The mountain gorillas. Sharing the company of these magnificent creatures is a profoundly moving experience. They are found in the rainforests on the bamboo-covered slopes of the Virunga Mountains.
Where to Go
Volcanoes National Park – A haven for the mountain gorilla, it was the very first national park to be created in Africa. American naturalist Dian Fossey set up her gorilla research base here and her work was portrayed in the film “Gorillas in the Mist.” The park is also home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains.
When to Go
Rwanda enjoys comfortable temperatures year round with just slight temperature variations. Days are pleasant (75˚ F to 85˚ F) and nights are moderate (50˚ F to 60˚ F), however higher altitudes can be cooler. The driest months and best for gorilla trekking are June through September and December through March. The heaviest rainfalls occur in April and May and again in October and November.