Gorilla tracking is done in the Volcanoes National Park North west of Rwanda about 2 hrs of drive time from kigali the main Capital. Booking a gorilla trip requires an advance arrangement of atleast 6 TO 3 months before gorilla tracking to secure a Gorilla Permit.
There are very few Mountain Gorillas remaining in the world for several reasons despite several efforts by government and researchers like Dian fossey who was an American zoologist who undertook an extensive study of gorilla groups over a period of 18 years in Rwanda and Congo discouraging local people especially in Congo to kill Gorillas and other Monkeys as a delicacy for such reasons with fears of people mis-understanding and mistreating Gorillas, most Adventure travellers to Rwanda will want to track these amazing Giants in their natural habitat in the Volcanoes to make sure they have a life time tour of the Gorillas in Rwanda.
Nyungwe National Park found in the south western Part of Rwanda is about 225km from the main capital Kigali and measures 1060sqkm. The rain forest is part of the great East African Rift valley found in the Albertine Rift, a mountaneous section of East Africa that as a whole, harbors more endemic birds, mammals, and amphibians than any other region in Africa.
The Canopy walk in Nyungwe Forest is one of the main activities and attractions in the park located at the visitor's center of the Uwinka View Point. The offices are located just about 200meters from the main road with great views of the Nyungwe forest tree Canopys.
The Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village is found in Musanze district of Rwanda in Ruhengeri on the out skirts of the Volcanoes National Park. The cultural village offers a community walk to all visitors coupled with many activities in the region. Visitors are engaged and shown the different cultural behaviours of the Banyarwanda people.
The iby'iwacu village also entertains visitors at a reprica of the kings palace of the Nyanza province. All travelers are welcomed to the kings palace with the royal guards shielding arrows, spears while praising the king high.
Gisenyi boarders with Goma on Lake Kivu.
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