Parc Nationale Des Volcans
Parc National Des Volcans is also known as Volcanoes National Park, located northern part of the country (Rwanda), about 2 hours from Kigali, the capital city of Rwanda. The country accessed through Kigali International Airport, with many flights connecting to different parts of Africa and the world at large.
The park lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo as well as the magnificent Mgahinga Gorilla Park in south western Uganda. Parc national Des Volcans is known as a haven for the critically endangered mountain gorillas in the World. It also has 5 of the 8 volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains namely; Mt. Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), all covered in rainforest and bamboo.
Tourism activities in Parc national Des Volcans Rwanda
– Gorilla Trekking
– Golden Monkey Tracking
– Hike to the Tombs of Dian Fossey
– Musanze caves exploration
– Bird watching
– Iby’Iwachu Cultural Tour
– Community walk
– Nature walk / Bush walk / Forest Walk
– Mountain hiking (Mt. Bishoke and Mt. Karisimbi)
Mountain gorilla trekking is ranked as one of the world’s most loved adventure activities, only carried out in the 3 African countries of Uganda, Rwanda and Democratic Republic of Congo. This is the only area where we find the only the mountain gorillas in the world. In Uganda, mountain gorillas in Uganda are found in the Impenetrable forests of Bwindi National Park and Mgahinga National Park, in DR Congo, we find mountain gorillas in Virunga National Park and in Rwanda as already noted, mountain gorillas are found in the magnificent Volcanoes National Park.
Accommodation in and around the Park
There is a number of accommodation lodges, hotels and Motels that inlude Kinigi Guest House, Muhabura Hotel, Hotel La Palme, La Bamboo gorilla lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Gorillas Nest Lodge, Gorilla Villas, Virunga and Sabyinyo Silverback lodge among others.
How to Book a safari to Parc National des Volcans
You can choose your desired gorilla safari package online offered by many different tour operators in Kampala and Kigali. Various gorilla safari packages available online for different number of days ranging from a one day trip to as many as you want. Note that you need a gorilla trekking permit that acts as the permission to join the group of trekkers. Each gorilla permit costs US$750 in Rwanda and the number is limited per day. Therefore, you are advised to book early through your travel agent or direct to Rwanda Development Board.