Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda give you an opportunity to track and see the endangered gorillas. This safari is mixed up with a lot of other wildlife species that you are likely to see while on this trek like the birds. The gorillas in Rwanda can only be found in Volcanoes National park – one of Rwanda’s biggest and most valuable attractions that sits on Musanze’s soil.
Rwanda apparently has over 10 habituated Mountain Gorilla families that are available for gorilla trekking. These families are found in the various sectors of Volcanoes National Park with each having something special about them.
Other than the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, you have a lot of other wildlife that you can see in the parks like Akagera. You also have the opportunity to visit the genocide memorial and get the story of how over 1 million people were killed in just 100 days – a span filled with betrayal, horror and bitterness.
Trekking gorillas in Rwanda requires you to purchase a gorilla trekking permit from the Rwanda Development board. You can do this yourself or seek the help of a tour operator. There are a lot of other cultural encounters you can get on this safari and you explore the Uniqueness of this heart of Africa.
There are about 900 of these gorillas left in the world which are shared between Uganda Rwanda and DRC. The gorillas where discovered and first researched about by Dian Fossey who spend most of her life doing this until her death that she met still in the Gorillas land at Volcanoes National Park where she is buried and you can also visit her grave.
Mountain Gorillas are found in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park in Uganda then Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Except the ones in Bwindi, the gorillas that inhabit the Virunga Conservation Area keep crossing boundaries since this area is shared by three countries.