This 3 Day Rwanda Gorilla Safari – Volcanoes National Park safari starts in Kigali and ends in Kigali. The tour will include Kigali city tour to the National museum and the Genocide memorial site in Gisozi and this will either be done at the start of the trip or at the end of the tour depending on the time of arrival in Rwanda. Then you will have your major activity of Gorilla trekking in the Volcanoes National park in Musanze district before returning back home.
Brief Over view
This corner or northwestern Rwanda is a breath-taking unforgettable place where culture, adventure and conservation intersect. The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey. The park was first gazetted in 1925, as a small area bounded by Karisimbi, Visoke and Mikeno, intended to protect the gorillas from poachers. It was the very first National Park to be created in Africa. Subsequently, in 1929, the borders of the park were extended further into Rwanda and into the Belgian Congo, to form the Albert National Park, a huge area of 8090 km2, run by the Belgian colonial authorities who were in charge of both colonies. In 1958, 700 hectares of the park were cleared for a human settlement.