Rwanda gorilla photography safari experience – Over years the vegetation cover of volcanoes has proved to be one of the top destinations for photographic safaris, in comparison to Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable national park, volcanoes national park vegetation is not as dense as Bwindi Impenetrable Park. This has allowed /given an opportunity to photographer’s to clearly view and photograph the gorillas very well in Rwanda.
Rwanda is one of the top most destinations in Africa with Volcanoes national park in Rwanda being one of the top most visited parks in Rwanda, its home to the endangered mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys, the park is located north west of the main capital Kigali is a home to the 11 fully habituated mountain gorilla families whose home range is below the 5 Virunga volcanoes of Muhavura, Gahinga, sabyinyo, karisimbi and bisoke respectively.
Volcanoes national park which is 3hrs away from Kigali city is Rwanda’s top safari destination for gorilla trekking with an estimated population of over 300 mountain gorillas leaving in their natural habitat in the parks tropical rain forest.
The 160km area size of the park is not only a home to the endangered mountain gorillas but it’s a home to the Golden monkeys and it’s also where the renowned primatologist Dian Fossey set up her Research laboratory to study more about the mountain gorillas.
Mountain gorilla tracking.
Mountain gorilla tracking is the most sought after activity in volcanoes national park . mountain gorillas are visited every day and it’s an activity that is done all year round. For more information please contact Great adventure safaris.
Golden monkey tracking
Besides mountain gorilla tracking carried out in the park, tourists also track the golden monkey in the same park and it’s an activity that is done all year round. For more information please contact Great adventure safaris
Birding in the park.
Other than hosting primates, Volcanoes national park is also abird haven due to its lash tropical rain forest. The forest hosts a wide range of different bird species. For more information please contact Great adventure safaris
Cultural visits to the iby’wacu center.
The park is bordered by villages which have leaved near the park for centuries hence practising different cultural practises that have been passed on to generations and generations. For more information please contact Great adventure safaris.
-The tour can depart any time or any day depending on the availability of the gorilla permits
-The tour is guided by a professional photographic tour guide.
-The tour package is available on more than two tracking dates
-The tour starts and ends in Kigali
-The tour package is available on budget, mid-range and luxury
-The tour takes place in volcanoes national park
-Tour can be booked on private or group on set dates.
-Great adventure safaris will book the gorilla permits for you.
-Tour duration is from 2-5 days.
Rwanda is open for tourism all year round, but the best to visit Rwanda would be June to august and December to February as records show less rainfall compared to march to May and September to November whose records show too much rain fall. It would be difficult for clients to track in the rainy season and hence poor photography .
However gorilla tracking is better in the dry season though rains in Rwanda are usually last few hours of the day.