Volcanoes National Park Rwanda aka Parc National De Volcans – part of the magnificent Virunga Mountains and the best place for mountain gorilla tracking in the World. Being Africa’s oldest park, it offers extraordinary experience in African wilderness. Tracking the mountain gorillas in Rwanda’s bambou forests of Volcanoes National Park remains one of the most moving and life changing experiences on our portfolio.
Joining the trek in search for these “Gentle Giants” in their natural habitat requires one to be moderately fit and not carrying any airborne diseases. Gorilla trekking starts early in the morning, following a substantial mountain busting breakfast at your lodge, and can take anything between 1 – 7 hours depending on the movements of the gorillas in the forest. Accompanied by trained gorilla guides, armed rangers and, should you wish, porters, you will – in accordance with park regulations – spend an hour in the company of the gorillas, take photos – not using flash light, record videos, enjoy them playing, feeding, juveniles swinging on trees and sometimes fighting. Imagine a huge silverback charging towards you..!! Its a life time experience!
Accommodation in and around Volcanoes National Park varies from basic bed and breakfast to the luxurious lodges such as Sabyinyo Silverback and Virunga Lodge among others. While on the trek in search for gorillas, you MAY have chances to experience the park’s many bird species, the rare forest buffalo, forest hog, the rare golden monkeys and spotted hyena. A very special journey!