About Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

In Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is the only destination to see mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and other anaiamsl and birds to meet your travel expectations. Rwanda is locally known as “ the land of a thousand hills” is not worth visiting without a gorilla trek! The 125 sq.km montane forest is made more spectacular by the six volcanoes including Nyiragongo (3470m / 11,385ft), Mount Sabyinyo (3,634 metres /11,923 ft.); the highest peak, Karisimbi volcano at 4,507 metres /14,787 ft.; Bisoke – 12175 ft./3711 m; Gahinga – 11565 ft./3525 m; and Muhavura (4127m / 13,540ft)

mountains in the Virunga Mountain Range

The name “Virunga” is an English version of the Kinyarwanda word “ibirunga”, which means “volcanoes”. It is here in Volcanoes national park that Dian Fossey habituated mountain gorillas that have made Rwanda famous. The beautiful terrain and the lush equatorial rainforest whose bamboo section form the natural habitat for the celebrated mountain gorillas, the endangered golden monkeys and the colorful albertine Rift endemic birds are a magnet to the various visitors from all over the world.

As you get to Musanze, the stunning backdrop of Karisimbi, Mikeno, Sabyinyo, Mgahinga and Muhabura , Bisoke volcanoes are a big spectacle.

For the lovers of Mountain gorillas, Volcanoes national park is a place to go for gorilla tours. The national park is a home to 10 gorilla families which together makeup a quarter of the world’s mountain gorillas. Its one of the four national parks which shelter mountain gorillas together with Virunga national park in Democratic Republic of Congo, Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national parks in south western Uganda.