Why Children Not Allowed on Gorilla Safari?

There are few remaining mountain Gorillas in the world. To that note therefore, all possible measures aiming at protecting them (Gorillas) have been set up. Among them is the restriction of children below the age of 15 years, below are some of the reasons why children below is years not allowed to meet Gorillas.

Children are very prone to communicable diseases and can easily spread them to mountain gorillas while on their trek. Disease like Tuber closes, Cold, Ebola among others can easily be transmitted from human to primates and the reverse is true.

You can not predict how the children will react at the meeting with the Gorillas – some of them can cry loud, run, shout among others which can force the gorillas to charge/ upset.

The process is strenuous/ tiresome – children can not endure moving long distance for long hours. Therefore, to enable elders enjoy their trek, children are restricted to go gorilla trekking.

In case of danger, children can not defend them selves- if attached by an animal; children can not run so fast for their lives.

Gorilla trekking trails are slipper – on which children can fall before meeting gorillas.

Grasping gorilla trekking rules and regulation may turn to be hard for children. They can violet them and then make trekking disorganized or incomplete. For example a child may urinate or defecate any where, any how.

Forest pests/ insect bites – some tropical forest harbors mosquitoes, tsetse flies among others. Mosquitoes cause malaria and tsetse flies cause sleeping sickness yet children are highly susceptible to diseases.

Funds paid for gorilla permits are non refundable – in case a visitor doesn’t appear, failure to meet Gorillas, and so on. It is uncertain for the children to meet gorillas. Therefore, buying gorilla permits for the children you are not sure of meeting gorillas is bad.

Amazing safari experience in South & East Africa

Our safari in Southern African combined with Eastern Africa went through countries like South Africa where we visited Cape Town and Kruger National Park, and then to Botswana  where we visited Chobe National Park and Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe. In East Africa, we Masaimara National Park in Kenya, Serengeti National Park and Ngorongoro crater / conservation area through Olduvai gorge in Tanzania. Our trip ended with mountain gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. In fact, this was the highlight of our safari in Africa, it was a great privilege for us to see the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. This is the only place in the world where once can come and see the last remaining population of mountain gorillas in their natural habitat?

Kruger National Park Tour

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Cheetahs in Kruger National Park – South Africa

We started with Kruger National Park the largest in South Africa. Kruger Game Reserve is basically a synonym for the word “safari.” Bird life is prolific with over 500 species recorded, 100 reptiles, about 150 mammals, multiple archaeological sites, and a stunningly diversity of trees and flowers, Kruger is South Africa’s flagship national park. Adventurers can explore Kruger National park in a 4×4 Jeep, take a bush walk or fly above in a hot-air balloon. It is such a life time adventure experience in southern part of Africa. There are over 20 National Parks in South Africa but your venture to any of the South African National Parks will transfer you into another world.

Our South African Experience in Kruger National Park was enhanced by our fantastic choice of staying at Lukimbi Safari Lodge. This is 5 star family-friendly lodge in Kruger game reserve. It is all about African-inspired dreams come true in this Park. We experienced magnificent game viewing, ultra-luxurious accommodation and thematic décor inspired by the country’s rich and diverse cultures, puts this lodge on top of the list for any visitor to the park.

Chobe National Park (Botswana)

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Chobe National Park Animals – Botswana

 

From Kruger National Park in South Africa, we connected to Chobe National park in Botswana, still in southern Africa. Even with the start of the rain season, Chobe river front area of the Chobe National Park offer an amazing array of wildlife. Buffalo and Elephant herds are numerous, with zebras, giraffes and antelope herds to be seen daily. We had a fantastic river cruise and big game drive in Chobe National Park that was so rewarding.

The Park’s riverfront is one of the most impressive safari experiences on African Continent. We stayed at Chobe Game Lodge that boasts the best location from which to explore this incredible wildlife spectacle.

Chobe is a five-star lodge, a fantastic luxury tour option for clients whose interest is to visit and explore Chobe National Park, the Victoria Falls and the other surrounding areas. While at Chobe Game Lodge, we felt more like joining a family rather than simply being a guest in Botswana. The lodge has a dedicated team of professionals who welcomed us through the doors and were there with a smile to ensure that every moment of our stay is a special one.

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Victoria Falls in Africa

Victoria Falls in Africa

Victoria Falls offers no shortage of interesting and exciting activities to make any visit to this spectacular destination worthwhile. If you feel the need for adventure, bungee jump off the Victoria Falls Bridge before walking with lions or riding on the elephant back through the wilderness. It was such amazing experience with my Family. Then we continued to East Africa, arrived at Jomo Kenyatta National Park in Kenya.

Masai mara and Serengeti National Parks Exploration (Kenya and Tanzania)

masai-maraThis is one of Africa’s Greatest Wildlife Reserves, and Kenya’s most popular national parks famous for the wildebeests migration. Masai Mara Park is located in south-west Kenya. Together with the Serengeti National Park in Tanzania it forms Africa’s most diverse, incredible and most spectacular eco-systems and possibly the world’s top safari big game viewing eco-system. We had fantastic big game drive in Masai Mara park and Serengeti national Park in Tanzania where saw lots of animals. We also had community tours with local people like the Masai people, and we got involved in local activities like digging, Milking, singing and Dancing among others. It was such unforgettable experience.

In Masaimara National park we stayed at Mara Serena Hotel, Set high on a bush-cloaked hill with fantastic views over the savannah and down to the winding coils of the hippo-filled Mara River, it stands centre-stage to one of Africa’s most dramatic wildlife arenas, with a ringside seat for the ‘greatest wildlife show on earth’, the legendary migration of the wildebeest. In Serengeti we stayed at Kirawira Serena Camp, all were so amazing.

Volcanoes National Park – Home of Mountain Gorillas

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Rwanda Mountain Gorillas

From Tanzania we connected to Rwanda by RwandAir through Kanombe International Airport. This was the last destination on our African trip to Southern and Eastern Africa. Here we had fantastic gorilla trekking experience and golden monkey tracking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda. The trek in search for mountain gorillas is quiet strenuous and you must be physically fit. However, we managed to successfully do the trek and each of us was awarded a certificate for surviving the trek. We ended with a visit to Gisozi genocide memorial museum in Kigali, Nyamata and Ntarama churches that were gazetted into genocide museums.

We stayed at the Magnificent Virunga lodge, perched high on a ridge, with stunning views of the magnificent Virunga Volcanic mountains and the beautiful twin lakes Bulera and Ruhonda. After such a long safari in Africa, mountain gorilla trekking in Rwanda was the high, and I advise anyone taking a safari into Eastern Africa not to miss this adventurous activity. We traveled with African Jungle Adventures and we booked two gorilla permits for different days and we therefore had 2 gorilla treks with different gorilla families. Special thanks to African Jungle Adventures Limited for organizing such a fantastic trip through Kenya, Tanzania and Rwanda.

Top 10 African Countries Hosting Gorillas

Gorillas exhibits some similar characteristic with human beings making Gorilla trekking more interesting – looking into the eyes of our close relative is a memorable experience. In Africa, mountain Gorillas, cross River Gorillas and Low land Gorillas are found but in some countries like Democratic Republic of Congo, both Mountain and lowland Gorillas co- exist. Below is the list of countries famous for protecting Gorillas.

1. Nigeria
Cross River gorillas are found only in Cross River State, where the government has invested heavily in tourism infrastructure. However, the chances of seeing gorillas in cross river state are still low. Less than 200 individual gorillas are thought to be here, spread across an area of 12,000 km² which includes Afi Mountain, Mbe Mountain, and the Okwangwo Division of the Cross River National Park. For this reason, scientists are cautious about habituating any.

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Cross River Gorillas

2. Cameroon
Cross River gorillas live in the English-speaking part of Cameroon bordering Nigeria, in small pockets of forest that are the focus of a conservation project but with no tourism component yet. The only captive Cross River Gorillas can be seen at the Limbe Wildlife Centre, which also cares for about 15 WLG orphans with a long-term goal – funding permitting – of rehabilitation back into the wild.

3. Equatorial Guinea
The Monte Alen National Park is a spectacular forested park, and its rugged terrain served to protect it from commercial logging. As yet, there are no habituated Western Lowland Gorillas. The tourism infrastructure is in very early stages of development, and trained locals have started to conduct guided day Gorilla treks.

