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The Volcanoes National park Rwanda.

 Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is a national park in northwestern Rwanda. It covers 160 km² of a rain-forest and encompasses five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, namely Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo.

The Volcanoes Ranges will actually give you the opportunity to stand at point and view all the three neighboring countries namely Rwanda, DRC and Uganda.  Several years ago, one of the prominent primatologist Dian Fossey a researcher wrote that “You are really high up that you shiver even more than you actually sweat!” The rough range of 8 peaks stands really high to 15,000 feet in a number of areas, and five of these peaks are inside Rwanda. The foothills of each is covered with thick rain-forest, that gives you a breath taking  beautiful montane grassland and moving on higher you will find the alpine moorland.

 

A 3/5 day gorilla Trekking safari in Rwanda through this verdant forest will give you a chance to have a face to face with the peaceful  gentle Mountain Gorillas which you will see them enjoying the stems and  bamboo shoots; it is one of the moments to any primate lover wishing to do in their life time. 

Volcanoes National Park has a number of habituated Gorilla groups living within this forests, each as attractively interesting and offering a very memorable experience as the rest of them.  One things to note is that, the time for tracking each of these groups varies from one group to another. And down the foothills of the Virungas, you will have a chance to view the rare  habituated Golden Monkeys.

Activities in the Volcanoes National Park

Birds species in Volcans, Rwanda

 

The Park has a total of 180 species of bird species including the Grauer’s rush warbler, 16 Albertine Rift endemic including francolin, Rwenzori batis, Archer’s ground robin, collared apalis, Rwenzori double collared sunbird, dusky crimson-wing, red-faced woodland warbler and the Rwenzori turaco.

Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda

This Gorilla tracking activity is one of the well known and mostly done when it comes to attractions in Rwanda, with about 90 gorilla permits issued each day, a maximum of  8 people these fully habituated gorilla groups. Tourist still have the opportunity to track the habituated groups of endemic golden monkeys also living in Parc des 

ACCOMMODATION OPTIONS

  • Mountain Gorillas’ Nest lodge
  • Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
  • Hotel Muhabura
  • Gorillas Volcanoes Hotel
  • Virunga Lodge
  • Le Bambou Gorilla Village

ACTIVITY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Mountain Gorilla Trekking
  • Golden Monkey Tracking
  • Volcano climbing
  • Caving

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