The Volcanoes National Park  lies in north-western Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga  Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

Volcanoes National Park is description of the most striking feature of this national park. The Parc National des Volcans is named after one of the most stirring and memorable sights in East Africa a string of magnificent free-standing volcanoes.

The heights of the volcanoes range from 2500-4500 meters. The mountains are also known as the “Virunga” an English version of the Kinyarwanda word “ibirunga”, which means “volcanoes”.

It is also home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo.

The beautiful landscape and the lush equatorial rainforest whose bamboo trees form the natural habitat for the renowned mountain gorillas, the endangered golden monkeys and the colorful Albertine Rift endemic birds

Dian Fossey studied the gorillas for 20 years and it is largely thanks to her work that poaching was curtailed while there were still some gorillas to save.

Musanze Cave- The main cave reportedly 2 km long, has an entrance the size of a cathedral and is home to an impressive bat colony.

Volcanoes National Park: What Game

  • Shoebill, Grauer's Swamp-warbler, Owl-faced Monkey, Papyrus Yellow Warbler, Shelley's Crimson-wing, Turner’s Eremomela, Mountain Gorilla, Eastern Lowland Gorilla, Hippopotamus and Elephant

Volcanoes National Park: What Activities

  • Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
  • Dian Fossey Tomb Tour
  • Mount Karisimbi hike
  • Golden Monkeys Tracking
  • Iby’Iwacu cultural village Tour
  • Mountain Bisoke Hike

Volcanoes National Park: Best time to visit

  • All year round but the best time to travel is during the drier seasons, periods between December to early March and June to September.

Volcanoes National Park: Where to stay

  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, Volcanoes Virunga Lodge
    • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge - Parc National des Volcans Rwanda

      Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is situated close to the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where Mountain Gorilla trek on foot starts – perhaps one of the most impressive, exhilarating and awesome wildlife experiences possible. The lodge is owned by a Community Trust, SACOLA, which uses rentals and community fees from the lodge to drive socio-economic and conservation initiatives in the communities adjacent to the National Park.   Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge: Highlights Proximity to the Virunga Mountains and the Parc National des Volcans Trek on foot to see the magnificent Mountain Gorilla. The most impressive, exhilarating and awesome wildlife experiences possible Natural, cultural and social excursions     Bird watching walks, escorted walks and escorted mountain bike excursions Gorilla trekking to see the Golden Monkeys, as well as lots of treks and hikes to view the volcanoes and its hidden treasures. Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge: Accommodation Five cottages, two suites and one family cottage stylish en-suite Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge: Activities Gorilla trekking in their natural habitat - a wildlife experience of a lifetime. Golden monkey trekking –the monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend their time leaping from bamboo branches Escorted bird watching walks - Over 40 species of…
    • Volcanoes Virunga Lodge

      Volcanoes Virunga Lodge is set on a spectacular hillside with panoramic landscapes of the Virunga Volcanoes and the striking Lakes   Ruhondo and Lake Bulera in Rwanda. The Virunga safari Lodge has been described as having ‘the best view in the world’ and as ‘one of the finest lodges in Africa’. Virunga Lodge is a beautiful eco-friendly lodge  built close to the Volcanoes National Park. The lodge is a premier luxury destination for Rwanda wildlife safari  for tracking the endangered mountain gorillas. Volcanoes Virunga Lodge: Highlights The perfect luxurious base for Rwanda wildlife safaris  The most ideal destination for tracking the endangered mountain gorillas. Experience adventures such as tracking gorillas and golden monkeys Hhikes to the top of the scenic Virunga Volcanoes. Scenic walks through the picturesque villages surrounding the lodge Day trips to the lively towns of Kigali or Kampala.     Volcanoes Virunga Lodge: Accommodation 8  bandas each  one of them has its own terrace with breath-taking views of the Virunga volcanoes or twin lakes Ruhondo and Bulera Volcanoes Virunga Lodge: Activities Visit local school - Mwiko school and cultural experience golden Monkey Trekking Gorilla Trekking in PNV Hike Volcanoe and crater trail Hike Lake Bulera Start customizing your…