Highest Peak: Mount Karisimbi - 4,510 m
Witness one of the world's most powerful and awe-inspiring creatures in Rwanda's acclaimed national park, Parc des Volcans, on a high-energy gorilla trekking safari.
During this specialized African safari tour, visitors have the opportunity to hike up one of the six Virunga Volcanoes to come in contact with the giant mountain gorillas of Rwanda. The lush terrain provides an enchanting atmosphere for gorilla trekking, where guests will pass through bamboo forests and rainforests in search of this noble creature. While traveling up the slopes of Parc des Volcans, travelers on a Rwanda safari tour can witness a variety of other primate species, as well as an abundance of birds..
|1||Rwanda, the land of 1,000 hills, has become quite a famous destination for tourism. The country located in Central Africa is a haven for natural vegetation, wildlife, mountains, pristine topography, volcanoes, waterfalls and rainforests. The Parc des Volcans is one of the last sanctuaries where one can find the mountain gorilla in their natural habitat. Rwanda is situated in the region of Great Lakes and has many beautiful and serene lakes bordering it.||Rwanda has a temperate tropical highland climate, with lower temperatures than are typical for equatorial countries due to its high elevation. Kigali, in the centre of the country, has a typical daily temperature range between 12°C and 27°C, with little variation through the year.|
|2||The country`s is located on the great East African plateau, with the Nile and Congo rivers passing in a north-south direction through the western part of the country. To the west of the divide, the land drops sharply to Lake Kivu in the Great Rift Valley; to the east, the land falls gradually across the central plateau, its grassy highlands are the core areas of settlement of Rwanda`s peoples - to the swamps and lakes on the country`s eastern border. Almost all of Rwanda is at least 1,000 metres above sea level; the central plateau is between 1,500 and 2,000 metres high. In the northwest on the border with the DRC are the volcanic Virunga Mountains; the highest peak, Mt. Karisimbi 4,519 metres is snowcapped. Lake Kivu, 1,460 metres above sea level, drains into Lake Tanganyika through the sharply descending Ruzizi River. The Kagera River, which forms much of Rwanda`s eastern border, flows into Lake Victoria.||The main language spoken in Rwanda is Kinyarwanda. French is widespread and English is also spoken by many people.|