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A Glance at Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park

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Rwanda gorilla tracking safarisVolcanoes National Park, also known as Parc National des Volcans in french is the most famous destination in Rwanda.

The park became famous because of hosting Mountain gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda and no visit to this country would be complete without visiting these majestic primates for a Mountain gorilla trekking Rwanda.

Volcanoes National Park lies in the north-western Rwanda in Musanze town. Volcanoes National Park borders Virunga National Park in DRC and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in south-western Uganda.

Volcanoes National Park also houses five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains. These include; Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Gahinga, Mount Muhabura, and Mount Sabyinyo.

These mountains are the hosts of the prime attraction of this park; the endangered mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei). These mountain gorillas are always available for tourists who would love to carry out gorilla trekking Rwanda.

Uganda Rwanda Gorilla trekking safaris are some of the most Africa adventurous safaris you could ever take in Africa.

However, there are only three countries in the world where tourists have an opportunity to see and trek mountain gorillas.

These countries are; Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo.  Rwanda gorilla trekking is done in the Virunga Mountains. These mountains border all three gorilla habitat countries. Close to 480 of the world’s mountain gorilla population is found in the virungas, the rest are found in Bwindi impenetrable forest.

There are 10 gorilla groups in the Volcanoes National Park. These gorilla family groups have been habituated. Habituation helps gorillas to get used to humans so you can interact with them well during your gorilla safari experience.

Gorilla safaris Rwanda gives tourists opportunity to enjoy amazing gorilla experiences while interacting with the gorillas, watching the magnificent creatures go about their day, taking care of their young ones, feeding. The entire gorilla trekking Rwanda experience is simply magical and definitely an adventure you can never forget.

Besides Mountain Gorillas, Volcanoes National Park is home to the endangered Golden Monkeys. Golden monkeys are one of the primate specie that are unique to only this park and Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.

In addition to the Rwanda gorilla trekking safaris and golden monkey trekking Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park can also offer Rwanda wildlife safaris due to the existence of wild animals like the golden monkeys, buffaloes, black-fronted duiker, hyenas, bush bucks and some few elephants but can be seen on very rare occasions.

Besides Rwanda wildlife safaris, the park also hosts a number of bird life. There are over 178 species, where are 12 main bird species and 15 of the subspecies being endemic to the Virunga conservation area and the great Rwenzori Mountains.

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