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“Loved the visit to the Gorillas”

Volcanoes National Park
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US$4,210.00*
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Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Game Drives in Rwanda and Burundi
Ranked #1 of 13 things to do in Ruhengeri
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Sydney, NSW
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Loved the visit to the Gorillas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2014

Recently spent time at the Volcanoes National Park visiting the Gorillas. We went to the Ugenda group of gorillas which has two silverbacks.

The visit goes too quickly with the 30 minutes, but with the money and time a number of other travellers spent 2 days visiting the gorillas - this would have been nice, but obviously expensive.

Our visit was a 'medium' grade we walked about 2hrs mainly through farming fields to reach the park edges. Then it was only around 30 mins until we met the Gorillas.

The guides were knowledgeable and really helped to enhance the experience with our viewing /spending time with the Gorillas.

Visited July 2014
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Hyderabad, India
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“Interesting”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2014

The vistors centre were you register for your walk is nice if not overcrowded that much with visitors. Some Rwandan cultural dances add to the interest

Visited July 2014
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“Well organized trekking experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2014

Great trackers, guides, and porters. We not only found our gorilla family, but they were pretty active and we had lots of opportunity for close up photos and video.

Visited July 2014
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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“Sabyinyo Family gorilla trkking”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

...this is an experience of a lifetime! if you have seen the big 5, the whales...do your self a favour and put Rwanda on your bucket-list!

Visited August 2014
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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“Fantastic”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2014

Loved the jungle forest and the visiting the gorrilas. Didnt like the bumpy road to get there because of my back but it was well worth it when you get there

Visited July 2014
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