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Gorilla Watching Safaris Rwanda – Gorilla Tours Africa

A Rwanda safari offers visitors the best mountain gorilla tours in Africa, with an added advantage of ease and convenience to access the Volcanoes national park home to endangered mountain gorillas and part of the Virunga conservation region. It’s here that Dian Fossey the American researcher set up a research center between Mount Karisimbi and Bisoke and dedicated her life to protection and conservation Gorillas in the Mist.

With Volcanoes national park situated just 2 hours from Kigali city center and the international airport, gorilla safaris in Rwanda have become a popular tourism adventure, for all types of travelers and budgets, as it makes it quite possible to go see Rwanda gorillas on a single day tour and a perfect add on while visiting Kenya, Tanzania or Uganda.

This has made the “Land of a thousand hills” a must visit destination to trek gorillas in Virunga volcanoes as it offers flexibility to visitors to go gorilla trekking, visit remains of Dain Fossey, mount Karisimbi & Bisoke Hiking, Ibyiwacu community tour, chimpanzee tracking, wildlife viewing, genocide memorial cite tours and so much to tour in Rwanda.

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Rwanda has become popular gorilla safari destination, receiving more and more visitors annually because of the ease to access Parc National de Volcans, and hiking through the bamboo forest in search for gorillas in the mist. Its quite incredible watching mother take care of her babies in the jungle, silverback watch over his entire family, its quite memorable! With Volcanoes national park situated just 2 hours from the city center, its quite convenient for travelers to get to and from the park hence making seeing gorillas in Rwanda a must do for all types of travelers like business travelers on tight time schedule, budget travelers, visitor planning to use public means, safari holiday travelers.

Parc National de Volcans (PNV) is part of the Virunga conservation area, in which Dian Fossey the American primatologist set up a gorilla research fund in beed to protect the endangered mountain gorillas which were at a verge of extinction. The Virunga region comprises of 3 national park, the Parc National de Volcans stretching at the Rwandan side with the highest number of mountain gorillas, Virunga national park in Congo and Mgahinga national park in Uganda with the least number of mountain gorillas.

Rwanda’s Volcanoes national park has 10 habituated gorilla families, and one group of 8 people is allowed to go visit a single gorilla group per day. 80 gorilla permits are available per day for gorilla tracking in Rwanda and hence visitors are advised to book over six months in advance as competition for gorilla permits is high and you may not get one on a last minute booking.