Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is done in Volcanoes National Park which is located in the North-Western Part of the country. The park was first gazzetted in 1925 as a small area bounded by karisimbi, Mikeno and Visoke and the move was to protect the Mountain Gorillas from poachers who were especially crossing in from the Virunga Mountains of the Congo.
Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is best known for the Mountain Gorilla Tracking adventure tours. There other mammals found in the park like the Golden monkey, black fronted duikers, bushbucks and many more.
Gorilla tracking safari highlights
• Gorilla Trekking and getting up-close to a gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park.
• Sight seeing of "A thousand Hills" in Rwanda as you drive from Kigali through Musanze District to Kinigi for the start of the Gorilla Adventure Expedition.
Day 1-Arrive in Rwanda at the Kigali International Airport.
You will be met by the driver guide and will transfer to Ruhengeri Overnight at the Kinigi guest House.
Day 2-The Gorilla tracking experience
After our breakfast, drive for half a kilometer to Kinigi briefing area after which we join other travelers to start the Gorilla tracking in Volcanos National Park.
Return later and check in at the Kinigi guest house for overnight.
Day 3-Travel to Kigali.
We drive to kigali town for a city tour, lunch at Mille-Collines(Hotel Rwanda).drive to Airport for afternoon flight.
What you need to Carry for the Gorilla Tracking Adventure in Rwanda
• Hiking Shoes
• Walking Sticks
• At-least 2-3 litters of bottled Water
• Packed food.
• A porter to carry you or your bag in case you fail to make it.