Top Activities in Volcanoes National Park : Volcanoes national park is famous for its endangered mountain gorillas that have attracted a number of tourists to visit the park to take part in gorilla trekking in Rwanda which is among the top tourism activities in Rwanda that you can take part in for a memorable experience in the country. The park is home to aa number of endangered primate species, numerous attractions like the caves, bird species which make it the perfect destination for bird watching safaris in Rwanda, the Virunga mountains that will give you access to a number of rewarding attractions that can be seen when you take part in the top activities in volcanoes national park
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda is among the most rewarding activities in Rwanda safari tour where you will get to spend one hour with the endangered mountain gorillas to observe their daily activities in the wild. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda involves tourists hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda where you will access the habituated gorilla families along the different slopes of the mountains. During the transfer to the habituated gorilla families, you will come across a number of primates like dent’s monkey, Mona monkey, Hamlyn’s monkey, black and white colobus monkey, the golden monkeys, bird species like Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola as you approach the habituated gorilla families. When you get to the families, you will spend one hour with the species observing their behaviour for instance you will get to see the adult females breastfeeding the primates, you will also get to see the dominant silverback who has all the mating rights with the females of the family and many other interesting features of the primates for an amazing gorilla trekking experience in Rwanda.
Hiking the Virunga national park
The Virunga mountains are the major tourist attractions in Rwanda that will lead you to a number of unique attractions that cannot be seen elsewhere in the country as you take part in the top activities in volcanoes national park. There are five Virunga mountains in Rwanda namely mount gahinga, mount sabyinyo, mount karisimbi, mount bisoke and mount Muhabura where three of them are shared with Mgahinga national park another park where gorilla trekking in Uganda can be carried out, other Virunga mountains can be seen in Virunga national park where you can carry out gorilla trekking in Congo, you can also visit the Senkwenkwe gorilla orphanage to understand more about the mountain gorillas that live in the wild and captivity. While hiking the Virunga mountains in Rwanda, you will come across a number of rewarding views for instance you will get to see the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo while hiking mount muhabura, you will get to see lake kivu which you can also visit and take part in the activities on lake kivu for a memorable experience in the wild. You can also get to see a number of bird species within the trees along the slopes of the mountain making it the perfect birding spot in Rwanda. For tourists interested in watching the mountain gorillas, they can participate in Gorilla trekking in volcanoes national park 2022 where they can access the mountain gorillas along the different slopes of the Virunga mountains in Rwanda.
For the ultimate bird watching safaris in Rwanda, visit volcanoes national park where you will get the chance to see Albertine rift endemic bird species, a number of bird species from the Guinea-Congo forest biome, migratory species from Europe that will give you the ultimate birding experience in Rwanda.
Some of the bird species that can be seen include; Pockefellers’s sun bird, Chapin’s flycatcher, Rwenzori Batis, strange weaver, red throated alethe blue turaco, Ross’s turaco, coqui Francolin, long tailed cisticola, bubbling cisticola, Miombo wren warbler, Chubb’s cisticola for rewarding bird watching safaris in Rwanda.
Visiting the musanze caves
The musanze cave in Rwanda are of a lot of significant value to the history of Rwanda for tourists interested in understanding more about the culture of the people of the Rwanda. The caves were used as coronation grounds for the kings of Rwanda and during the 1994 Rwanda genocide which was a dark period where the Hutu were killing the Tutsi because of their social and political status. Because the Hutu believed were discriminated because they were doing odd jobs like agriculture which were for the poor and the Tutsi were enjoying the life of luxury and getting big position of high power in the government it led to the outbreak of the genocide and during that time a number of tutsis used the musanze caves as their hiding spots from the Hutu however they got to know about this and they were killed which was quite a devastating period for the people. More about the Rwanda genocide can be understood when you participate in the Rwanda genocide tour where you will visit the Kigali genocide memorial museum in Kigali city.
Golden monkey trekking
Among the top places to visit in Rwanda, volcanoes national park is the ultimate travel destination with a number of tourist attractions you will get to see for an amazing experience. The golden monkeys are also endangered primate species that are endemic to the Albertine rift and these can be seen when you take part in golden monkey trekking in Mgahinga national park and golden monkey trekking in Virunga national park. However, among the different destinations where you can see the golden monkeys, golden monkey trekking in Rwanda will give you the most rewarding adventures with a number of views that you will get to see as you get to see before getting to the habituated troops, a number of bird species and many other interesting species. When you get to the troops, you will observe the large numbers of members you will get to see per golden monkey troops this is because there are more golden monkeys in Rwanda as compared to the numbers in the other national parks where the activity can be carried out.