How to get to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
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.
Public transport is available from Kigali to Musaze but you will have to arrange a private transfer from Musaze to the Volcanoes Park headquarters as there is no public transfers there. Boda bodas are commonly used but you can as well hire a saloon car for the transfer. Besides Kigali, Volcanoes National Park can as well be accessed from the neighbouring destinations of Uganda and Rwanda. While visiting Volcanoes National Park Rwanda as an extension of a Uganda Safari, you can cross at Chanica border post 10km from Kisoro town to the south west of Uganda. This is close to Uganda tour destinations of Mgahinga Gorilla National Park, Lake Bunyonyi, Queen Elizabeth National Park, Lake Mburo National Park and Bwindi Impenetrable National Park. From Democratic Republic of Congo, the Volcanoes National Park can be accessed via Goma the border between the two countries before connecting to Gisenyi on the shores of Lake Kivu 110km about 2 hours drive to Volcanoes National Park.