Gorilla trekking is one of the world’s memorable and magical experiences. Rwanda is one of the few countries that happen to be a home to the few remaining mountain gorillas in the world. There are believed to be around 1000 mountain gorillas’ remaining worldwide today and all found in small areas of east Africa i.e. the boarder of Uganda, Rwanda and Congo.
Gorillas are one of the largest of the great apes and share about 97% of their biology with human; the other three are chimpanzees, bonobos and orangutans. Great apes are different from monkeys for a variety of reasons; they are larger, walk upright for a longer period of time, don’t have tails and have more developed brains.
Rwanda has over 10 habituated gorilla groups to track in the volcanoes national park; the drive will take you 02:30hours form Kigali Rwanda’s capital. Rwanda habituated gorilla groups are much easier to hike from Rwanda side, than those living in the same mountain range in Uganda and the democratic Republic of Congo. This unforgettable experience will take you through muddy trails, stinging nettles and thick bushes. However with one hour in front of the gentle giants it’s worth the hike.