Gorilla tracking is another extremely popular tourist activity in this area; however, the trip is advised only for fit adults, since the bamboo forest in which the gorillas live is high up in the mountains. Standing face to face with a wild mountain gorilla is something you will never forget. The gorillas may seem terrifying, but they are in fact very friendly creatures that even try to interact with their human visitors. You may even witness a gorilla greeting your tour guide by touching him. The young gorillas may show off a bit and show you their chest-beat display, while a female gorilla might walk up to you and stare into the lens of your camera for a while before, satisfied, wandering off again. This is truly an unforgettable, once in a life-time experience!
Upon visiting the Volcanoes National Park you may wish to go trekking up and along the volcanoes. This is a highly popular activity that awards you with magnificent views of the surrounding peaks and valleys, a surprising change of vegetation and a glimpse of the famous mountain gorillas.