Listed among the cleanest countries in Africa, Rwanda is a landlocked country located in the eastern region of Africa bordered with Uganda, Democratic Republic of Congo, Burundi and Tanzania. Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda, and is one of the fastest growing cities in Africa. The Rwandans speak Kinyarwanda as a native language and there are about 12. 8 million people that live in this country. Due to its tiny size, it’s recognized among the smallest countries in Africa with its location in the Albertine rift. Rwanda is one major tourist destination around the world due to the diversity of wildlife it inhabits which it presents to her visitors all year long. From the rich culture, beautiful weather, fascinating landscapes, historical Kigali city, to the habituated and endangered mountain gorillas that have been a huge pull of tourists to the country.

Gorilla tours have emerged as the number one honey pot attracting travelers across the globe. These tours have also been a great influence in Rwanda’s tourism growth and also high contribution to the country’s increase in foreign exchange earnings. Gorilla tours in Rwanda are found in Volcanoes National park, located in the north western region of Rwanda in Musanze district. This park covers an area of 160km of rain forest, bordering Mgahinga national park in Uganda and Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo. Volcanoes National Park encompasses five mountains of eight chain mountains in East Africa, not to forget the golden monkeys and mountain gorillas. Before encountering a gorilla safari in Volcanoes National Park one needs to acquire a gorilla permit costs about USD 1500 for each individual interested in trekking the mountain gorillas in the park.