Reasons for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
Reasons for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is among the most rewarding activities that you can choose to participate in for a memorable Rwanda safari visit. There are a number of reasons for gorilla trekking in Rwanda which involves hiking the Virunga Mountains in order to access the half of the world’s remaining endangered habituated gorilla families which you will get to understand their rewarding features like their grooming patterns, their co-existence with one another among other rewarding features among other reasons.
SAFETY OF THE COUNTRY
Rwanda is one of the safest countries in Africa that you can visit in order to take part in gorilla trekking. Although the country is still linked to the 1994 Rwanda genocide a devastating time that led to the death of over 1,000,000 million people. The Rwanda genocide sparked off after the tension between the Hutu and the Tutsis that were fighting for the need for power and the need to wipe out the Tutsi by the Hutu sparked off the revolt which led to months of political insecurity in the country but during the climax the Rwanda patriotic front was able to establish the country to its lost glory by ending the genocide and it should be noted that even though the genocide led to the death of a number of people, it made the Rwandans stronger because of the need to avoid the repeat of events that transpired for the genocide to take place and by this it made the government more vigilant to ensure the safety of the people of Rwanda and travellers that come to visit the country. Among the security measures that are carried out including putting police station in each town of the country and along the streets, you can see a number of military personnel taking patrols to avoid any security threats
One of the reasons why a number of travellers visit Rwanda in order to take part in gorilla trekking is the easy accessibility to Rwanda as a country and Volcanoes national park where you will take part in the memorable activity. The fact that Rwanda has a national carrier makes it easy for travellers interested in taking part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda. There are a variety of transport means that you can choose that will suit your comfort to access volcanoes national park where you can either opt for public means like the bus from Kigali city bus terminal or in the Gisenyi bus terminal where you will get a bus to Musanze and from there you will hire private means to transfer you to the park. You can also hire private means after landing at Kigali international airport that will transfer you to the park so that you do not miss out on the memorable activity. It should also be noted that the good transport systems have also enabled gorilla trekking in Rwanda due to the easy access to the park with the help of the well established roads that makes it easy for you to get to the park at the shortest time possible.
REWARDING VIEWS AND ATTRACTIONS
Gorilla trekking will give you the chance to see a number of rewarding attractions that will make your Rwanda safari quite memorable. During gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you will get to hike the Virunga Mountains in order to access the habituated mountain gorilla families. It should be noted that the park is a home to a number of rewarding attractions like numerous bird species like; 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, rewarding views of the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, you will get to see numerous primate species like dent’s monkey, mona monkey, silver monkey among other attractions and views for a rewarding experiences.
ONE HOUR WITH THE GORILLAS
Another reason as to why you should take part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda is the fact that you will get to spend one hour with the gorillas which will give you the opportunity to understand more about the gorillas from their feeding patterns, how they co-exist with one another, their grooming patterns among other rewarding features of the endangered species. This will give you the chance to understand more about the primates as you also get the chance to see other rewarding attractions.
Among the different destinations where gorilla trekking in Africa can be carried out, Rwanda is considered to be the destination where you will be well protected and safe from any external during the activity. Before you carry out gorilla trekking in Rwanda, you will have to take part in a briefing session which will ensure that you have an amazing and safe activity. During the session you will have the chance to understand the rules and regulations to follow for a safe activity and during the activity you will be accompanies by an armed ranger who will protect you from any vicious animal attacks among other safety measures that are carried out.
Among other reasons for gorilla trekking in Rwanda is the availability of a number of gorilla families which increases the chances of taking part n the activity. It should be noted that the park has over 18 habituated gorilla families and for every gorilla family a group of 8 people can visit it which gives a chance to a number of people to take part in the activity and this is another reason that has attracted a number of travellers to take part in the activity.