Volcanoes Rwanda

Volcanoes Rwanda – Guide to Volcanoes National Park & the Virunga Region

Welcome to the the complete guide to planning a safari to the Volcanoes National Park (PNV) and the Virunga Region in Rwanda. On this website you will access information on how to get there, what to see, safari companies and any other information about this famous touristic region in Rwanda. Given that Volcanoes National Park is the most popular place for gorilla trekking, we have also prepared the gorilla trek guide with loads of information on the Mountain Gorillas, gorilla tracking, tips and information on planning your safari and more.

Where to Go

Volcanoes National Park

This park is almost 160sq kms with parts f the Virunga mountains. Gorilla trekking is the major tourist activity in addition to the mountain hikes and birdwatching in Rwanda.

The Virunga Volcanoes

Things to Do in the Virunga Volcanoes

Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla trekking in Volcanoes national park is the major tourist activity in Rwanda with the highest number of trekkers/ tourists recorded every year. A gorilla visit can entail a 1 to 4-hour trek through the forest, led by experienced trackers who have spent their entire lives living in or close to the forest. Your trek will be enchanting as you weave through overhanging vines, moss-covered Hagenia trees and giant Lobelias that thrive in the tropical climate. You may spot golden monkeys or see buffalo, bush duiker and a wide variety of bird life. But the high point, of course, one of the greatest wildlife experiences on earth, will be spending an hour with the gentle giant gorillas as they go about their daily life, feeding, playing, resting, and raising their young. At the end of your visit you will understand what kept conservationist Dian Fossey living in this same forest for 18 years protecting these wonderful animals.

Read More About

  • Habituated Gorilla Groups for Tourism
  • Habituated Gorilla Groups for Research
  • Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda

Golden Monkey Tracking

Bird Watching

Cultural Tours

Trip Planner

Start planning your safari to the Volcanoes National Park today with our free trip planning package. It includes guides and travel information you need to know to visit this amazing park in Northern Rwanda. You will also find deals from our preferred travel partners.

Guide to Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes National Park

  • How Much are Gorilla Permits?
  • How to Book Gorilla Permits?
  • When is the Best Time to Go Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
  • Packing for Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
  • Important Tips & Guidelines to Gorilla Trekking in PNV
  • Gorilla Photography: Equipment Needed & Advice on Taking Good Shots


Where should we stay?
There are lots of places where to stay in Volcanoes National Park. The best way to answer this is to decide how much time you have and what you want to see the most.

Selected Lodges in Volcanoes National Park

Super Luxury Lodges

  • