Tracking Mountain gorilla through Rwanda’s Virunga Mountains
Parc National De Volcans (Volcanoes National Park) – part home to the Virunga Mountains and possibly the best place in the world for mountain gorilla – is Africa’s oldest park and as such makes for an extraordinary experience that. Tracking Rwanda’s mountain gorilla remains one of the most moving, life changing experiences on our portfolio.
Requiring only that you are moderately fit and not carrying any airborne diseases, your gorilla trekking will begin early in the morning, following a substantial mountain busting breakfast, and can take anything from one to eight hours. Accompanied by gorilla guide, an armed ranger and, should you wish, porters, you will – in accordance with park regulations – spend an hour in the company of the gorillas.
Accommodation in the park varies from your basic board and breakfast to the luxurious likes of Virunga Lodge. As well as tracking gorilla, you will on the way have the opportunity to experience Parc de Volcan’s many species of bird, forest hog, the rare buffalo, spotted hyena and golden monkey. A very special journey.
For a two week safari through the parks of northern Tanzania and ending with a 3 night gorilla trek in the Virunga Mountains, costs start from U$12,100/ UK£8,000 per person