Volcanoes National Park

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Volcanoes national park is a stop center for all Rwanda gorilla safaris sheltering the highest number of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Conservation area. The strategic location of the VNP roughly 2 hours drive from Kigali international airport make it the most accessible gorilla national park in the world. Besides gorillas, Volcanoes National park is a home for golden monkeys, a variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects among other creatures which
together make a complete Rwanda safari package. Spanning on a 160 sqkm area in the northern part of Ruanda, Volcanoes national park is part of the great Virunga volcano conservation region spanning to cover Virunga national park Congo and Mgahinga national park Uganda. It was initially a small area around Karisimbi, Mikeno and Visoke volcanoes which was gazetted to protect the Mountain gorillas which were facing the threat of extinction as a result of poaching.

What To Do in Volcanoes


Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Show Me Around Rwanda Safaris is the best for planning most memorable Gorilla Trekking Safaris in Rwanda, Uganda, and Congo. Track Mountain Gorillas in Bwindi Forest in Uganda, Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, the country of a thousand hills and Virunga in Congo. Book with us for the best primate tracking safaris in Uganda and Rwanda. The permit to trek gorillas in
Rwanda costs the US $1500 per person for 1 hour with the giants’ mountain gorillas, and 96 only 96 permits are available daily. It is more advised to book for the gorilla permit as early as possible in order to reserve your spot.

Golden Monkey Trekking

The golden monkey is one of the monkey species in the world with the name of Cercopithecus Kandti. These are subspecies of blue monkey. They are similar to the blue monkey but the different is golden monkey has a golden-orange patch on the upper part and back. They fall under the kingdom of Animalia, phylum of chordate, class of mammalian, order primates, a suborder of haplorhine, infraorder simiiformes, family Cercopithecidae, genus Cercopithecus, spice ofckandti. They live in the social group of up to 30 individual, they are mainly found in central Africa mostly in Mgahinga National park in south-west Uganda, volcanoes National Park in Rwanda kahuzi biega in Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Dian Fossey Tomb Trail

Trekking to the Dian Fossey Tomb is one of the most sought after safari activities carried out while visiting Volcanoes national park for a gorilla trip. The trek involves a 30 minutes drive from the park headquarters to the trail head to access the Karisoke research camp where visitors walk for 10 minutes to the park boundary.The walk from the park boundary to the research center where the Dian’s grave is, takes about an hour to 1 hour and a half hours and affords good views of forest hogs, forest elephants, a variety of primates and bird species. This hike is an incredible experience physically, emotionally and intellectually. It is so inspiring to learn about someone who was so dedicated and left a legacy that exists even today.

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