Here is a look back through the photos from our gorilla tracking expeditions in Rwanda over the dry season. These images will give you a real sense of what to expect from a “dry season” gorilla tracking expedition.
Rwanda makes for an excellent gorilla tracking destination, either for a short, stand-alone adventure or as an extension to a safari in east or southern Africa. Typically one needs four nights to get to Volcanoes National Park and ideally spend two days tracking the gorillas. Once there you can also trek to the place Diane Fossey – and many of the gorillas she researched – are buried, track golden monkeys or hike to the exquisite crater lakes.
However it’s the mountain gorillas which are the undoubted stars of Volcanoes National Park. Fossey herself described gorillas as “purely motivated” and their family-centric behaviour bears this out as they interact with and nurture one another. Spending time with these iconic primates is a very special experience indeed.