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Volcanoes National Park

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“gorilla family”(109 reviews)
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...more
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Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 788 558 880
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from US$2,702.00
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 4 December 2013

Just Go! We went twice - two days in a row. We feel as if we own part of Rwanda for what we paid. The two experiences were very different. The first day we hiked for about 1.5 hours which seemed perfect. When we met...More

40  Thank PHguide
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 23 July 2014

This year, I did Gorilla Trekking in the Volcanos NP. Two years ago, I did it in Bwindi in Uganda. Both experiences were just great and worth the money. However I have to admit, that I liked the way how Gorilla Trekking is organised in...More

5  Thank Michael B
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent a few days in the park, we did Dian Fossey's hike, mount Bisoke hike and the golden monkey tracking. The park is beautiful and the scenery given by the volcanoes is stunning. Would love to go back. One thing, the golden monkey tracking...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have just returned from an unforgettable 10 days touring Rwanda with our outstanding guide Fabrice from Bizidanny Tours. We cannot recommend this company enough for their expert advice and in-country knowledge and experience . The tour that Danny Bizimana organised for us was exceptional...More

1  Thank Sally G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Spent a morning here trekking for Golden Monkeys. Was not disappointed. The monkeys are adorable and so much fun to watch. Staff was terrific. Our guide, Francois, was so much fun to spend time with. Great sense of humor.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved my two days here. The gorillas are not afraid of you and continue to eat play and cuddle as if you aren’t there. I had a little guy give me a hug twice! The trackers clearly know their families and the guides give you...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came with my husband to do the easier treks and explore the park (not as part of a tour group), but were repeatedly told I was not able to do any of the activities offered because I am visibly pregnant. Despite our reassurances that we...More

Thank kjhjewett
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

All i can say, it is vary magical here, it was a wonderful tour on 15th October with my clients. They really liked the entire tour. The weather was very good, and they managed to meet a group of 10 gorillas, which made their day...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had two trips to visit two different families of Gorillas. Both had young and baby gorillas as part of the group. A very special experience to be so close to these amazing animals.

1  Thank gordakerpcc
Reviewed 10 October 2018 via mobile

Volcanoes national park is indeed number one activity in Musanze! Many people come to Northern province to see mountain gorillas, chimpanzee or golden monkeys. Gorilla permit costs 1500$, chimpanzee is 90$ and golden monkey 100$. If you arrange your visit from Europe or USA, you...More

1  Thank Shimnik
Reviewed 8 October 2018

We visited the Gorillas! Our Guides were exceptional - Bernice was the most interesting guide, she knew the family of Gorillas like they were her own family, we never felt threatened or scared. It was an amazing, happy . exciting experience. We chose to do...More

2  Thank Lynne R
Reviewed 4 October 2018

This was a wonderful experience for us. The weather was cool but dry however we had signed up for a moderately flat hike and that turned into a hike up a muddy jungle trail with an altitude increase of 500 feet. The hike was challenging,...More

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Response from virungaprograms | Reviewed this property |
hey you can do karisimbi hiking 4507m the highest point in country its amazing things to do you will spent 1 night in the park
15 August 2018|
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Response from mshian63 | Reviewed this property |
I remember we paid around USD800 for the permit.
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Response from heckfy | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Don't worry about nettles, unless you have an allergy or for some reason especially sensitive to this plant, you are not likely to get stung and even if it does sting, it doesn't hurt much and goes away quickly. It's... More