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Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is situated in the Northern part of Rwanda. The Afromontane forest occupies 16,000ha. Virunga Mountains sit astride Uganda, Rwanda, and DRC. You can also spot buffaloes.

You will find the endangered mountain gorilla playing in the evergreen montane mosaic ecosystem. The beautiful golden monkey and over 200 bird species are what to expect in your journey.

Some of the bucket list activities are mountain biking, hiking, and canoeing. The scenic national park allows tourists to admire the closest animals to human beings. The tour will be rewarding.

Once you land at Kigali International airport, it will only take 2 hours to arrive at the park. The place gets its name from inactive volcanoes. The fauna is made of the swamp, bamboo forest, heath, and open grassland.

The volcanoes and luxuriant steep rainforest slopes provide a thrilling wildlife experience. Virungas is one of the places that host many mountain gorillas on the planet. There are close to 400 apes living harmoniously.

There are three summits at Volcanoes National Park: Mount Bisoke, Mount Karisimbi, and Mount Muhabura. The accommodation is affordable. Regardless of your budget, you will get a luxury hotel.

The Gorilla trekking holiday is ideal throughout the year. Nonetheless, the dry seasons are the best for viewing the creatures.

Animals At Volcanoes National Park

The golden monkey and the endangered mountain gorilla can be found in the park. As well as around 200 bird species. Other animals visitors will get to see include many primate species, elephants, cape buffaloes, spotted hyenas, duikers, etc.

Activities At Volcanoes National Park

The major activities include Mountain Hiking, visiting the lakes of Burerea and Ruhondo, Trekking in search of golden monkeys and mountain gorillas, and going to the grave of Dian Fossey. Bucket list adventures include mountain biking and canoeing.

Highlights Of Volcanoes National Park

The best highlights of Volcanoes National Park are:

  • Slopes of the Rainforest and volcanoes will offer a great wildlife viewing experience.
  • The Virungas are home to several mountain gorillas. Visitors can get an opportunity to witness these apes living peacefully in the mountains.
  • Visiting the Buhanga Eco-Park. It's an old forest that has the Musanze Caves.

You can also stay in Virunga Lodge. It provides outstanding views of the Virunga Volcanoes.

Best Time To Visit Volcanoes National Park

The dry season (June to September) is a great time to visit Volcanoes National Park. The temperatures are around 25 Celsius to 27 Celsius during the daytime. And, about 13 Celsius to 15 Celsius at night. If you’re planning a Rwanda Safari, then a safari in Volcanoes National Park will be a great time.

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