Safaris in Volcanoes National Park

Safaris in Volcanoes National Park are so amazing and a traveler will get a chance to explore the park and its famous attractions including the Gorillas among others. Volcanoes National Park is one of the most important tourism destinations in Rwanda famous for its virunga mountains that are shared by the other two national parks that is Virunga National Park and Mgahinga National Park. The volcanoes that can be seen in Volcanoes National Park include; Mount Muhabura, Mount Gahinga, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Sabyinyo, and Mount Bisoke

Safaris in Volcanoes National Park

The park is known for its primate species which include the endangered mountain gorillas, 178 bird species where you will see some of the Rwenzori and Virunga mountains endemic bird species, in the park, you will also see a number of mammal species. Tourists on their Rwanda tour will have amazing wildlife safaris in volcanoes national park where you will have the opportunity to see a number of attractions and participate in a number of activities while in volcanoes national park as explained below;

Primate species in volcanoes national park 

The Park is home to the endangered mountain gorillas that can be seen in the bamboo trees of the different Virunga mountains in the park. In the park, you will also have the opportunity to see a number of monkey species in the park like the black and white colobus monkeys, red tailed monkeys, Golden monkeys, Dent’s Mona Monkey, De Brazza’s monkey, Olive baboon, Red colobus monkey, Grey-cheeked Mangabey, Hamlyn’s Monkey, Blue Monkey, Mantled Guereza and the endangered golden monkeys. For a tourist interested in seeing the different primate species in the park, they can participate in the different activities which include the following

Gorilla trekking

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park will offer the ultimate wildlife safari in volcanoes national park where you will visit the different Rwanda gorilla families along the different slopes of the Virunga Mountains.  A gorilla trekking permit in Rwanda will give you the opportunity to track the different gorilla families in the park. Gorilla trekking in the park involves tourists who are led by a guide who will take you through your gorilla trekking adventure. Tourists will hike the different mountains where they will get to see a number of exceptional views like the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, Lake Kivu you will also see the golden monkeys and a number of other monkey species in the same territory as the gorilla species. When they get to the gorilla families, tourists will have the chance to observe the interesting behavior of the gentle giants like

  • How they feed on the bamboo trees as a source of food but in some instances they can be seen eating fruit.
  • You will see how the adult females of the group are responsible for the grooming of the young ones because it is responsible for them.
  • Every evening, the primate species can be seen constructing their overnight nests and it should be noted that unlike other primate species that sleep in the same nest every night, the gorilla are quite different because they construct new nests every night which can be seen in the evening.

Golden monkey trekking 

Golden monkey trekking is another interesting activity that can be carried out during the wildlife safaris in volcanoes National park where you will get to track the golden monkeys within the park. Golden Monkeys can be seen when they hike the Virunga Mountains because they are found within the bamboo trees of the different virunga mountains.

When tourists come into contact with the golden monkeys they will get to know the different facts about golden monkeys like how they eat bamboo as their source of food, they spend most of their time being active all day and sleep during the night, they sleep in the same nests every night. Other animal species that can be seen in the park include the African buffalo, duiker, warthogs among others, the spotted hyena can be seen during the different activities like birding, golden monkey trekking among other activities in the Park.

Safaris in Volcanoes National Park
Safaris in Volcanoes National Park

Bird species in the park

The park is a home to over 178 bird species and if you’re interested in seeing the different bird species in the park, they should participate birding another satisfying activity that will enable you to see a number of bird species like Pockefellers’s sunbird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red-throated alethe blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long-tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola, Red-billed Teal, Paradise Flycatcher, African Hobby African Spoonbill, Black Kite among other bird species in the park that will make your wildlife safaris in memorable.

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