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Written on: January 15, 2016
I visited in January 2016
Volcanoes National Park has 8 habituated groups of gorillas available for daily tracking and up to 8 visitors are allowed per day, for one hour only. Gorilla treks can be over and done with in less than 3 hours or, in adverse circumstances, take 8 or more hours. The guides are well-trained, fluent in English and it's best to make use of the blue uniformed porters, as even a bag pack eventually gets heavy, especially when carrying a few litres of water, for oneself and to spare for others who did not think ahead.
Bring sturdy boots and wear long sleeved shirts or wind breakers as the thorns and branches otherwise inflict bloody scratch marks.
One final recommendation ... take the extra time to visit Lake Kivu as Gisenyi where some fine beach side resorts like the Lake Kivu Serena or the Paradis Malahide offer fine hospitality.
Alternatively take time out and cross Uganda Boarder to Lake Mutanda where Chameleon Hill Lodge offers an amazing hospitality!
Written on: Jan 29, 2016
| Visited: Nov 2015.
I was fortunate to have the possibility to visit the park at the end of 2015. It was a totally amazing experience.
At first I was really impressed by the country of Rwanda. So different from what I expected. A well-organized country that still had managed to keep the origin.
We stayed at hotel in Musanze and the hotel helped with arranging transportation to th...
Written on: Dec 22, 2015
| Visited: Nov 2015.
This is a really nice place to go. Theo have 12 different gorilla families in the mountains and we visited the amazing Sabyinyo group. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable. Usually they recommend a distance of at least 7 meters to the gorillas but this time the gorilla silver back came up to us very close as you can see on my profile pictures. The weather was ...
Written on: Nov 17, 2015
| Visited: Jul 2013.
For a number of years now we've wanted to see the silver back gorilla. It's KAE that allowed us to realize this dream. Our guide was extraordinarily kind and patient. His knowledge of the fauna helped us discover some remarkable animals that others wouldn't have had seen.
As for the mountain gorilla, to see these animals get up close to us is a rare and moving ex...
Written on: Jul 24, 2014
| Visited: Jun 2014.
Nothing can prepare you for your first sighting of a silverback gorilla. He is HUGE! He could easily rip you limb from limb and you immediately respect and admire this docile creature and wish man were more like his primate cousin.
The trek was tough, and there were leeches and mosquitoes to deal with, but I would do it again in a second, even with the increased p...
Written on: Mar 15, 2014
| Visited: Apr 2012.
The existence of gorillas in Africa's rain forests has been known for centuries not only in Africa but the whole world. 2000 years back,early records were taken by the sailors that landed from the North African province as they tried to capture some apes in the western lowland and the eastern lowland. in the early 1900, the other specie of the mountain gorillas was...
I am the low-budget backpacker. Regardless of my income level, this is the style of travel I most prefer because it gives me the greatest cultural immersion and the biggest opportunity to meet locals and get a real sense of what life is like in a totally foreign coun...
Written on: Jan 24, 2014
| Visited: Apr 2013.
Deciding the gorilla trekking was just too expensive for mid-twenties budgets, my travel partner and I decided to do a volcano hike. We chose Bisoke based on our guidebooks review and the tour operator's recommendation. It's the second-easiest hike, but don't let that deceive you because man, is it challenging! The total hike takes about six hours and climbs in ele...
I was born in a small seaside Italian town and migrated to Australia with my family in 1986. After a trivial yet cataclysmic ‘a-ha’ moment in 2004, I left behind all that was familiar, safe and warm and embarked on a 6 year stint as an overland tour guide. My travels...
Written on: May 17, 2013
| Visited: Feb 2011.
If it’s mountain gorillas you want to see, then the Volcanoes Park in Rwanda is where you need to be! I’ll try and keep this brief...even though that’s not usually my forte.
We based ourselves in Ruhengeri (sleeping in a converted convent which was rather sombre) and headed out to the park at first light. Apparently many moons ago one had to hike for hours on en...