6. Volcans National Park - Rwanda

With only 850 mountain gorillas presently inhabiting the world, it's amazing that 300 of them live in a country as small as the state of Maryland. High in the ... more 
6. Volcans National Park - Rwanda

With only 850 mountain gorillas presently inhabiting the world, it's amazing that 300 of them live in a country as small as the state of Maryland. High in the mountains of Volcans National Park in Rwanda, 18 mountain gorilla groups reside, 10 of which can be visited by tourists. Since permits are required to visit the groups, VirtualTourist members suggest applying well in advance, especially if you plan on visiting during a peak time. Another thing to take into consideration: since groups range in their location, visiting one group might only take a short walk through a forest, but another group might be saddled with an hour and a half trek through dense growth. However, members guarantee that visiting the gorillas is an experience of a lifetime. It's also worth noting that it is a significantly shorter trek to their location in Rwanda than in the two other countries where they can be found, Uganda and the DNC. less 
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