Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

There can be few more moving experiences than meeting the brown-eyed gaze of the hugely endangered mountain Gorilla. This is what makes gorilla tracking in Africa one of many people’s top bucket list experiences.

You may have to trek for some hours for the reward of a magical encounter with a 220kg ‘silverback’, but the euphoria of the hour long audience will match the anticipation.

Uncontrolled hunting and the accelerating human encroachment into its habitat mean that the mountain gorilla is on the brink of extinction. However, numbers are once again slowly increasing.

In Volcanoes National Park the Gorillas are highly protected. This is the best place for Gorilla tracking in the world. The Volcanoes National park lies only 2 hours away from Kigali so it is easier to combine a short visit to Rwanda for the Gorilla tracking with a safari in Kenya or Tanzania. Some places to visit The Memorial Genocide Museum and a city tour of Kigali.

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