This 3 Days Rwanda gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda, offers you a chance to go to the majestic volcanoes national park. The Volcanoes National Park is situated in the northwestern part of Rwanda. It occupies an area of 62 square miles consisting of rainforest and 5 of the 8 extinct volcanoes found in the expansive Virunga region. These mountains include Muhabura, Karisimbi, Sabinyo, Bisoke and Gahinga. The park is adjacent to Uganda’s Mgahinga National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park. The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda has been made famous as the monument of Dian Fossey (the great primatologist) and as home to the endangered Mountain Gorillas and the elusive golden monkeys. The volcanoes national park was first established as a park in 1925 as part of the wider Virunga Conservation area to protect the endangered mountain gorillas around Mount Mikeno, Karisimbi, and Bisoke. After some time its boundaries were marked to be part of only Rwanda. By 1967, the park became famous around the world as the base of Dian Fossey. She worked tooth and nail to protect the mountain gorillas in the park and informed the world about their plight and possible extinction. Although she was murdered in 1967, Fossey is still remembered for establishing groundbreaking discoveries in gorilla research, and not being her efforts, it is believed that mountain gorillas would be extinct by now. Besides Mountain gorillas and golden monkeys, the Volcanoes National Park is also a habitat for the black-fronted duiker, bushbucks, elephants, forest buffalos, and the spotted hyena, and over 178 bird species are recorded in the park.
This 3 Days gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda includes a Kigali city tour and a tour to the Iby’iwacu Cultural Village. While at the village, you will observe and learn about the Rwandan culture and be entertained by cultural performances, folk stories, and traditional songs. Rwanda gorilla safaris start and end in Kigali with a tour to the Gisozi genocide memorial site to learn about the hectic events that happened during the tragic Rwandan genocide.
3 Days Gorilla Trekking Safari in Rwanda Highlights;
- Kigali City Tour
- Genocide Memorial tour
- Cultural Tour to Iby’iwachu Village
- Mountain Gorillas Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
- Complimentary Airport Transfers