Mountain Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Budget Safaris, a trip to Rwanda the land of a thousand hills and beautiful smiles, cannot be complete without visiting the mountain gorillas of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National park, fondly referred to as PNV.
Meeting the mountain gorillas of Rwanda in their natural habitat is many primates lovers’ dream. Spending 1 hour in the vicinity of a chest-thumping silverback gorilla, as it goes about its responsibility of looking after and fending for a group of gorillas in the mist is a lifetime memorable experience.
Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is home to the rare endangered mountain gorillas, and only shares this privilege with Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, Mghinga Gorilla National Park of Uganda, and Virunga National Park of The Democratic Republic of Congo.
Volcanes National Park in Rwanda and Mghing Gorilla National Park in Uganda is also a habitat to the golden monkeys, rich flora and fauna plus a wide variety of birds. Mountain gorilla tracking in a way offers the gorilla trekker to track golden monkeys and birds at the same time hear in Uganda.
Rwanda mountain gorillas have been habituated to the presence of man. When you trek the gorillas in Rwanda one gets to appreciate why Dian Fossey spent so many years in the Volcanoes National Park and why the conservation efforts of the Dian Fossey Gorilla fund are so crucial to the continued existence of the endangered mountain gorillas. The local Rwandans and the government of Rwanda spearheaded by the Rwanda Development Board are also doing their bit to ascertain that the gorillas stay in existence.
You can also visit Ibyi-wacu cultural village while in Kinigi to witness these local conservation efforts and listen to firsthand stories of former poachers turned gorilla conservationists.