The Volcanoes National Park of Rwanda is one of the best destinations where travelers can go gorilla trekking in Africa.
Located in Northern Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is famous for hosting a thriving population of the mountain gorillas. Apart from the mountain gorillas, the area has an amazing array of attractions within the Virunga Region. These include; three of the Virunga Volcanoes, golden monkeys, birds others.
There are lots of things to do in the Volcanoes National Park. The park is the favorite destination for mountain gorilla trekking, a thrilling wildlife experience not taken elsewhere in Africa. It is also perfect for forest walks, golden monkey trek, birding, at the same time a host to many thrilling culture activities available for guests.
The only way to make the best use of the park is to engage in the only famed wildlife encounter in the forest – gorilla trekking an activity which needs you to have a gorilla permit & booked in advance.
Please not that children below 15years are not allowed to be part of the adventure so they can do other activities within the park locality.
The park has discounted gorilla permit prices for tourists who combine several a gorilla trek with a visit to either Akagera National Park or Nyungwe Forest National Park. So it’s high time for you and me once again to explore Rwanda in depth. Enjoy your stay in Rwanda by visiting the other Rwanda attractions & national parks that’s Nyungwe national park for birding and primate tracking adventures, Akagera national a park for game viewing and birding safaris, culture town of Nyanza, Butare among other.
Evenings at places near volcanoes national park like Musanze and Ruhengeri bring stylish entertainment from the Rwanda locals, Fire places at lodge bars, restaurant, & Compound.
Many other activities are also available which offers variety of new experiences from Rwanda traditions for example learning how to make delicious Rwanda local food.
Where to Stay
There are several places where to stay in Volcanoes National Park. These hotels and lodges range from budget to luxury lodges.
Top budget lodges include the Kinigi Guest House, Muhabura Hotel, Virunga Hotel, Peak Spot and more.
Midrange safari lodges include Le Bamboo Gorilla Lodge, Mountain Gorilla View Lodge, Five Volcanoes and more.
There are also high end safari lodges for a luxurious treat at the Bisate Lodge, Sabinyo Lodge, Virunga Lodge and the new One and Only Lodge.
At Volcanoes National Park, guests can enjoy the elevated views from the bamboo forest, lodge compound especially those located at the park edge like Mountain Gorilla View Lodge & Volcanoes Safari Lodge at the same time relaxing in the wild or take a couple of steps to the nearby local community for different cultural experiences.