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Volcanoes National Park lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo).Vegetation here varies considerably due to the large altitudinal range within the park, including bamboo forest, Hagenia-Hypericum forest, which covers about 30% of the park, up to the grassland at an altitude of around 4,400 m. The park, of course, is best known for the Mountain Gorilla. Other mammals include the Golden Monkey, the Spotted Hyena and many others. There are also reported to be some elephants, although now very rare.
We would like to emphasize that the majority of revenue from tourism in the park goes toward maintaining the park and conserving the wildlife. The remainder goes to the government and (around 10%) to local projects in the area to help local people benefit from the large revenue stream generated by the park.
Please follow us from Hatari or Shu’mata to the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda.

*We recommend the months of july until october and december until march for your travel.


Lake Tanganyika is found on the western border of Tanzania. It is the longest lake in Africa and the second deepest in the world. Because it lies on the Great African Rift, the lake's temperature is typically 23 degrees celcius all year round. The lake boasts visibilities of up to 20m with massive boulders, spectacular drop offs and a shell covered bottom. It is thought to date back 9 to 20 million years and is one of the richest aqueous environments in the world, supporting at least 250 varieties of fish.


The Mahale Mountains are located right next to Lake Tanganyika. Chimpanzee tracking is the main attraction here, beginning in the early morning with the guides usually starting at the area where the Chimpanzees nested the previous night and tracking from there. The animals move in search for fruit, and wherever we find fruit in abundance, they will be found nearby.


 

Mahale Katavi Hopper

Mahale Katavi Hopper

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Gorilla Hopper

Gorilla Hopper

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