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Volcanoes National Park

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Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 788 558 880
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Simply the best

If you love safari and wildlife and you can afford it, this is quite simply one of the best... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Mark W
Fantastic, Fantastic, Fantastic!

Sitting with the Gorillas is beyond anyone's wildest dreams, and for me and my wife, were life... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Gerald D
Scottsdale, Arizona
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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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Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 788 558 880

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Reviewed 4 days ago

If you love safari and wildlife and you can afford it, this is quite simply one of the best experiences that is available to the ordinary traveller. We visited the park for two consecutive days' treks with our guide Patrick Kwizera of fine safaris-afrika and...More

Thank Mark W
Reviewed 6 days ago

Sitting with the Gorillas is beyond anyone's wildest dreams, and for me and my wife, were life changing experiences. There are some practical things that occur. In the morning, at present , 12 gorilla groups can be visited by 8 people. The logistics are unbelievable,...More

Thank Gerald D
Reviewed 1 week ago

I travelled here as part of an Exodus overland trip from Kigali to Nairobi. Myself and a few others on our trip went for the easier trek and were given the Amahoro group. We trekked for around 3 hours and it was amazing! We saw...More

Thank MexicoPrincess
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Rwanda is an amazing place. Clean, Safe, and beautiful. Volcanoes NP is a ‘must-see’ while here. Permits to see the gorillas must be acquired well in advance (at least 6 months).

Thank TXFlyer
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once in a lifetime experience!!! Dont worry about the money just do it!1 it is one of the best things I have ever done in my life. You may need to hike for a few hours but thats the price you pay for hanging out...More

Thank Luke K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only had one day to see the gorillas, when most people take 2 days. That's because every gorilla family is different, and each day with a family is different. We got very lucky as the family we were assigned to had a silverback, juvenile...More

Thank Stefanie S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I hiked Mt. Bisoke a few years ago and have always been meaning to come back to post a review and a bit of a warning. This hike is EXTREMELY CHALLENGING. At the time of my hike I was a decently fit 22 year old...More

1  Thank Emily F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Donned in our khaki with our camera, iPhones & GoPro at the ready, we were bursting with excitement but nothing could truly prepare us for what we were about to encounter. We trekked for about an hour - which is of a medium scale -...More

1  Thank TheTravellingRoses
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Volcanoes National Park is a great place to experience either Gorilla or Golden Monkey treks. Both adventures are well coordinated and professionally done. Rwanda takes such pride in this park that everything well taken care of, no garbage all over the place.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park has been helped by the Buffett family. The basecamp is more accommodating than some of the others we visited (although the actual trekking is handled the same in Uganda and Rwanda). While the guides want you to stay at least 20 feet away...More

Thank Ca3ry1947
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31 October 2017|
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Response from LeighAnne712 | Reviewed this property |
Please use USD$. We never changed any money into local currency, and you will have a very hard time changing it back into $ if you do change any. I had a porter for the Golden monkey trek and gave him $10. I also gave... More
16 October 2017|
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Response from DebDavey | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Great work on booking two gorilla treks. I did the same in August thinking I may not see them on the first trek. Had the most incredible experiences on both days. You can do both the golden monkeys and local village... More
12 August 2017|
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Response from Buggedeyed | Reviewed this property |
yes we took the bus and ironically I just finished up a trip report on this. Hopefully this will help. So we just returned from an amazing trip to see the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. Thought I would put my two cents in on... More