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The "Parc National de Volcans" (or PNV as it's known by locals) lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just a short two hour drive from Rwanda's capital of...more
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We did 2 days of trekking to find 2 different gorilla families and were able to get within 3-5 feet of these magnificent (but endangered) creatures. We recommend being explicit in advance about physical capabilities so the trekking can be tailored to fit your needs.
My wife and I are in our mid 60's and decided to do this before we get any older. Seeing the gorillas close up in their home was every bit as awesome as we had imagined. We found the guides, porters and rangers very professional,...More
What can one say about seeing gorillas in the wild that probably hasn't already been said? Probably nothing, but in one word, it was amazing! It's not inexpensive and I don't know if I'll get the chance to do it again, but I would in...More
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Yes Omubano group has been perfect.
They yold me they really enjoyed their trek ad i always book for them...More
What a well run, and beautifully guided experience! We spent 2 days trekking with gorillas with two different guides and groups and it was incredible each time! The guides are knowledgeable, passionate about the gorillas, and spending time with gorilla families (regardless of the time...More
It's much more expensive to trek in Rwanda than Uganda at $1,500, but the government has really improved the infrastructure including a paved road for the 3 hour drive from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park. There are 20 gorilla families - 12 for tourists, 8...More
This review is for the hike up to Mt. Bisoke, we did not visit the gorillas here.
The 3.5 - 4 hour trek up to the summit was extremely steep, very wet and muddy. The day we went also turned out to be quite misty...More
As part of our 7 day safari with Gorilla Trek Africa we had the most memorable experience at Volcanoes National Park Gorilla and Golden Monkey trekking. The Park staff are outstanding. The treks are very organized and safe. I would highly recommend Gorilla trekking at...More