FLORA AND FAUNA IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
Flora and Fauna in Volcanoes National Park : Volcanoes national park in Rwanda is among the most rewarding tourism destinations that are ranked among the top 10 tourist destinations in Africa and in Africa at large because of a number of attractions that can be seen when you visit the park. the flora and fauna in volcanoes national park is one of the main reasons why a number of tourists visit the park to have an amazing experience watching the different plant life that supports a number of animal species in the park.
Fauna in volcanoes national park
The fauna in volcanoes national park is among the main reasons that the tourists visit the country and the national park. it should be noted that the park is home to a number of animal, primate and bird species that can be seen when you participate in the different activities in the park like;
It should be noted that volcanoes national park is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be seen when you participate in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park. The activity involves tourists hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda namely mount bisoke, mount gahinga, mount muhabura, mount sabyinyo and mount karisimbi. When you get to the habituated gorilla families in Rwanda which will give you the chance to observe the behaviour of the primates in the wild, you will understand their social structure where you will get to see the dominant silverback who is the general over seer of the group who has all the mating rights with all the adult females of the group, you will also get to see how the adult females of the group breast feed the infants and many other interesting features of the primates in the wild as you spend one hour with the primates taking pictures and also filming them for amazing gorilla trekking experiences in the country.
Have an amazing experience during your Rwanda safari by taking part in golden trekking which involves tourists hiking the Virunga mountains to get to the habituated golden monkey troops. It should also be noted that the golden monkeys re also an endangered primate species in the park that are endemic to the Albertine rift and can be seen in Mgahinga national park, Virunga national and volcanoes national park is believed to have the highest numbers of the primates in the wild which is one of the main reasons you should visit Rwanda in order not to miss out on the memorable adventure in the park.
Although volcanoes national park is known for its primates especially the mountain gorillas it should be noted that there are a number of other animal species that you can see when you participate in the activities in volcanoes national park. some of the different animal species that can be seen in the park include the bush pigs, buffaloes, forest elephants, duikers, forest hogs, bush-bucks, giant forest hogs. You can also get to see other primate species in the park aside from the mountain gorillas and the golden monkeys for instance the silver monkey, the vervet monkeys, dent’s monkey, the Mona monkey, black and white colobus monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, grey cheeked Mangabey, vervet monkey and many other interesting primate species in the park.
You will get to see a number of bird species while you participate in birding in volcanoes national park like the long-crested eagle handsome Francolin, Rwenzori Batis Dusky turtle love, paradise flycatcher, archer’s ground robin, African Rwenzori, double collared sunbird, marsh harrier, Ruwenzori turaco, common moorhen Ruwenzori night jar, grey throated tit, the dusky crimson wing, red-faced woodland warbler which will give you the opportunity to come across a number of Albertine endemic species, migratory species from the guinea Congo biome and many other primate species.
Flora in volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park comprises of a number habitat that have favoured the existence of a number of wildlife species in the wild. Some of the notable flora that can be seen include; the rain forests can be seen between 2400 and 2500 metres, bamboo forests and arudinaria and the alphia 25000 to 32000 metres the bamboo where you will get to access the gorillas and the golden monkeys that covers 30% of the total of the park. from the 2600metres to 3600 metres you will get to the humid slopes in the slopes which are covered hypericum forest, from 4300 to 4500 metres you will get to see the grasslands which are the perfect spots to watch a number of bird species in the park making volcanoes national park one of the best destination for birding in rwanda.