Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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Volcanoes National Park Rwanda lies in northwestern Province at borders of Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and All the Bordering national Park are Gorilla Trekking Destinations in Africa and they form the Virunga Massif. Volcanoes national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla in Rwanda and its why even Short Excursion Gorilla Safaris are Possible in this park compared to other National Parks that inhabit the Mountain Gorillas .
Volcanoes National Park is formed by five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rain forest and bamboo and the park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey.
The park was first gazetted in 1925, as a small area bounded by Karisimbi, Visoke and Mikeno, intended to protect the gorillas from poachers. It was the very first National Park to be created in Africa. Subsequently, in 1929, the borders of the park were extended further into Rwanda and into the Belgian Congo, to form the Albert National Park, a huge area of 8090 km², run by the Belgian colonial authorities who were in charge of both colonies.
After the Congo gained independence in 1960, the park was split into two, and upon Rwandan independence in 1962 the new government agreed to maintain the park as a conservation and tourist area, despite the fact that the new republic was already suffering from overpopulation problems.
Volcanoes National Park became a battlefield during the Rwandan Civil War, with the park headquarters being attacked in 1992. The research centre was abandoned, and all tourist activities (including visiting the gorillas) were stopped. They did not resume again until 1999 when the area was deemed to be safe and under control by the Rwanda Development Board that is the Body which sells Gorilla Permits and is responsible for Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park.
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