Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes national park is the home to half of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas that can be found along the slopes of the Virunga Mountains. This Park is one of the most rewarding national parks that can be visited because of the different attractions including a number of attractions like mammal species, primate species, bird species, the Virunga Mountains among other attractions in the park. For a tourist on a Rwanda tour, they will have the opportunity to participate in a number of activities that will ensure you have an amazing time as you see a number of attractions in the park. during your Volcanoes national park tour, you will get to see a number of attractions that will make your Rwanda tour memorable and among the different attractions that can be seen in the park include the following;

ATTRACTIONS IN VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK 

Primate species

Volcanoes National Park is home to a number of primate species but among the famous primate species that can be seen in the park, the mountain gorillas are the dominant primate species in the park that can be seen when tourists participate in gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park. In the park, there are over 15 habituated gorilla groups in the park that can be seen along the slopes of the Virunga Mountains. The volcanoes national park is not only home to the endangered mountain gorillas but also home to the golden monkeys which can also be seen during the virunga mountains hike. Other primate species that can be seen include the red tailed monkeys, black and white colobus monkeys, Mona monkey, vervet monkey, olive baboons among other species.

Virunga Mountains

In Volcanoes national park, there are five of the eight Virunga Mountains that offer exceptional views while participating in eh volcanoes national park tour. The different Virunga Mountains in the park include Mount Sabyinyo, Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Mount Muhabura, and Mount Gahinga. The different Virunga Mountains are home to a number of primate species like the golden monkeys, the mountain gorillas, animal species like the spotted hyenas, bushbucks, black-fronted duikers, forest buffaloes among other animal species. While hiking the different Virunga Mountains you will get to see a number of exceptional views like the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, Lake Kivu among other exceptional views that will make your Rwanda safari memorable as you get to participate in the different activities in Volcanoes national park.

Bird species

When tourists choose Volcanoes park as part of their destinations in the Rwanda tours they will have a chance to participate in birding where they will see different bird species.  The park is a home to over 348 bird species which will give a tourist the chance to see over 100 bird species which is quite rewarding and among the different animal species that can be seen in the park include the handsome Francolin, Dusky turtle love, Ruwenzori turaco, tinker bird western nicator, bar-tailed trogon, white spotted flufftail weavers, waxbills, white-breasted negrofinch, black-crowned waxbill, brown-throated wattle eye Ruwenzori nightjar, the dusky crimson wing among other bird species making your Rwanda safaris memorable.

Dian Fossey grave

While visiting this national park, you will get the opportunity to visit the grave of Dian Fossey a primate primatologist who worked hard to ensure the conservation of the endangered mountain gorillas. Dian Fossey was found in her cabin at the Karisoke Research centre and she was buried at the gorilla cemetery where she buried her gorilla friends including her favorite gorilla Digit.  

Dian Fossey is notable for the conservation of the endangered mountain gorillas and the increase of the numbers of the gorillas in the park. Poaching in volcanoes national park was on an increase during the time Dian Fossey was carrying out research on the endangered mountain gorillas which she made friends with and made a strong bond with. Dian Fossey ensured that the mountain gorillas were protected from the poachers by ensuring they lived in a safe environment she went an extra mile of protecting the gorillas by burning the houses of the poachers, carried out regular patrols to avoid poaching in the country among other measures. Visit Rwanda and participate in volcanoes national park tour to ensure that you have wildlife safaris in the park.

Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park

Cultural villages

While carrying out your Rwanda tour choosing Volcanoes National Park will ensure that you will have amazing experiences by visiting the cultural villages like the Ibyiwacu village where you will have the opportunity to know more about the culture of the Rwanda people through dance and a number of activities that can be participated in. With the village encounters, you will have the chance to participate in a number of activities that will enable you to learn more about the culture. Some of the activities include beer making, millet grinding among other activities which by the end of your tour in the park, you will get to know more about the culture of the Rwanda people.

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