An exhilarating trek through the cultivated bottom hills of the Volcanoes offers stirring views in all directions!
Volcanoes National Park is one of the best national parks in Africa, a rewarding destination to travelers looking for gorilla safaris in Africa. Given its close location to Kigali City, the park is the favorite place for gorilla treks in Africa if compared with Bwindi Impenetrable Forest and Virunga National Park.
How to get to Volcanoes National Park
Very dip in the small village called Musanze formally well-known as Ruhengeri that is very accessible by public transport from Gisenyi or Kigali or from the airport, the Volcanoes National Park (PNV) is found. It has become the most popular and famous tourist destination in Rwanda mainly because of the mountain gorillas. The most prominent adventure is gorilla trekking and visitors from various countries visit to the park. The greatest advantage of visiting the PNV is that with out spending some what a lot of time on the road on can reach the park in about 2-3 hours traveling by road from Kigali!
The volcano massif is home to around half of the world’s precious mountain gorillas – some 390 of them. Volcanoes National Park is the most popular place for safaris in Rwanda and the park is a favorite to those looking to gorilla tracking in Africa.
About the Virunga Gorillas
In spite of what similarity among African gorillas, the mountain gorillas are unique apes, having almost the likeness of (Black Africa Zenje people). They are very big and walk while standing on two legs.Though the gorillas are strong animals, they are interested animals if not provoked. The Virunga gorillas are often seen smiling with their “romantic” voices.The sound is kwi kwi kwi……and they give good welcome to those looking to meet them! The young ones are very playful and on a gorilla trek, you have up to one hour to follow the gorillas and learn about how they live within the mountains.
Safaris Activities on a Volcanoes National Park holiday
Spend such precious hour with Gorilla Company while watching the group playing, sulking, teasing each other, eating, or dozing just like we do – is extraordinary. And the gorilla tracking safaris in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park are among the best in Africa.
Visitors leave early in the morning for their briefing at the Park head quarters and then in parties of 7-8 will be taken to their allocated group with a guide and trackers. Some gorilla wanders up the mountain, however, it is often utterly rewarding.
Not only tracking gorillas is activity in volcanoes. Before visiting to the gorillas, we give a guided walk into the mountains well known as (acclimatization).This allows you to spend more time looking at the other wildlife in forest, and to gain a better understanding of the overall ecosystem.
Excursion on tomb of Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Centre
This walk takes a couple of hours of fairly steep walking, hiking to the Crater Lake on Mount Bisoke 1day is my best option too.
Activities in the park
- Visiting the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera,Hiking Karisimbi volcano (It’s over 3,800 m)
- Visit the Iby’Iwacu cultural village Tour
- Take an excursion to Musanze Cave Tours
The Park harbors a spectacular array of rare and endangered animals and plants as well as infamous mountain gorillas.There is a variety of other primates such as buffalo, giant forest hogs,bush pigs, bushbucks, black-fronted duikers, the endemic golden monkeys, plus forest elephants. Despite the above activities, Virunga contains over 200 species of birds. This offers the opportunity for bird watching.
The Twin Lakes of RUHONDA and BURERA
- Can it be possible two lakes born to gather…? Find more history as you plan your holiday.
The twin lakes of Burera and Ruhonda were named so because they are locate in the same areas and their physical connection. They are situated with in Musanze district a walk away from the Volcanoes national park. The lakes offer tourists a beautiful view of landscape, wetland habitat, and water birds.
Along Rwanda’s coastline
As tired as loaded lorry, mountain hiking and gorilla tracking are tiresome; but you can get refresh and relax at Lake Kivu.This is the center of all sports and beach activities.At only an hour away from Volcanoes National Park, Rubavu is a great way to unwind after trekking adventures. Find the details of trip activities on Lake Kivu as you arrange safari holiday.