RWANDA'S MOUNTAIN GORILLA TREKKING
Mountain gorilla tracking is a unique opportunity to see the world’s gentle apes in their natural habitat is unforgettable, and a life-changing experience at volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Mountain gorilla Encounters are done by expert trackers as they guide small groups of travelers in the bamboo-covered slopes while searching for these great apes in the African jungle.
Mountain gorilla tracking takes place within the volcanic ranges which spans Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo that is home to these endangered mountain gorillas. Mountain gorilla tracking in Rwanda is safe and accessible.
Volcanoes national park in Rwanda has twelve mountain gorilla families living there, which are fully habituated, with others being habituated solely for scientific research purposely. These mountain gorilla groups at least consist of one silverback leading the family alongside several females and off springs.
Rwanda’s volcanoes national park only allows Six mountain gorilla tracking permits to be issued per family per day, meaning the intimate unobtrusive as possible. Rwanda only accepts issuing of 96 mountain gorilla permits each day. Mountain gorilla permits can be secured by a reputable tour operator like Devine African Safaris.
Volcanoes national park Visitors for mountain gorilla tracking gather at the headquarters in Kinigi by 7 am and are given a mountain gorilla family on the day according to everyone’s fitness levels, as well as being briefed on rules and protocols for visiting the gorillas.
Rwanda’s mountain gorilla families include Susa, Karisimbi, Geisha, Muhoza, Sabyinyo, Amahoro, Kwitonda, Hirwa, Umubano, Bwenge, Agashya, and Ugyenda