What are the activities to do in Volcanoes National Park?
One of the best places to visit as a safari destination is the volcano National park in Rwanda. It is a lifetime experience because not only the park is home to rare Mountain gorillas but also it is popular for hosting golden monkeys and other different types of primates and animals. Dianne Fossey's tomb is also located in the volcanoes Nationals parks and has been attracting visitors from across the world, Africa, and the East Africa region.
The main activity in Volcanoes National Park is gorilla trekking in the magnificent Virungas mountain range. Mountain gorillas are endangered species and their population can only be found in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park, Uganda Mgahinga National Park, and DRC Virunga National Park. Many tourists who visit Rwanda can't resist to trek to see gorillas in their natural inhabitants. This Safari tour is one of the best and should be on your bucket list whenever you are planning to embark on an African Safari.
What services do we offer to you on your African Safari?
We provide you with highly trained guides and expert trackers who will lead you in the tracking of the amazing endangered species, mountain gorillas, in their natural habitat. You get to visit the twelve gorilla families fully habituated with a few of them being habituated purposely for scientific research. Each family consisted of several females, some youngsters, and at least one silverback.
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking takes place at Volcanoes National Park in the northern province. This 3 Days tour leads you there for an exceptional experience; observing mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat.
Day 1: Transfer to Ruhengeri – Volcanoes National Park
You will be picked up from your hotel in Kigali and transferred to Ruhengeri – the nearest place to Volcanoes National Park found in the northern province of Rwanda. The journey is a 3 hours drive from Kigali.
You will check in to your hotel and then do an optional community tour around Ruhengeri for a Rwanda cultural experience or unwind and spend the evening at leisure. Dinner and overnight in Kinigi or Musanze City.
Day 2: Rwanda Gorilla Trekking – Volcanoes National Park
Breakfast will be ready by 6:00 am and your packed lunch will be prepared as well. Carry enough water for the day and drive to the park headquarters by 7:00 am for registration and briefing. Hot coffee and tea or milk are available at Kinigi and you can enjoy a cup as you watch the entertaining cultural dancers on site.
After briefing and depending on which gorilla family you are allocated, you may begin the trek right away or drive a short distance to the starting point where the real trek begins from. Rwanda Gorilla Trekking usually takes 2 to 6 hours depending on the movement of the gorillas however, the guides will try to find them from where they were last seen the previous day!
After finding them, you will have up to 1-hour maximum to keep them company as they go about their daily routine; feeding, grooming, resting and the young ones playing.
When the hour is up, you will make your way out of the forested slopes of Virunga Park and receive your Rwanda Gorilla trekking certificate from the ranger guide. Meet your driver/guide and transfer back to your hotel in Musanze or Kinigi.
Day 3: Transfer to Kigali & Airport Drop-off
You will enjoy breakfast and transfer back to Kigali city where you will do a city tour and visit places like the Museum, Genocide memorials, and the handicraft markets for souvenir shopping. Later proceed to the airport for your onward flight.
Are you Interested in gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park?
African Travellers Ltd is here to advise and help you with planning for the excursion. We are dedicated to serving tourists from all over the world with our expertise and experience gathered over the years. We offer affordable packages for both economy and middle-range classes according to your preferences.
We also help you choose the best accommodation in line with your expectations and budget. Volcanoes National Park, named after the chain of dormant volcanic mountains forming the Virungas massif, is located in northwestern Rwanda a driving distance of 109.5 km from Kigali
A view of the Volcanoes
The main activity in Volcanoes National Park is gorilla trekking in the magnificent Virungas mountain range. We provide you with highly trained guides and expert trackers who will lead you in the tracking of the amazing endangered species, mountain gorillas, in their natural habitat. You get to visit the twelve gorilla families fully habituated with a few of them being habituated purposely for scientific research. Each family consisted of several females, some youngsters, and at least one silverback. These unique encounters with gorillas as they go about their day-to-day life is life-changing. Apart from mountain gorillas, the park also has golden monkey trekking and bird watching, the park hosts various bird species.
You can also engage in fun activities such as hiking, mountain biking, and canoeing in this park. Excursions to lakes Burera and Ruhondo in the park give you a chance to interact with the local communities around the park and get to learn about their culture and their day-to-day activities on a typical day. You can also dine and wine in the beautiful and lavish lodges present in the park.
If you would like to visit mountain gorillas in Rwanda, African Travellers Ltd will help you with planning for the excursion. We provide you with highly trained guides and expert trackers who will lead you in the tracking of the amazing endangered species, mountain gorillas, in their natural habitat. You get to visit the twelve gorilla families fully habituated with a few of them being habituated purposely for scientific research.
- Mountain Gorilla Permit of $1500
- Meals: breakfasts, lunches
- Private Transport: 4x4 safari vehicle.
- Driver and Fuel
- Porters and Rangers
- Arrival transfer
- Entrances fees
- English or French speaking guide
- Site permits
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED
- Airfare to and from destination
- Trip cancellation insurance
- Any activity not described in What's Included
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DATES & PRICES
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All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy or single occupancy unless otherwise noted, are subject to change without notice, and do not include airfare. Optional activities are at an additional cost. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
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Arrive at any time. An arrival transfer is included.