Rwanda rift valley gorilla tracking safaris – Great adventure safaris is proud to welcome you to east Africa the land of adventure and mountain gorillas, though Rwanda is not in the rift valley but the migration of birds and other wildlife continue to follow trails and we can organize safaris to see the chimpanzees and Gorillas and other wildlife safaris.
The East African Rift System (EARS) is one the geologic wonders of the world, a place where the earth’s tectonic forces are presently trying to create new plates by splitting apart old ones. In simple terms, a rift can be thought of as a fracture in the earth’s surface that widens over time, or more technically, as an elongate basin bounded by opposed steeply dipping normal faults.
Geologists are still debating exactly how rifting comes about, but the process is so well displayed in East Africa (Ethiopia–Kenya–Uganda–Tanzania) that geologists have attached a name to the new plate-to-be; the Nubian Plate makes up most of Africa, while the smaller plate that is pulling away has been named the Somalian Plate (Figure 1). These two plates are moving away from each other and also away from the Arabian plate to the north.
The point where these three plates meet in the Afar region of Ethiopia forms what is called a triple-junction. However, all the rifting in East Africa is not confined to the Horn of Africa; there is a lot of rifting activity further south as well, extending into Kenya and Tanzania and Great Lakes region of Africa. The purpose of this paper is to discuss the general geology of these rifts are and highlight the geologic processes involved in their formation.
Rwanda is open for tourism all year round but best months would be the dry season which has been un predicted as there is a big global warming effect has made it difficult but usually from June –August and from December-February is the preferred time to visit Rwanda.
It’so important to note that European summer holidays start in June to late September which makes the booking of travel serves like gorilla permits and accommodation very tricky so an advance booking is required. Contact Great Adventure Safaris to book Rwanda rift valley gorilla tracking safaris with Albertine rift endemics.