Volcanoes National Park is located in northern part of Rwanda and its known to be the home for the primates within the wilderness of Africa. Primate Safari experiences a local Safari company that specializes in Primate Safaris within the region is leading key Mountain gorilla safaris to Volcanoes.
Gorilla Safari in Rwanda
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Golden monkey tracking: The beautiful Golden monkey, endemic to the Virunga massif, is another primate equally endangered. Less surviving individual than mountain gorillas still exist in the world. The only opportunity to spot the Golden monkey is hiking into their bamboo zone along Virunga volcanoes
Bird watching: There are close to 200 bird species in Volcanoes National Park. The bird species in the park are a mixture of forest and high altitude species. Note there are high possibilities of spotting visiting water bird species from Lake Kivu 20minutes drive south. The park is an international Important Birding Area and a reputable bird watching safari destination for travelers on visit to Rwanda.
Hiking experience: The unique, scenic and dormant volcanic mountains in Volcanoes are eye-catching and very tempting to every adventurer. The park offers hiking services for inquisitive adventurers seeking more ways of exploring and discovering the virgin Africa. 2-day adventure safaris explore the summit of Mt Karisimbi 4,507m; the tallest in the Virunga region. Expeditions on to Mt Bisoke 3,771m summit and back take one day and back. Hiking into the mountains offers adventurers an opportunity to explore the unique wilderness landscapes, interact with different wildlife species, challenge and conquer the rugged African terrain.
Gorilla Guardians’ village tour: The Mountain gorilla trekking safaris are possible because the indigenous Rwandan communities close to the park have coexisted with and embraced wildlife protection. Visitors on tour of Gorilla Guardians’ village get life experiences of indigenous Rwandan. Through music, dance, drama, the community pass on wildlife protection message onto the entire globe. The community members take pride in and share benefits of coexisting with mountain gorillas. The visitors get brief experiences in basketry, pottery, traditional food, beer brewing, distillery and African craft making.
Nature walk: The thick forests of Volcanoes National Park have a vibrant wildlife presence and other beautiful natural sightings. This opens up a variety of options for adventurers to make maximum exploration and get exciting wilderness experiences. A good network of trail system leads to alternate directions with different exciting attractions. The underground Musanze Caves 2km long formed in ancient times are testament of strong volcanic action. The caves, modernized with lighting and other beautiful African art walkways and designs are unique and important for social and political history. Another trail Dian Fossey recognizes wildlife research and conservation efforts. Dian Fossey was a primatologist, wildlife expert and researcher at Karisoke Research Centre in the foothills of Bisoke Mtn. She was an advocate of and pioneered mountain gorilla habituation, protection and wildlife conservation. The trail system leads to where Dian Fossey was murdered and buried at the research centre.
Kwita izina ceremony: Researchers have a bio data bank that captures all habituated gorillas; individual members, age, gender, body deformities, health status amongst others. Birth of new members is easily noticed. Kwita izina is Rwandan national cultural ceremony for giving names to baby and infant gorillas, recognize international celebrities giving support to wildlife protection and conservation. The ceremony is pomp and attracts big political, economic, social local and international personalities. Music, dance, drama, speeches in celebration of wildlife conservation goals and achievements characterize the occasion.
Batwa community tour: an indigenous Batwa tribe originally lived in the rainforests with Mountain gorillas and other wildlife. The Batwa vacated the wilderness to pave way for wildlife protection and conservation. Tourists visit their homesteads to share their traditional wilderness experiences.
Boat cruise: Lake Kivu is average 30 minutes’ drive close. Musanze; a lake shore-town has open urban beach activities. Lake Kivu is an ideal rendez vous to re-energize and rejuvenate after tiring Mountain gorilla trekking expedition. Adventurers may opt to sail on lake, picnic, play beach games or relax and shade off fatigue.