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Western Low Land Gorillas

4. Gabon
Gabon made a bold bid to diversify its economy by creating 13 National Parks in 2002, most of them containing gorilla habitat. The WLG habituation programme at the Mikongo Conservation Centre in Lopé National Park was terminated in 2010. But although visitors are no longer taken on specific gorilla-spotting treks, visitors can still see them while looking for other animals and birds. Moukalaba-Doudou National Park has some of the highest densities of gorillas, and an eco-tourism project has begun there with help from The Gorilla Organization. Loango National Park offers the rare combination of rainforest and Atlantic beach, where hippos have been seen surfing, whales and dolphins surface offshore and the forests are home to gorillas, chimpanzees and forest elephants – my idea of heaven!

5. Angola
Western Low Land Gorillas are found only in the Cabinda enclave, the part of Angola north of the mouth of the River Congo. There is little in the way of tourism infrastructure, but if it is adventure.

6. Congo
Since the loss of the habituated Gorillas to Ebola in 2002, the nearby Odzala National Park now presents one of the best options for seeing Western Low Land Gorillas. It is currently home to two habituated family groups that can be seen by visitors. They can also be seen from hides as they visit bais.
One of the best places to track WLGs is Bai-Hokou in the Dzanga-Ndoki National Park. A WWF project has succeeded in habituating a group, and a calm contact is likely, though the dense forest and low light beneath the canopy make photography challenging.

8. Rwanda (Land of A Thousand Hills)
Rwanda is about the size of Wales, with good main roads (making it quick to get around) and a relatively well-developed infrastructure. But it is the work of Dian Fossey, as dramatised in the film Gorillas in the Mist, that really makes Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park many people’s first choice for a mountain gorilla tracking. Relaxed gorillas and relatively open habitat – montane vegetation, often with stunning views – greatly improve the chances of good gorilla watching. In Rwanda, Gorilla trekking takes place in Volcanoes National park where visitors clearly see the peaks of virunga ranges. Each gorilla permit in Rwanda costs US$750 for foreign non residents and US$475 for foreign residents (Living in East Africa – Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Burundi), US$375 for foreigners living and working in Rwanda, US$300 for East Africans and 30.000 Rwanda Francs for Rwandese. Permits can be booked through travel agents and Rwanda Development Board (RDB) offices in Kigali. Apart from mountain gorilla tracking, Volcanoes National Park also inhabits the rear golden monkeys. Here tourists also do mountain climbing to Bishoke and Karisimbi, as well as hike to the tombs of the Late Dian Fossey, the American primatologisit who spend close to 2 decades studying and habituating Mountain gorillas in Rwanda. Know more about her works by watching her movie “Gorillas in the Mist”.

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Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda

9. Uganda (The True Pearl of Africa)
In Uganda, Gorilla trekking exercise is done in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Mgahinga National park. Mgahinga National Park is part of the tri-national Virunga Conservation Area, and its habituated gorillas often cross into Democratic Republic of Congo. Uganda is gifted with almost half of the world’s remaining mountain Gorillas found in the Virunga crescent. Uganda gorilla tracking permits cost US$600 each for Foreign none residents, US$475 for Foreign Residents and UGX250000 for Ugandans. However, In Uganda, they have low season rates where, each gorilla permit costs US$350 for Foreign Non Residents. This happens in months of April, May and November. Please contact your Travel Agent for updates. Here we have over 10 habituated gorilla families that include Nsongi, Nkuringo, Bitukura, Mishaya, Oruzogo, Kyaguriro, Rushegura, Mubare, Kahunje, Businje, not forgetting Nyakagezi of Mgahinga National Park.

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Mountain Gorillas in Uganda

10. Democratic Republic of Congo
Three of the four sub-species are found in Democratic Republic of Congo. Gorilla tourism with habituated groups began here in the mid-1970s, in Kahuzi-Biega National Park, a stronghold of eastern lowland gorillas and this park still offers one of the best gorilla-viewing experiences. Bukavu is the nearest town (with some beautiful lakeside hotels), but check the security situation if entering Democratic Republic of Congo from Rwanda. Mountain gorilla tourism in Virunga National Park is also excellent when the country is stable. Things have improved since the early 2009 arrest of rebel leader Nkunda, but the area is still unsettled. However, even during the troubles many people visited the gorillas at Djomba on day trips from Kisoro, Uganda, because permits were available in the DRC and sold out in Uganda.

