Volcanoes National Park Safari : Are you interested in having the most rewarding safari tours when you visit Rwanda? Take part in the volcanoes national park safari where you will get to see a number of attractions from a number of endangered primate species like half of the mountain gorillas, the golden monkeys, a number of bird species endemic to the Albertine rift, you will also get to see a number of other attractions as you participate in the different activities in volcanoes national park.

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Gorilla trekking safaris

As you participate in volcanoes national park safari you will have an amazing experience taking part in the gorilla trekking safaris in Rwanda which will give you the chance to understand the behaviour of the primates in the wild for an amazing Rwanda tour. Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park, you will get to hike the Virunga mountains like mount Gahinga, mount sabyinyo, mount karisimbi, mount karisimbi and mount karisoke where you will access the habituated gorilla families because they are found along the high elevations of the mountains in the park. It should be noted that Rwanda is home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that you can spend an hour with observing a number of rewarding features of the primates in the wild and these may include; how they co-exist with one another, the adult females of the group can be seen breast feeding the young ones, the young adults in the family grooming one another, you will also get to see the general overseer of the gorilla family and the dominant silverback whose responsibility is to take care of the group from any internal and external attacks, the silverback has all the full mating rights with all the females of the gorilla family, which will give you an amazing gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.

Volcanoes National Park Safari
Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes

Dian Fossey hike

Participate in dian Fossey hike while you take part in volcanoes national park safari which will give you an insight of the person that made gorilla trekking in Rwanda quite possible because of a number of efforts that she carried out to put an end poaching in Rwanda which made gorilla trekking in the world famous which also led to the making of the gorillas in the mist movie that was based off dian Fossey’s work of dian Fossey in the protection of the gorillas. During her time in volcanoes national park, dian Fossey established the karisoke research station where she trained and habituated the gorillas to get accustomed to human presence but during the different research training she was faced with the increased poaching of her favourite primates which infuriated her and the last blow was when they killed her favourite gorilla digit by poachers which made her visit the poachers villages destroying their  homes, farms and this led to the decrease in the poaching activities but in turn it led her to get a number of enemies and it was no surprise that she was found dead after being murdered by unknown person in her cabin. Participate in the dian Fossey tomb hike where you will get to see the gorilla cemetery where a number of gorillas where buried and the dian Fossey tomb. It should also be noted that dian Fossey is the reason for the sustainability of the mountain gorillas in the wild that can be seen when you take part in gorilla trekking In Mgahinga national park, gorilla trekking in Virunga national park, gorilla trekking in Bwindi impenetrable national park where you can also participate in gorilla habituation in Uganda.

Golden monkey trekking

For the most rewarding primate safaris in Rwanda tourists can take part in golden monkey trekking which will give you the chance to visit the endangered golden monkey species that are endemic to the Albertine rift in Mgahinga national park and in Virunga national park. For tourists that participate in golden monkey trekking during their volcanoes national park safari, you will get the chance to hike the Virunga mountains that will give you access to the slopes of the mountains where you will get to see the habituated golden monkey troops in the park which you will have amazing experiences spending one hour with the primates observing the different features in the wild. Some of the interesting features and factors that can be seen include; that they can live up to 19 years of age, you will get to see their physical description whereby the females range from 46-53 centimetres, the males are between 48-67 centimetres, the males are also heavier than females with a weight between 4.5-7 kilograms and 3.5-4.5kilograms for the females. You will also capture beautiful pictures of the primates in the wild watching them carry out a number of different activities like their eating habits for instance how they can be seen feeding on the bamboo shoots, you will get to see them swinging from one tree branch to another and many other rewarding features of the primates in the wild.

Volcanoes National Park Safari
Golden Monkey Trekking in Rwanda


While you participate in birding in the park, you will come across a number of bird species given the fact that the park is home to over 350 bird species and these include bird species 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 Making it the best spot for bird watching safaris in Rwanda.

You will also get to see rewarding views of the twin lakes in Rwanda like lake Burera and lake Ruhondo, rewarding viewing of lake kivu among other interesting features in the wild.

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