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Volcanoes National Park reviews

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Magical, must-do experience while in Rwanda

Views: 713 Visited: Jul 2016 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2016

If you are in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is a fantastic place easily accessible from Kigali. The mountain gorilla trekking is very well organized, you can do this via a tour agency or on your own. A must-do experience while in Rwanda!

You get to spend an hour with the gorilla family once you locate them. It. Is an experience you will never forget, the hour goes by in a jiffy. These creatures are magical, with soulful eyes, and very human like behavior. We saw a family with a 2-year old playing with his 4-year old brother, while a mother was nursing her baby boy. The silverback was pretty mellow, but did treat us to a chest thumping show. Once you observe these wonderful creatures for any length of time, it is hard to imagine how poaching has almost managed to make these ancestors of our extinct. The park has done a wonderful job of conservation and preservation so it is gratifying to see that the mountain gorilla population may finally be on an upswing. In any case, while not cheap, keep in mind that your $$$ funds this amazing work.

The and trackers were amazing. They take real pride in the work they are doing, and they know the various gorilla groups that they have habituated really well.
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