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DR Congo Mountain Gorillas

Africa Gorilla Safari – Nkuringo Sector in Uganda

Having face to face encounter with the mountain gorillas at Nkuringo trekking sector in Bwindi-Uganda Safari News:
Gorilla trekking experience is one of the wonderful experience that Uganda the number destination boast of, and this experience is got from different sectors in Bwindi national park where over 10 groups of mountain gorillas have been habituated and opened for tourist to fulfill their dreams of having face to face encounter with the interesting mountain gorillas.
Nkuringo sector is one of the remarkable regions in southern Bwindi national park where traveler on Uganda gorilla safari can enjoy his one hour of face to face encounter with gorilla primate species. Nkuringo gorilla area is located on the southwest side of the Bwindi forest and offers access to one family of gorillas known as Nkuringo. However, from here you can access other gorilla groups nearby in Rushaga area, just 30 minute drive fron Nkuringo. Among the gorilla groups in Rushaga include Mishaya, Nshongi, Kahungye and Businjye among others. The word Nkuringo means round hill and this means trekking gorillas in this area involves tourists hiking the hills which is bit challenging but the experience is very much rewarding because along the way when searching for the gorillas, one can have an encounter with the real African wilderness experience.
Trekking gorillas in this area offers tourists an exciting but challenging experience because the activity is done through walking in the steep hills forest side. But the region is not busy compared to Buhoma. The Nkuringo gorilla group which can be found here currently has 19 individual members with one silver back the one in charge of protecting the group. The interesting Nkuringo gorilla group is worse spending time with because through the one hour interaction visitor will leave with only joy and happiness without even remembering the hectic hike he or she went through to reach to the gorillas.
Besides watching gorillas, a visit to this area will offer the visitor with an opportunity to discover the interesting Bakiga culture through village walks, and here visitors can have cultural encounter filed with vibrant dance performances and cultural workshops organized by community groups.

Getting around Nkuringo Area, Southern Bwindi National Park

Nkuringo area can be accessed by Road from Kampala or Entebbe International Airport via Masaka – Mbarara Highway. However, this is a long journey taking between 8 and 10 hours drive. From Kabale town, Nkuringo sector is about 2 hours drive, and from Kisoro town, it can take about 1 hour drive. Due to the poor nature of the roads in Bwindi national park, a 4×4 vehicle is recommended because roads tend to be impassable especially in rainy seasons, its steep and slippery.

From Kigali; The Capital city of Rwanda, Nkuringo gorilla area can be accessed with in 4-5hours drive via Katuna or cyanika boarder. This favors a combination of Uganda and Rwanda gorilla safari packages that offer an opportunity of two (02) gorilla treks in both countries. In other words, tourists combine gorilla tracking in Rwanda (Volcanoes National Park) and Uganda (Southern Bwindi National Park) because, it takes less than 2 hours to cross from Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda to Southern Bwindi forest, the world’s top gorilla safari destinations.

By Air; One can fly from Entebbe International Airport or from Kajjansi Airstrip to Kisoro Air strip, then travel by road to Nkuringo area and this journey takes less than 2 hours. You can use private charter flights offered by Eagle Air and Kampala Aero Club among others. Aero Link Uganda has daily scheduled flights to Kisoro Airstrip from Entebbe International Airport and vice varsa.

Accommodation around Nkuringo Gorilla Area

The area has a good number of accommodation units for all levels of visitors, ranging from budget to deluxe and high-end lodges. Still more are under construction. These include Chameleon Hill Lodge on Lake Mutanda, Nkuringo gorilla Camp and Clouds Gorilla Lodge. Others in Rushaga region (nearby) include Wagtail Eco safari Camp, Nshongi Gorilla Resort and many other camp sites.

Fish River Canyon, Giant’s Playground & Quiver Tree Forest

Namibia: The impressive Fish River Canyon, the Giant’s Playground and the Quiver Tree Forest near Keetmanshoop

The Fish River Canyon is the world’s second largest after the Grand Canyon. It is located south of Namibia, near the border with South Africa. It is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Namibia, but was too far to go visit with the car. Our next stop was Cape Town, so before crossing the border decided to stop a couple of days in Keetmanshoop, a town in southern Namibia, to visit the canyon. As I said several times, is almost impossible to move by public transport and the only way to visit the canyon is with an organized tour  through travel agents or on self drive tour with own car as we did during our safari in East Africa where we had to rent a car in Uganda and drove on our own through Kenya and Rwanda But renting a car from this city was not easy and finding a one day tour of the canyon either. In the end, after sending a few emails, I got contact Ruddy, a man living in Keetmanshoop and is dedicated to make tours to tourists. He told me that we could take a day to the canyon for a fairly reasonable price.

