|Rwanda Travel Information|
Rwanda Travel Information
This is definitely a country one has to tour at least once in their lifetime. Tracking the magnificent mountain gorillas through the lush slopes of the Virungas remains without a question the most thrilling and moving wildlife experience to be had on the world’s wildest continent. After decades of careless human activities on this planet including wars and destruction of the environment, many creatures have succumbed and become extinct. Some, like the dinosaurs are today popular stars in horror films and children’s stories although they are known to us only by the fossils they left on earth – only their fossils.
Volcanoes National Park:
The Volcanoes national park, in Rwanda is currently the best place anywhere to go gorilla tracking as it also supports a number of other local mammals, birds and plant species. This 13000-hectare national park protects the Rwandan section of the Virunga Mountains, a range of six extinct and three active volcanoes that straddle the border with Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Between 2500m and 3500m above sea level, where an average annual rainfall of 2000mm is typical, bamboo forest is interspersed with alpine moorland, grassland and marshes, a landscape dominated by otherworldly giant lobelia and other beautiful plant species.