Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safaris | Go Trekking Mountain Gorillas in the Land of a Thousand Hills
Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari | Where to Track mountain gorillas in Rwanda | Rwanda Gorilla Safaris to Volcanoes National Park which is a home for Mountain Gorillas in Africa. Rwanda also is known as the land of “Gorillas in the Mist” has its star tourist attraction in the Mountain Gorillas which are mainly found in Volcanoes national park – the only safari destinations for a gorilla safari in Rwanda.
The giant but gentle primates were the subjects of the late Dian Fossey who dedicated her life to their protection and conservation. Her detailed work is best seen in the internationally acclaimed film “Gorillas in the Mist”, which was shot in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The mountain gorillas spend most of their time in the Hagenia woodlands and during the rainy season when new bamboo shoots are growing, the gorillas spend more time searching for food in the bamboo forests (base altitude). The climb to the natural habitat of the bamboo forest and Hagenia woodlands offers fantastic views.
PNV was Dian Fossey’s base a long time ago (She died on the 26th of December 1985), and it is at the Karisoke Research Center that during 18 years she carried out her study on mountain gorillas. Due to the altitude, it is generally quite cold, especially during the evenings. Gorilla safaris in Rwanda are possible all year-round. Access to the area starts with Ruhengeri a town about 1h30 drive from Kigali and afterward to Kinigi (14 km from Ruhengeri) where the park headquarters are located.
The area is well protected and therefore secure with well-trained motivated, kind, and satisfactory rangers to lead you to a pleasant trip. It is still a wonderful place to see the mountain gorillas on your Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda, and it normally offers excellent opportunities for photos. The gorilla safaris in Rwanda are less strenuous than in Bwindi Impenetrable National park however the altitude may cause difficulties for some visitors, as gorillas tend to climb higher during the dry season. A good physical condition is also recommended here.