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“Unforgettable, amazing experience” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park
Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Ranked #1 of 2 things to do in Ruhengeri
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Activities: Viewing wildlife
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Owner description: This park is home to many of Rwanda's famed mountain gorillas.
Los Angeles, California
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“Unforgettable, amazing experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Words cannot describe the moment you lock eyes with these beautiful, inquisitive gorillas.We were fortunate to see a large family of gorillas shortly after our guides started tracking them. The family was large, from a silverback to nursing mothers with their newborns, to young gorillas play-fighting with each other. Take a few pictures then put your camera away....and then experience the moment of just being there......

Visited September 2013
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Salem, Oregon
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“Great Park”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

What I liked about The Volcanoes National Park are mountain gorillas But I think it needs more protection in that area

Visited July 2014
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“Excellent Trekking”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

This was a great gorilla trek/hike. We got really close to a group of gorillas and were able to take amazing photos. The staff were very helpful with scouting and leading us there quickly and safely. Great experience!

Visited July 2014
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Johannesburg, South Africa
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“Absolutely Life Changing!!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Well, It's official....of all the wonderful places in the world I have been fortunate to visit.....absolutely nothing can compare to the incredible and heart warming experience of sitting only a couple of metres away from a family of Silverback gorillas and their tiny fluffy 3 month old babies. Period.
Words just don't do this experience justice and I don't think I have ever had a wider smile on my face for a full hour before. Simply awesome!!! The hike was long and challenging but worth every single step to come face to face with a group of enormous gorillas for the first time. The gorillas totally accepted our presence as if we were one of their own, and it was in fact, the rangers who had to keep making grunting sounds to get the young gorillas to back away!! They were very inquisitive about us being there, wanting to get closer, and they provided us with so many laughs and entertainment. I can honestly say that I can't imagine having any other experience that could rival a Gorilla Trek in Rwanda. It was a privilege to spend time with such gentle and playful families. I can't recommend this trip highly enough. So please do yourself a favour and book it up!!!

Visited July 2014
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Pretoria, South Africa
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“Awesome Great Outdoors”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

Brilliant natural forest landscape. Great local community-base. Unforgettable hiking and mountain-gorilla intimacy.

Visited July 2014
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