Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park- Gorilla tracking in Rwanda
Unlike Gorilla trekking in Uganda Bwindi impenetrable, Volcanoes national park shelters the highest population of mountain gorillas in Virunga conservation area. Gorilla habitat shrink everyday due to an increase in the number of gorillas in the park. This brings up a high congestion of gorillas thus they can’t move freely.
Gorillas are no longer protected by the forest boundaries because the land area is too small to accommodate the increasing population of mountain gorillas in the park.
The analysis from Rwanda shows that gorilla population in volcanoes national park would be higher if the park area was bigger to accommodate the newly born gorilla babies. Gorilla tracking in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park is presently under pressure as many tourists going into the limited gorilla habitat to watch gorillas in the mist impose a threat to the survival of gorillas in Rwanda.
Infant mortality rate is attributed to increased gorilla trekkers and human activities which scare way gorillas to higher altitudes, that are not favorable for the infant gorillas leading to death.
When there is a big concentration of gorillas in an area, dominant male silverbacks leading different groups fight each to take dominance other over the other families.
Local people are to relocated to new villages away from the national park borders and Rwanda Development Board is to set up various infrastructures like good roads, electricity and water to improve people’s standards of living and way of living in new villages.
There is great hope for an increase in gorilla populations as well as increase revenue form gorilla tourism compared to the past decades. Therefore, the expansion of volcanoes national park is very essential.
A gorilla safari to Uganda will give you another experience of gorillas in Uganda.