Volcanoes National Park is a gorilla trekking destination in Rwanda that protects the steep slopes of magnificent mountain range, home to the endangered mountain gorilla – the second highest population of mountain gorillas after Uganda’s Bwindi impenetrable forest, and a rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath. We organize gorilla trekking & tracking safaris to Volcanoes National Park featuring accommodation in a luxury resort. 

Volcanoes National Park is named after the chain of dormant consisting of 5 mountains and volcanoes (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Sabinyo and Gahinga). Buhanga Eco-park within the boundaries of the park is an ancient forest holding Rwanda’s most intriguing folklore. The park is found in the north-western part of the country bordering Uganda and Congo, covering an area of 160 square kilometres and is approximately 117km from Kigali, Rwanda's capital and largest city. Plan your safari with us, we'll book gorilla permits and arrange everything for you with comfort and peace of mind. 

Attractions & Activities | Things to do in Volcanoes National Park

There are several attractions in the Volcanoes National Park, including; Mount Karisimbi, Mount Bisoke, Muhabura, Sabinyo & Gahinga volcanoes, Musanze caves, Gorila Guardians, Karisoke Research camp, Gihishamwotsi, Dian Fossey's Grave, and twin lakes of Burera and Buhondo. And various activities like; Mountain gorilla tracking, Golden monkey trekking, Volcano climbing or hiking, guided nature walks, Mountain Biking and village experiences - Iby'iwacu cultural village. 

The Park has been described as one of Rwanda’s top destinations. Here are the top things to do while on a safari to Volcanoes National Park.

1. Gorilla trekking

The world’s declining and endangered gorilla population is found in only three countries in the world; the Democratic Republic of Congo, Uganda and Rwanda with 11 habituated gorilla families in the Volcanoes National Park alone. Visit with us Amahoro, Ugenda, Umubano, Karisimbi, Sabinyo, Susa and Hirwa gorilla families. Learn more about these gentle giants with us, knowing you are in the safe hands.

2. Golden monkey tracking

While Golden monkeys are in danger of extinction, most of them are found in the bamboo forest at the foothills of the Virunga Volcanoes. They have been habituated to better the experience for the travellers. Our trained team will go through your travel requirements and special requests to create you the perfect itinerary that include tracking golden monkeys. 

3. The Volcano hike

If you love to hike, you will have two hiking options to choose from in Volcanoes National Park; the Day Hike which leads to Mount Bisoke one of the volcanoes in the Virunga ranges - stands at 37,000meters with a crater lake at the top or the Overnight Hike along Mount Karisimbi, the second highest volcanic peak in the Virunga Ranges. 

4. Exploring the Musanze Caves

These age-old caves once used to store food supplies for the kings of Rwanda in times of war, are quite a scene to behold when visiting the Volcanoes National Park. The cave ceilings are studded with lots of bats whose eyes sparkle when you shine a flashlight to the ceiling. A walk through these caves is literally a walk down memory lane, while experiencing Rwanda’s culture at Iby’Iwacu Village/ Gorilla Guardians Village with our friendly support team setting us apart from other operators. 

Accommodation: Where to stay in Volcanoes National Park

Are you looking for places to stay in while at Volcanoes National Park? Speak to us. We are available 24/7 to make travel more enjoyable with our concierge and personal assistance. We'll reserve you a luxury safari hotel in Volcanoes National Park, with other available options for mid-range and budget.

 

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