Fish River Canyon

On Friday morning, a little hungover after the party the previous day, said goodbye to Ivan. In the afternoon, Judith and I took a bus that took us from Windhoek to Keetmanshoop in about 5 hours. This time it was a modern and very comfortable bus, with wide, reclining seats. It is Intercape Company, a South African company that makes long journeys between South Africa and some countries of southern Africa. The bus dropped us off at a petrol station on the outskirts of the city at midnight. We were confident that there would be some taxi. Until then every time I come by bus somewhere’ve had several taxi drivers offering to take when there was still not left the bus. Namibia is different. But the girl’s hostel where we wanted to stay on the phone assured me that there would be taxis. We asked the girls in the store at the gas station if they had the number of a taxi driver, but nobody knew anything. I called the girl a little pissed hostel waiting to give me some solution to get to your hostel, but the girl did not know where to start.

At the end call Ruddy, who was obviously asleep, and we came for. The truth is that when he talked with him by email had offered (charging, of course) to pick us up, but I told him I already espabilaríamos us. After months traveling you think you know all the tricks, but really each site is different, and when you think you’ve seen all you get to a place where things are different. But as always, it all just solucionándose. We arrived at Rachel’s Backpackers almost one in the morning. The girl got up from the bed and half asleep we opened the door. That was not a backpackers hostel, it was rather a small guesthouse, where several local accommodated.

The Saturday morning to pick Ruddy came to the hostel. We were a couple of hours in the carreteraa before reaching the park entrance Fish River Canyon. After having spent two weeks pending the road map, is grateful to have a driver. We spent most of the way sleeping. As expected, the Fish River Canyon is awesome. It is 160 km long, 27 km wide and 550 meters deep in the higher areas. It was formed millions of years ago by the force of the water Fisher River and the movement of tectonic plates. Throughout the morning we were watching the immensity of the place from different viewpoints. As usual in Namibia, we were practically alone, making it even more enjoyable experience. You can do some multi-day excursions inside the canyon, but only made during certain times of the year, now it was too hot.

So we were quietly enjoying the scenery and the silence of the area. At noon we left the park and stopped for lunch at a small farmhouse had nearby. It was decorated with several antique cars, a curious place. We arrived at the hostel in the afternoon and before saying goodbye to Ruddy, convinced us to go with him the next day to visit a couple of interesting things that were in the area. We had nothing planned so we accepted.

The Sunday morning Ruddy again wait for us at the doorstep. This time it was later and everything was pretty close and it did not early. We went to the Quiver Tree Forest Rest Camp, a farm located a few kilometers from Keetmanshoop, where we had to pay a small entrance fee to visit the surroundings. One of the areas to visit is the Giant’s Playground, a large area full of huge rocks piled on top of each other very curious forms.

Ruddy When we explained yesterday thought it would be something very interesting, but we were surprised positively. They’re huge volcanic rocks that were formed millions of years ago when the magma cooled very close to the surface. Over the years the softer areas of land were eroded and left magma rocks exposed. At first it feels someone has gone there to put them on top of each other, and it seems impossible that this is its natural position. But when you climb up a stone and see the amount of hillocks of rocks there you realize that it has not done anyone. We were playing to get on some stones. The climbing is not my strong point and I was trying to make my head down a rock that had risen me. I hit a good shot but miraculously fell so I did not hurt me, and everything was a shock and laughter.

In this farm have three cheetahs in captivity. In fact, there are several farms in Namibia where they have some wild animals in captivity. These situations generate several controversial. In this case the man explained that many farmers are “angry” with why cheetahs eat their goats and cows and sometimes killed. This man gave these cheetahs when they were small babies, because they had killed his mother. He looked as if they were like cats and have never lived in freedom not be left free because not survive. It seems that man cares quite well. They have a fairly large living area. Males and females must be separated because the government does not allow to breed in captivity. In the area where the two males are you can go with the car, and the man of the farm gave us permission to enter. It took a while you find them, but eventually they saw the two, sleeping under the shade of a bush. Here was much easier to see them in the safaris and even could lower the car to get us some pictures.

