In the land of a thousand hills, there lies ape species whose existence and unique features has took the world by storm in the contemporary times forming what has been termed as gorilla safaris in Rwanda. The Mountain gorillas which are listed world over by the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) as critically endangered thrive only in the Virunga massif which is protected by Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo and in the forested south western Uganda hill sides that are protected by Bwindi Impenetrable National Park that is remarkably known as the pioneer destination for the gorilla trekking safaris in Uganda.
Gorilla Safaris in Rwanda do not occur out of the blue. There are ten (10) habituated gorilla families in the country’s North West including; Amahoro gorilla family, Susa A gorilla family, Susa B gorilla family, Kwitonda gorilla family, Ugenda gorilla family, Umubano gorilla family, Bwenge gorilla family, Sabyinyo gorilla family, Agashya (Group 13) gorilla family and Hirwa gorilla family. These exist alongside other two groups namely Beetsme and Pablos Shida that have been listed for research. Rwanda Gorilla Safaris offer you a lifetime opportunity to view these mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. With each gorilla family capable of taking up to eight (8) people per day, the Volcanoes National Park can in one good morning be filled with up to eighty (80) travelers on a gorilla safari in Rwanda.
Apart from gorilla trekking, the Gorilla Safari Rwanda brings to you other memorable encounters in the country’ of Rwanda. The rolling savannah landscapes of Akagera National Park in the east of Rwanda with counts of Masaai Giraffe, Elephants, Buffaloes, lions, elands, Roan Antelope, leopards coupled with its myriad of swamp fringed lakes that form the most extensive wetland system in the whole of central Africa is a natural wonder that Gorilla Safari Rwanda has incorporated in its unmatchable packages. The forested landscapes of Nyungwe which presents its self as the largest montane forest in the east of Africa dating back to the prehistoric era something that has accorded it a considerable biodiversity concentration including the 13 primate species among which feature the common chimpanzees that have been fully habituated for trekking experience and the largest grouping of black and white colobus monkey in the whole of Africa coupled with the lush forest canopy which have formed the ground for the famous Nyungwe canopy walk, the first of its kind in East Africa and the third in Africa.
Prime Safaris and Tours extends the gorilla safari Rwanda across the borders to tap into the rich tourist destination of Uganda with a myriad of attractions that have earned it a dub as the Pearl of Africa crowned to her by Winston Churchill in the year in 1907. With 400 out 880 mountain gorillas known to be existing in the world thriving in Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and the counts of wild game including the famous tree climbing lions in the adjacent Queen Elizabeth National Park before continuing to explore the snowcapped mountains of the moon as described by Ptolemy in 150 AD and proceeding to the primate Capital of the word – Kibale National Park where there are 95% of seeing chimpanzees and eventual encounter of Murchison Falls where the Nile River – the longest in the world leaves a permanent natural feature named the Murchison Falls standing as the powerful water fall in the world, Uganda is by no means an ordinary destination.
Taking a safari in any of those highlighted micro-destinations can never be a hassle when Gorilla Safari Rwanda which is part of Prime Safaris and Tours Ltd a specialist in Uganda and Rwanda is at your service. The team of expert consultants and driver guides coupled with a fleet of quality safari vehicles and a wide selection of quality lodges in the respective categories of Luxury/ Upmarket, midrange / Standard or Budget / Basic combine to derive an ultimate safari memory.