Gorilla Trekking Information in Rwanda – Rwanda Safari News
Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda live at high altitude in the stunning Virunga Massifs that occupy the largest part of Volcanoes National Park and today the presence of around 400 mountain gorillas in the park have made the park the major protected area attracting many gorilla trekking safaris to Rwanda.
There are total of ten habituated gorilla families that have been opened for tourism purposes in Volcanoes national park and these can be visited by travelers on their Rwanda gorilla trekking Safaris interested in encountering the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat of Volcanoes national park.
A maximum number of eight tourists on their Rwanda gorilla tour are allowed to encounter each family of habituated mountain gorilla per day on the trekking areas of Volcanoes national park.
Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda’s volcanoes national park involves trekkers walking long distances through thick vegetation of Volcanoes national park as well as hiking the steep mountains of the Karisimbi, Visoke, and Sabinyo Mountains covering the largest parts of the Volcanoes national park.
The activity sometimes proves to be hectic but at the end of it all, it’s very rewarding with life time experiences which no visitor can get elsewhere apart from Uganda and Rwanda
Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda are allowed to visitors from 16 years and above and what one needs to consider is that he or she should be physically fit to walk and hike the hilly areas when searching for the mountain gorillas in the pristine Volcanoes national park in Rwanda.
Mountain gorillas in Volcanoes park that are habituated for tourism purposes have undergone an process of human exposure in order to make them used to tourists and this has offered opportunity to some lucky travelers on their Rwanda gorilla safari tour to interact with the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat of Volcanoes National Park. However, the mountain gorillas by all means are wild animals and hence they cannot spend more than hour with human beings.
The thrilling mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes Park is done under the guidance of an experienced ranger guides who take the trekkers into the beautiful trekking trails of volcanoes when looking for the mountain gorillas.
When trekkers meet the ape species, they are allowed to be with them for one hour studying the way of life of gorilla, view them going about their daily activities of looking for food, nesting ,playing among others.
Despite of the fact that Gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda is done all year round ,many tourists under taking gorilla trekking safaris to Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park often prefer encountering the mountain gorillas during the high season in the months of June to September and then December, January and February.
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