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VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK RWANDA

Volcanoes National Park located to the north west of the destination Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park shares borders with Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park. It is the most popular park in destination Rwanda because it is the only National Park in the country with Mountain Gorillas which are listed as critically endangered world over. Besides the Mountain Gorillas, the other outstanding features of Volcanoes National Park are the five (5) breathtaking scenic volcanoes that include; Rwanda’s highest Mountain Karisimbi (4,507m), Mount Bisoke (3,711m), Mount Muhabura (4,127m), Mount Sabyinyo (3,669m) and Mount Gahinga (3,474m) with the last three having their peaks in the neighbouring destination Uganda.

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Rwanda Safari Attractions in Volcanoes National Park

How to get to Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park positioned in Ruhengeri, Musaze District can be accessed by both Public and Private Transport. Volcanoes National Park is 116km about 2 ½ – 3 hours from Kigali which makes it possible to even do transfer from Kigali and catch up with Mountain Gorilla Trekking encounter in Volcanoes on the same day and transfer back. From Musaze, it is 30 – 40 minutes drive to Kinigi Headquarters which is the main starting point for the activities in Volcanoes National Park including Mountain Gorilla trekking, Golden Monkey tracking, Dian Fossey hike, Volcano climbing among others.
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Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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Majorly, Volcanoes National Park is notably known for Mountain Gorillas scientifically known as Gorilla beringei beringei. Noted to be descendants of Old World Monkey, the Mountain gorillas are among the two sub species of the eastern gorilla. They occur in two
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Flora and Fauna in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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Due to the extended altitudinal spread, the Volcanoes National Park features various vegetation zones.  There is lower montane forest which has been majorly lost to agriculture, Neoboutonia forest at the range of 2400 – 2500m, Arundinaria alpina also known as Bamboo.. Read More

Mountain Gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park
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Some of the Mountain Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park have been habituated for human visitation and research. Dian Fossey started the Mountain Gorilla habituation initiative and apparently Volcanoes National Park feature two (2) research groups Beetsme and Pablo’s Read More

Golden Monkeys in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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Golden Monkeys also scientifically referred to as Cercopithecus kandti is species of Old World Monkey that thrives in Virunga Mountains which comprise of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Congo’s Virunga National Park. Read More

Volcanic Mountains in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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There are five (5) volcanic Mountains in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda including; Mount Karisimbi (4,507m), Mount Bisoke (3,711m), Mount Muhabura (4,127m), Mount Sabyinyo (3,669m) and Mount Gahinga (3,474m).  The prominent ones
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Birds in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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The Volcanoes National Park features extensive avifauna most of which are endemic to Albertine Rift. The Park is home to the three (3) of the globally threatened species such as African Green Broadbill, Lagden’s Bush shrike and Kivu Ground Thrush. In addition, the 53 Read More

Mountain Gorilla Habitat and Ecology
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Mountain Gorillas thrive in the western arm of the Great East African Rift Valley always referred to as the Albertine Rift.  They thrive in its montane cloud forests of Bwindi Impenetrable National Park Uganda along with the Virunga Volcanoes which is a chain
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Mountain Gorilla Physical Description
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Mountain Gorillas are social animals and they thrive in averagely stable and cooperative groups / families which are kept together by the long-term bonds between the mature females and males. The Mountain Gorillas are non territorial and the Silverback minds about
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Rwanda Safari Tour Activities in Volcanoes National Park

Mountain Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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Mountain Gorilla Trekking is ranked the best safari activity on the continent of Africa as it presents an opportunity to explore the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas that are known to thrive in only three countries in the world namely; Rwanda, Uganda and Democratic Read More

Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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Golden Monkey tracking commences at 7am from Kinigi Park headquarters and lasts for approximately 4 hours. Briefing takes place at Kinigi after which you drive to the trail head from where the trek starts. The habituated troops of golden Monkeys
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Birding in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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With a count of 178 species of birds some of which are endemic to the Albertine Rift, the birders on Rwanda birding safari can consider Volcanoes National Park among the options. During the activity, possible bird sights include; Rwenzori turaco, dusky crimson-wing Read More

Karisoke Mountain Climbing in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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Known to be the highest of all the eight Mountains that form the Virunga massif rising to 4,507m above sea level, Mount Karisimbi offers an exciting Mountain climbing adventure that lasts a total of two (2) nights on a round trip. Karisimbi Volcano is the highest
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Rwanda Safari Accommodation in Volcanoes National Park

Luxury Hotels/Lodges For Accommodation in Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is an up class luxury lodge positioned on the boundaries of Volcanoes National Park.
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Midrange / Standard Hotels For Accommodation in Volcanoes National Park
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Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge is a midrange safari lodge positioned in Kinigi at the boundary of the Rwanda gorilla safari destination
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Budget / Basic Hotels For Accommodation in Volcanoes National Park
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Muhabura Hotel is a nice budget / basic Hotel located opposite the Musaze District Headquarters about 20 minutes
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Cultural Safaris in Rwanda

 Besides Mountain Gorillas and other wildlife, the destination Rwanda is endowed with rich culture and heritage that is very rewarding to explore while on Rwanda Safari.  Close to the Rwanda gorilla safari destination of Volcanoes National Park, there is Iby’wachu cultural Village that attempts to offer the encounter with Rwandan traditions in detail.

Imigongo Art In Rwanda

The Imigongo Art is a famous art form unique to destination Rwanda where great pieces of art are made using cow dung.
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Butare National Museum Rwanda

Ethnographic Museum is positioned in Huye District 132km to the south of Kigali, Rwanda’s capital. It is one of the six (6) Museums
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Iby’iwachu Cultural Village

The Iby’iwachu cultural village is positioned close to Volcanoes National Park in the village of Nyabigoma, Kinigi, Musaze District.
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Volcanoes National Park located to the north west of the destination Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park shares borders with Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park and Congo’s Virunga National Park.
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Samuel Kakete
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