This tour is designed for visitors who are probably already in Rwanda and want to go for a quick tour of one of the Gorilla families in the Volcanoes National Park. This park is characterized by open grasslands, bamboo forests and swamps. The Volcanoes National Park once stretched all the way to parts of the Virunga National Park in DR Congo. The park sits in one of Africa’s most mountainous zones including five volcanoes – Karisimbi, Sabinyo, Bisoke, Muhavura and Gahinga. Mount Karisimbi is the highest of them all at 4,507 meters. The Volcanoes National Park is bordered by the Virunga National Park in DR Congo, Mgahinga National Park in Uganda and Bwindi Impenetrable Forest when it was gazetted as one large protected area known as Volcanoes Ecosystem.
There are about 360 mountain gorillas remaining in the whole world today, which gives you an opportunity for you to see half of these remaining gorillas in one place. Exploring these creatures is a great adventure especially for those who want to visit Rwanda with their families or friends.
At 4:30 am our safari driver guide will pick you up and drive off to the park. It’s a 2 hour long drive to get to the Volcanoes National Park in Ruhengeri, which is a habitat to the endangered Mountain gorillas.
At exactly 7.30 am, we move to the park’s headquarters in Kinigi Village where you are briefed by the ranger about the rules and regulations for Gorilla tracking before you head off to the jungle. The trek can last from an hour to six hours depending on the gorilla movement, but for your case since you will be having a flight on the same day, we will recommend a nearby family easy to trek though the trek is strenuous but much rewarding at the end. You will be given an hour with the gorilla to take as many pictures of your choice and later drive back to the airport for your flight with an en route lunch along the way.
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