Delve into the heart of the African tropical rainforest, where the superior species of mountain gorillas thrive. Their habitat stretches from the great African Rift Valley’s edge to the lower Congo basin, encompassing countries like Uganda, Rwanda, DR Congo, Gabon, Central African Republic, Benin, Togo, and Angola.
Rwanda stands out as one of the most sought-after destinations for gorilla tracking in Africa, particularly in its renowned Volcanoes National Park. This sanctuary has emerged as a top spot to witness the endangered mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is a captivating activity that draws travelers from across the globe. Volcanoes National Park is home to 11 habituated mountain gorilla families, open for tourism throughout the year. The adventure commences with a delightful breakfast at the base of the towering volcanoes, namely Muhavura, Gahinga, Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, and Bisoke, before proceeding to the park headquarters in Kinigi. Here, you meet your gorilla tracking guides and embark on a journey to encounter these magnificent creatures.
Situated in northwestern Rwanda, a scenic 3-hour drive from the capital, Kigali, Volcanoes National Park spans 160 sq km. This diverse landscape includes mountain rainforests, bamboo zones, heath, and moorland atop the volcanoes. Visitors are granted a precious one-hour encounter with the mountain gorillas within the park’s natural confines.
While Rwanda welcomes visitors year-round, the best safari months are during the dry periods from June to early September and from December to February. These months offer minimal rainfall, ensuring an ideal environment for your mountain gorilla tracking adventure. Trek Africa Expeditions stands ready to assist you in booking unparalleled mountain gorilla tracking tours and safaris in Rwanda, Africa.