Volcanoes National Park is Rwanda’s leading tourism destination and it receives very many visitors from different corners of the world. Of recent, it was ranked as number one in the country when it comes to attracting tourists. This propelled the government to increase its attention to the park so as to create means of keeping its fame constant and even make it a better place for adventure. There are new devised means of making the park wonderful and more appealing to the visitors and one of them is to improve the roads which are used to access the park. There are plans by the government to reconstruct and also construct more new roads to Volcanoes so as to improve accessibility and also reduce traffic jam.
Whenever Volcanoes National Park is talked about, many people’s minds drift straight to the rare mountain gorillas which are found here in large numbers. Actually, 80% of the visitors received at the park are gorilla trackers who travel specifically to look at the primates in their natural habitats. However, some tourists and researchers find the park better than other parks in Africa for other interesting activities like nature walks, bird watching, cultural tours and golden monkey trekking. For those interested in knowing more about the life of the late primatologist, Dian Fossey, Volcanoes is the best place to go because her grave is found in the middle of the park and easily accessed after an adventurous hike. It is this reason that many people especially tourists find it wiser to go to Rwanda and visit the park for a completely interesting safari.
Compared to other parks in different African countries, Volcanoes is located near Rwanda’s capital city, Kigali and a visitor does not over sit in a car while being transferred to the park. This allows one to track the gorillas on the same day of the departure from the hotel in Kigali and also do some other activities depending on the drafted itinerary.
Therefore, make it a point to at least visit Rwanda come 2015 and have a chance of embracing a unique tourism fraternity which gives a true picture of Africa’s beauty.