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Volcanoes National Park

Surely one of the most awesome, breathtaking wildlife experiences on earth is to sit and observe a huge silverback mountain gorilla advertising his presence amongst the rain forest slopes of the Virungas. Observing gorilla families at close quarters creates an unforgettable experience and the Virungas is home to more than half of the world’s remaining 650 mountain gorillas.

Carefully monitored conservation and protection practices have enabled these huge, shy animals to tolerate the presence of humans in their natural domain.

Guests can also track the little known golden monkeys on the lower slopes.