Rwanda is one of the the only three countries that protect the mountain gorillas. There are about 900 mountain gorillas left in the whole world, and nearly a third of these great apes are found in the Volcanoes National Park of Northern Rwanda.
Rwanda has been at the fore front of gorilla conservation. Its conservation efforts were popularised by the noble woman Dian Fossey, an American primatologist who was murdered while protecting the mountain gorillas in the northern part of the country.
Every year thousands of travelers visit the Volcanoes National Park for tourism, an adventure activity that involve hiking in the montane forest looking for the mountain gorillas. Commonly referred to as gorilla trekking (also known as gorilla tracking) this is the best wildlife safari experience that you can ever get in Africa. On a gorilla trek, you will meet the great apes eye to eye with no boundary!