for tracking the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat, many travellers travel to Rwanda for gorilla tracking in volcanoes national park which is a home to 11 habituated mountain gorilla families which are available for tourism all year round.
Gorilla tracking is one the once in a lifetime activities that many people put on their bucket list while planning a safari to Rwanda.it usually starts with beautiful breakfast at the base of the volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga, sabyinyo, karisimbi and bisoke before transferring to the park headquarters in kinigi before meeting the gorilla tracking guides before starting your wak to the mountain gorillas.
Gorilla tracking in volcanoes national park.
Volcanoes national is located north western Rwanda which is 3 hour’s drive from the main capital Kigali, the national park is 160 sq kms in size which is occupied by mountain rain forest, bamboo zone heath and moorland at the top of the volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga, sabyinyo, karisimbi and bisoke respectively.
Tourists are allowed to spent one hour after finding the mountain gorillas in the natural habitat in Rwanda’s volcanoes national park.
What to wear for gorilla tracking.
Gorilla trekking can be very tiresome and you need to refill your tank as the trek goes on. It is advisable to park a few water filtration tablets before you come for the trek.
You will need good waterproof comfortable shoes. Sometimes it rains during the trek, so skid proof shoes can come in handy.
You are advised to carry rain jacket because if rains very often in Volcanoes National park
You can carry a light snack to give you some energy during the walk in the forest
Trouser and Shirts;
The forest in Volcanoes NP is covered with thick undergrowth, therefore light trousers and long sleeved shirts are advised.
You will have to tuck in the trousers into the socks to avoid insects crawling inside.
You will need Gardening gloves because you will be grabbing tree branches, leaves, name it, and some can be thorny.
Carry a good camera to capture this lifetime experience (no flash).
Best time to visit Rwanda.
Rwanda can be visited all year round but the best months for safari are the dry months of the year which are usually from June-early September and from December-February which sees the country receive low rain fall except months of March-May and mid-September-November. Great Adventure Safaris helps you book mountain gorilla tracking tours & safaris in Rwanda Africa.