Mountain Gorillas

Mountain Gorilla trekking Experience – Sabinyo Family

Sabinyo Mountain Gorilla Group

Among the 10 habituated groups in volcano national park, here is Sabinyo group that was introduced to us during the briefing by park warden and we were assigned to trek this family. Sabinyo group of gorilla found in volcano national […] Read More »

Watching Mountain Gorillas with the Sabyinyo gorilla group

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With less than 800 mountain gorillas still leaving in the Uganda Rwanda and Congo national parks, going to see gorillas in the respective countries is a must do for today’s traveler. In the Volcanoes national park, after an early briefing […] Read More »

TRANSPORTATION TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS

VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK HEADQUARTERS

No public transport connects Musanze to the park headquarters at Kinigi, 13 km from town, nor does it from Kinigi to any of the car parks from where one enters the forest to start tracking.  Individual travelers may be able […] Read More »

HABITUATED GROUPS IN RWANDA

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Rwanda’s Mountain Gorilla families / Groups Gorillas are social animals living in groups lead by a silverback male. Rwanda has got over 30 mountain Gorilla families living in the wild. Even though that is the case mountain gorillas can not […] Read More »

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS ENCOUNTER

MOUNTAIN GORILLAS ENCOUNTER

Tracking mountain gorillas in the Virungas is a peerless wildlife experience, and one of Africa’s indisputable travel highlights.  It is difficult to describe the simple exhilaration attached to first setting eyes on a wild mountain gorilla on a gorilla trekking […] Read More »

MOUNTAIN GORILLA REGULATIONS AND PROTOCOL

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Tourists are permitted to spend no longer than one hour with the gorillas, and it is forbidden to eat. Urinate or defecate in their presence. It is also forbidden to approach within less than 5m of the gorillas, a rule […] Read More »

Rwanda Mountain Gorilla Tracking Permits

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Eight gorilla permits per day are available for gorilla trekking in each of the five habituated groups in the volcanoes Park.  At the time of writing, three habituated groups stay within tracking range on a permanent basis, while two others […] Read More »