Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking has two distinct phases. The first is the hike from the closest car park to the forest and national park boundary, which usually takes 30-60 minutes depending on the speed and the group they are visiting.

The second is trek into the forest in search of gorillas, which will usually have been located by the advance trackers by the time reach the forest edge. A thrilling trek through the refined foothills of the Virungas provides inspiring views in all directions. Then, suddenly, the trail enters the national park, enclosing trekkers in the strange closeness of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and besieged with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant.

Through gaps in the forest canopy, the marvelous peaks are sighted, easily easy to get to and among the uppermost in Africa, indicating an ascent. Gorilla trekking is quite strenuous but a worthwhile on encounter of these gentle giants. The excitement of your coming across with these apes will wipe away your intricacy of the strenuous trek. Spend time watching gorillas, watch the adults feeding their young ones, brushing and resting as the youngsters play from vines in a pleasurably playful display. Learn About Gorilla groups in Volcanoes National Park

  • What time does Gorilla Trekking Starts
  • All Self drive travelers that have booked gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park are advised to be at the park headquarters at 7:30 am early morning for the berifying about the dos & donts while in Volcanoes National Park.

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