Have you ever dreamed of embarking on a walking safari amidst the undulating hills of Rwanda, the “Land of a Thousand Hills,” all while knowing that you’re just a heartbeat away from experiencing the awe-inspiring world of mountain gorillas? Your dream can become a breathtaking reality on Rwanda’s Gorilla Walking Safaris, where you will tread the paths of these gentle giants in the ethereal Volcanoes National Park.
Step onto the enchanting Congo Nile Trail, a 227-kilometer-long trail in Rwanda’s western province, a region defined by its rolling terrain. This remarkable trail follows the tranquil shores of Lake Kivu, weaving through picturesque landscapes from Rubavu and continuing through Rutsiro, Karongi, Nyamasheke, and finally concluding in Rusizi. As you embark on this journey, you’ll discover the trail forming the Kivu Belt, an unmissable destination offering a sense of serenity and natural beauty that’s second to none.
Trek Africa Expeditions offers a unique opportunity to combine your hiking adventure along the Congo Nile Trail with the unforgettable experience of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park. This park, nestled in the heart of Rwanda, is where nature’s most extraordinary performances take place, beckoning visitors from all corners of the world.
In Volcanoes National Park, an array of captivating activities awaits, from the renowned Gorilla trekking to Golden monkey tracking and a visit to the Diana Fossey Research Centre. This center pays tribute to Diana Fossey, the globally celebrated primatologist who dedicated her life to the preservation of mountain gorillas, rescuing them from the brink of extinction.
Rwanda Gorilla Walking Safaris offer the opportunity to trek mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park, which lies beneath the towering watch of five volcanoes: Muhavura, Gahinga, Karisimbi, Sabyinyo, and Bisoke. The highest peak, Mount Bisoke, reaches an elevation of 4,507 meters above sea level, whereas the Ruzizi River in the eastern province meanders gently at 950 meters.
The endangered golden monkey species thrives within the vast expanse of the Greater Virunga area, encompassing Volcanoes National Park, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Virunga National Park, and Gishwati National Park.
Here’s what you need to know before you embark on a Rwanda Gorilla Walking Safari:
Rwanda welcomes travelers year-round, with the optimal time to visit falling during the drier months, spanning from June to August and December to February, characterized by lower precipitation levels. Alternatively, the wetter months envelop March to May and September to November.
To book your Rwanda Gorilla Walking Safari and explore this mesmerizing landscape, contact Trek Africa Expeditions. Your gorilla permits will be secured as you confirm your plans with us, setting the stage for an unforgettable adventure.