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VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK
 

The "Parc National de Volcans" (or PNV as it's known by locals) lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just a short two hour drive from Rwanda's capital of Kigali, the park is a central location for exploring some distinctly Rwandan experiences. While a visit to the mountain gorillas is often at the top of visitor, the dramatic landscape also offers thrilling hiking and visits to the fascinating golden monkeys.

Muleni Safaris Uganda observes that PARC National de Volcans is also one of Rwanda's conservation epicenters, where many non-profit organizations base their operations. Muleni Safaris Uganda`s Visitors can pay homage to the legendary scientist and gorilla advocate Dian Fossey with a hike to her tomb or a visit to the Dian Fosse Gorilla Fund that continues her legacy of research and advocacy to this day.

Near the park, the bustling and vibrant markets of Musanze are a place to immerse yourself into everyday Rwandan culture. Go deep into the earth with Musanze's caves - one of the area's newest attractions.

Gorilla tracking in Rwanda is often described as “life changing” and with good reason. With only an estimated 880 Gorillas left in the world, to see these gentle creatures in their natural habitat is a truly unique moment.

Gorillas make their homes in and amongst the bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains in the Volcanoes National Park in northern Rwanda. Trek to see them and you’ll be introduced by your expert trackers and guides to one of the fully-habituated families of mountain gorillas and you can stay with them for an awe-inspiring hour, often crouching just a few feet away, whilst the gorillas go about their daily lives.

Hikes in the mountains can last anywhere from 30 minutes to 4 hours + depending on the family allocated to your group and their location. The journey back can take just as long, but you are often carried along by the euphoria you feel at seeing the gorillas!

Expert guides give a pre-trek briefing on specific protocols and rules for visiting the gorillas that live within an altitude of 2500 and 4000m. Porters are available to help carry backpacks and cameras, as well as helping you with your footing along your hike which can be hard work, but well worth it

Gorilla Guidelines
There are several guidelines that RDB kindly requests all visitors adhere by:

To minimize possible transmission of human diseases, Muleni Safaris Uganda`s visitors are advised to maintain a distance of 7m (about 22 feet) from the gorillas. If you are sick with a cold, flu or other contagious illness, please do not visit the gorillas.

Viewing time is limited to one hour.
Maximum 8 visitors per group.
Spitting in the park is strictly prohibited.
Should you need to cough, cover your mouth and turn away from the gorillas.
When with the gorillas, keep your voice low.
Try not to make rapid movements that may frighten the gorillas.
If a gorilla should charge or vocalize at you, do not be alarmed, stand still, look away from the gorilla and follow your guide’s directions.
Do not litter.
Tracking can be done by persons of age 16 and above.

Gorilla Families

There are ten families living in the Volcanoes National Park that are fully habituated and available for visits by the public (whilst others are habituated for scientific research purposes only) . Each family consists of at least one Silverback (but sometimes as many and four), along with several females and a group of youngsters.

  • Susa — The largest group with 38 gorillas. They’re hardest to trek as they tend to range high into the mountains. They have rare 5 year old twins named Byishimo and Impano.
  • Sabinyo— 17 members Sabyinyo is an easily accessible group led by the powerful silverback Guhonda.
  • Amahoro — 19 gorillas, led by teh calm and easy going Ubumwe. To reach Amahoro it’s usually a fairly steep climb but it is well worth it!
  • Agashya — (formerly known as Group 13) today it has 22 members - a very positive sign for conservation.
  • Kwitonda— 23 members led by Akarevuro, originally habituated in DRC so they tend to range quite far making it a moderately difficult trek.
  • Umubano —a family of 13, who broke off from Amahoro with leader, Charles,
  • Hirwa —this group has 18 members and only fairly recently formed from former Group 13 and Sabyinyo family members. They are led by Munyinya.
 3 Day Itinerary for Gorilla Trekking 

Day 1: Arrival and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Meet and greet at the Kigali International Airport by your driver-guide in our high end Safari Land cruiser. Depending on your arrival time, your driver-guide may propose you a visit of Kigali city which includes the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. Transfer to Kinigi at the foothills of the Volcanoes. Overnight and dinner at La Bamboo Lodge –Parc Volcanoes (Luxurious premier Camp) Meal plan L-D

Day 2: Gorilla Trekking Parc Volcanoes
After breakfast, you will depart for the headquarters of the Park where your driver-guide will accomplish the necessary formalities for you. You will meet your ranger guide(s) for a briefing about the greatest animal experience ever! Overnight and dinner La Bamboo Lodge –Parc Volcanoes (Luxurious premier Camp) Meal plan B, L, D.

Day 3: Parc Volcanoes and Departure
Track the golden monkeys thereafter return to Kigali and if you missed the opportunity the first day, you will have your Kigali city trip including the Genocide Memorial centre at Gisozi. Transfer to the Airport for your departure. (B & L) End of service

The Luxury Gorilla Trekking Rwanda package includes:
Airport transfers
Accommodation on full board FB
Transportation 4×4 land cruiser
1 Litter of Mineral water per person per day
1 gorilla permit per person
Golden Monkey trekking
Service of driver guide
Service of airport representative.
Kigali City Tour
Laundry

However, the Luxury Gorilla Trekking Rwanda Safari excludes
Visa,
Travel insurance
Laundry, internet.
Tips& all personal expenses





     
 
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