Volcanoes national park has become famous for housing a huge population of mountain gorillas in Africa, and there has been an increase in the number of tourists visiting Rwanda to participate in the different tourist activities in the Volcanoes national park.
The Rwandan government has increased the need to find new tourist attractions because it has revealed a number of activities that were being overlooked in the park. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic that afflicted and hampered the economies of numerous nations, in order to increase the number of tourists visiting Rwanda and participating in the activities offered by the Volcanoes national park, the Rwanda development board has put in place a number of strategies, some of which include discounts.
Rwanda’s gorilla trekking takes travelers to hike the Virunga mountains, where several habituated gorilla families live, which tourists can view while trekking gorillas in Rwanda. To ensure you have an amazing gorilla safari, the gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda gives visitors the opportunity to spend an hour with the gorillas in the wild. The different characteristics you will get to see during your hour with the gorillas include the dominant silverback protecting his family, who has exclusive rights to mate with the females in the gorilla family, observing other primates in the wild for rewarding gorilla safaris.
Besides gorilla trekking in Rwanda, Volcanoes national park offers other activities where tourists can participate in, such as golden monkey trekking, Musanze caves walk, Dian Fossey hike, among others.
Dian Fossey hikes
Tourists have the chance to comprehend Dian Fossey’s contribution to gorilla trekking in Africa by participating in the Dain Fosse hike in Rwanda. It should be noted that Diana Fossey conducted her studies of mountain gorillas in the wild, giving room for gorilla habituation and making gorilla trekking in Rwanda highly feasible.
Dian Fossey found several interesting facts about mountain gorillas while conducting her research, including the fact that gorillas are gentle when left alone, Gorillas are 10 times stronger than the average person, Gorillas are a vulnerable species that are prone to disease, and should therefore always be kept at least 7 meters away from people.
Unfortunately, Dian Fossey attracted a lot of haters as a result of all her discoveries while working in the park. She was found dead in her cabin in the woods and interred with her other most beloved gorilla friends who were killed by poachers. A brief history of Dian Fossey and her contributions to the park will be provided by the tour guide as you make your way to her grave. In addition, you will get to see some amazing attractions along the way, including a variety of primates and bird species.
Golden Monkey Trekking in Volcanoes National Park
Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes national park is another worthwhile activity that tourists shouldn’t skip for a memorable safari adventure in Rwanda. You shouldn’t miss the opportunity to spot the golden monkeys in Rwanda, an endangered primate species that will allow you to witness primate behavior in the wild while offering an unforgettable safari experience. Hiking the following mountains in Rwanda provides access to the golden monkeys: Mount Gahinga, Mount Gahinga, Mount Bisoke, Mount Nyiragongo, and other Virunga mountains.
Volcanoes national park also protects bird species such as Pockefellers’s sun bird, Rwenzori Batis, Chapin’s flycatcher, strange weaver, long tailed cisticola, red-throated Aletha blue turaco, miombo wren warbler, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, bubbling cisticola, and Chubb’s cisticola. Tourists can also see a number of primates such as the black and white colobus monkeys, mangabey, l’hoest’s monkey, grey cheeked and red-tailed monkey which makes gorilla trekking in Rwanda so rewarding.