After meeting with the cheetahs we went to eat our picnic in the Quiver Tree Forest. The Quiver is a type of tree that is in the southern part of Namibia and northern South Africa. “Quiver” means a container for arrows. Men of the Desert (bushmen), emptied the tubular branches of this tree and used to store and colgárselas arrows on the back when they went hunting. The tree has a peculiar way, with cortitas branches and bark of the trunk with a very nice texture.

To finish our visit we revisited the cheetahs. At Five in the Afternoon is the mealtime. The man on the farm gives you a good piece of meat each and while they are eating can approach them and to touch them! As they are distracted with food are not dangerous at that time. It was a good experience, it is exciting to play these wild animals. It was also amazing how the man knew them each well, and knew what nature had and how to behave in front of everyone. Some were left to play and not others.

In the afternoon we were waiting at the hostel until ten at night. Ruddy took us to the bus station where we caught this time we leave Cape Town. It was a journey of 14 hours, slept on the bus, but it was comfy and passed quickly. Now a couple of weeks I’m in South Africa.

My African Safari to South Africa for Wildlife and Rwanda for Gorilla Trekking

Our safari Overview

With my wife, had amazing African safari last summer, the trip enabled us explore South African cities and three national parks of Marakele, Mapungubwe and Kruger National Parks, then we had a flight Kigali International Airport in Rwanda for mountain gorilla tracking in Volcanoes National park. Here we also visited some genocide memorial museums like Nyamata and Ntarama churches, Gisozi genocide museum in Kigali and the first house.

South African Part of the Safari

It was such a wonderful moment when we arrived at Tambo International Airport (Johannesburg) in south Africa. Its such a beautiful city in Africa. We were picked by our tour guide and transferred to Four seasons West Cliff Hotel, one of the best luxurious hotels in Johannesburg.

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Marakele National Park is famous for the a number of tourism attractions / activities that include excellent bird watching; Cape Vulture – Marakele park has one of the biggest breeding colonies in the world for this endangered species of cape vultures. The Marakele National Park in the heart of the Waterberg Mountains, as its Tswana name suggests, has become a place of sanctuary for an impressive variety of wildlife due to its location in the transitional zone between the dry western and moister eastern regions of South Africa. We enjoyed big game drives with my family and it was so amazing. The same was with Mapungubwe National Park, this is a World Heritage Site, ideal location for tourists interested in African wildlife, bird life is prolific.

We ended our wildlife safari in South Africa with Kruger National Park, basically a synonym for the word “safari.” Bird life is prolific with over 500 species recorded, 100 reptiles, about 150 mammals, multiple archaeological sites, and a stunningly diversity of trees and flowers, Kruger is South Africa’s flagship national park. Adventurers can explore Kruger National park in a 4×4 safari vehicle, take a bush walk or fly above in a hot-air balloon. It is such a life time adventure experience in southern part of Africa.

Rwanda safari Part of African safari

We also visited so many areas around Johannesburg city before flying into Kigali Airport by Rwanda Air that arrived by ealry evening. We were picked by our tour guide from Gorilla Expeditions, specialists in Rwanda safaris to see gorillas in the wild. We were transferred to Kigali Serena Hotel for dinner and overnight. The next day we were transferred to Gisozi genocide memorial museum in Kigali, Nyamta and Ntarama churches located about 30 – 35 km from Kigali. Later in the evening, we transferred to Parc Nationale des Volcans, located in northern Rwanda, 2 hours drive from Kigali, a home for the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the world.

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Rwanda Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park

We checked into Gorillas Nest Lodge, dinner and overnight. The next day was for mountain gorilla trekking adventure where we visited Susa group. We request for this group because reviews show that it is one of the biggest although it is very far. The next day was for golden monkey tracking but we missed it because we were very tired. We had had a very long and strenuous trek while searching for Susa gorilla group. We spent some good time at time at the lodge, and alter we took a community walk to nearby communities and Musanze market. We had fan and interacted with so many local people.