Wondering about tourism attractions in Volcanoes national park?, Mountain gorillas are a key attraction and a high number of travelers to VNP choose gorilla trekking as a first priority. Other attractions to this park include; Golden monkeys (Cercopithecus mitis kandti), Dian Fossey Grave, birds in the park, Virunga Volcanoes the twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo, Community and cultural tours among others. A combination of these makes a complete Rwanda safari package rewarding you with memorable experiences.
Below are the Attractions to see while visiting Volcanoes NP
The Volcanoes national park is home to half the world’s mountain gorilla population, locates northwest of the country in Musanze / Ruhengeri district. The park comprises of habituated gorilla families in Rwanda’ Volcanoes national park plus each family characteristics. There are 56 gorilla permits available for sale every day Read More
You cant visit Rwanda and miss out on her sensitive history of the Genocide. The history of the genocide reflects the massive slaughtering of the people in Rwanda that belonged to the two ethnic groups of the Tutsi and the Hutus. The ferocious killing began on the 6th of April 1994 and lasted for 100 days. Read More
The other attractions in Volcanoes National park include golden monkeys which are the second attraction for most travelers to the park. A golden monkey trekking permit costs $100 but the experience is worth the penny. The other population of olden monkeys lives in Uganda’s Mgahinga gorilla national park and its only in these two parks that travelers have a chance to meet and enjoy the company of these amazing creatures. Read More about golden monkey trekking
Twin Lakes (Burere & Ruhondo)
Reach out to Rwanda’s twin lakes of Burere and Ruhondo situated in the heart of Volcanoes national park. A boat ride on either of the lakes rewards you with spectacular views of the entire park and the neighboring communities. Expect to boat ride with local people connecting to their gardens. Read More
Besides wildlife, Volcanoes national park is a home for three extinct volcanoes which are part of the Virunga volcano chain that comprises of eight volcanoes. The mountains in volcanoes national park are Mt Karisimbi, Mt Bisoke and Mt Sabyinyo all available for trekking. Hiking to the peak of each Volcano is an experience of its own kind which gives travelers a chance to meet mountain gorillas and spectacular views of local communities. Read More