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Volcanoes National Park

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Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 788 558 880
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The "Parc National de Volcans" (or PNV as it's known by locals) lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just a short two hour drive from Rwanda's capital of Kigali, the park is a central location for exploring some distinctly Rwandan experiences. While a visit to the mountain gorillas is often at the top of visitor, the dramatic landscape also offers thrilling hiking and visits to the fascinating golden monkeys.
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Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 788 558 880

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A once (well actually twice) lifetime experience. The trek/s was everything we hoped for and more. To see these incredible animals at such close range and observe them eating, playing, grooming, sleeping was a privilege. Everything was so well managed from our guides, to the...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park has so many excellent opportunities to do interesting things and see spectacular sights that it would take a long time to exhaust them all. We participated in a Golden Monkey tracking which is one of the experiences that are unique to this area...More

Thank JupieJune
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went gorilla and golden monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park. I am not great at climbing hills so was very concerned about my walk. I also live in Cape Town with zero altitude so that was another worry. My guide tried to get me...More

Thank Barbara S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

One of the best experiences I've had. Yes it is expensive but I'm not sure how you can put a value on the time spent with the gorillas. (a percentage of the fee is directed back into the area and the local communities)

Thank DebDavey
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely opportunity to do Golden Monkey trekking. We had done our gorilla trek in Uganda, where permits are cheaper, but golden monkeys are only found here! The walk was quite fine, and certainly nothing compared to Bwindi Impenetrable park. The forest was...More

Thank Lori A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Gorilla trekking here is exceptionally well organised compared other similar activities in Africa. WE were allocated the susa group which meant that we had a 2 hour drive to get to the starting point some of it on tracks not much more than paths. This...More

Thank wob58
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went to Volcanoes National Park to see the Golden Monkeys and to climb Mt. Bisoke, each on consecutive days. Both days, my driver took me to the park early in the morning, where coffee and tea were available free of charge. Additionally, members of...More

2  Thank Eric M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

visiting the beautiful gorillas in their natural habitat is an unforgettable experience. Everything is very well organised, despite seeming chaotic at first. The morning starts with a fantastic cultural dance display from locals while the drivers sort out who is allocated each family. make it...More

Thank nina c
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved it! Being inches away from these magnificent creatures, visiting them in their natural habitat, could be the most exciting thing we've ever done. We were astonished and mesmerized by the gorillas' behaviors ... so close to human there was an occasional "Can these...More

Thank MarkA9999
Reviewed 15 August 2017 via mobile

Apart from the fact that there is a volcano!!!! The stars are incredible here. Now back to the volcano. It's fun to go to the lookout point during the day but I would definitely stop by the USGS observatory especially at night. You can take...More

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12 August 2017|
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Response from Saeed S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am afraid my stay was very short in the area and can not reliably provide you with the information you are asking. But I heard that there are mini buses that go up to the national park regularly but do not take cash and... More
4 August 2017|
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Response from AdventurePhiles | Reviewed this property |
The permits are $1500 each and the company does not lead you. The park guides do. I thought you could purchase on-line. You can for Virunga. But, I we were told Rwanda was sold out for the season when we were there two weeks... More
2 August 2017|
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Response from ellynvb | Reviewed this property |
We used Gorilla Trek Africa and did not have this problem