Rwanda gorilla walking safaris – Did you know that you can combine a walking safari on the trails of the a thousand hills with a gorilla tracking safari in Rwanda’s volcanoes national park.
It’s located in the western province of Rwanda, a country of a thousand hills. The Congo Nile trail is 227 kms long trail along lake kivu forming kivu belt as it extends from Rubavu ,continues through Rutsiro then Karongi, up to Nyamasheke and ends in Rusizi.
Great adventure safaris can help you arrange the hike combined with gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park.
Volcanoes national park is found in Rwanda in the great lakes region of central Africa. Its where tourism related activities are carried out by tourists. The tourism related activities are Gorilla trekking, Golden monkey trekking, A visit to Diana Fossey research centre named after the world renowned primatologist DIANA FOSSEY who dedicated her life in ensuring that mountain Gorillas which were on the verge becoming extinct were saved.
Cultural related activities are also carried out within the precinct of the park such the Batwa trails and the community near kinigi park headquarters.
Rwanda gorilla walking safaris – Many travellers travel to trek the mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park which is located below the five volcanoes mountains:- Muhavura, Gahinga, karisimbi ,sabyinyo and bisoke with the highest elevation of 4507m above sea level on mount bisoke and it Rwanda’s highest elevation and 950m found in Ruzizi River in the eastern province.
Golden monkey species are one of the endangered primate species living greater Virunga areas of volcanoes national park, Mgahinga gorilla national park, Virunga national park and Gishwati national park.
-Accommodation for the walking safari section trip is by basic camping along the designated rest points on the trial.
-tour starts by car from to volcanoes national in kinigi for gorilla trekking before transferring by car to Gisenyi town in the western province of Rwanda on the shores of lake kivu where the starting point is found.
-Congo Nile trail will take an average of ten days from lake kivu in Gisenyi along the banks of lake kivu as it extends from Rubavu , continues through Rutsiro then Karongi, up to Nyamasheke and ends in Rusizi.
-the tour requires at least 15 days to have a greater experience. But you can inquire Great adventure safaris for shorter hiking options.
-Its recommended to book this safari in the dry season for a better experience than in a rainy season
-clients are advised to carry their own hiking gear but are still advised to contact their travel agent (Greater Adventure Safaris)
Rwanda is open for tourism all year round however the best time is the dryer months June to august and December to February in which the metrological records indicate low levels of precipitation and months of march to May and September to November. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book Rwanda gorilla walking safaris and once travelers confirm with us their trps, we secure gorilla permits for them.