Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda

Rwanda's primates destination

Volcanoes National Park is one of the best places in the world to see mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. These critically endangered primates are incredibly intelligent and social creatures, and observing them up close is an experience you’ll never forget.

The park is located in the Virunga Mountains, a stunning mountain range that straddles the borders of Rwanda, Uganda, and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The volcanoes themselves are dormant, but the scenery is still breathtaking.

If you’re looking for an adventure vacation that will allow you to see some of the most amazing animals on Earth, Volcanoes National Park is the perfect place to go.

There are a number of hiking trails in the park, ranging from easy to challenging. These trails offer stunning views of the volcanoes, as well as the opportunity to see a variety of other wildlife, such as golden monkeys, birds, and reptiles.

Before you visit

Here are some things to keep in mind before you visit:

  • Permits are required for gorilla trekking: Permits are expensive, but they are necessary to help regulate tourism and protect the gorillas. Be sure to book your permits well in advance, as they can sell out quickly.
  • The park is located at a high altitude: The park is located at a high altitude, so it can be cold at night. Be sure to pack warm clothes, even if you’re visiting during the dry season.
  • The park is in a remote location: The park is located in a remote location, so it can be a bit of a challenge to get to. However, there are a number of lodges and camps located near the park that offer comfortable accommodations.

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is a must-visit destination for nature lovers and adventure seekers. Its unique ecosystem and diverse wildlife offer a range of activities and experiences that make it a truly unforgettable destination.

Highlights

Bird Watching
Camping
Gorilla Tracking
Mountain Hiking
Photography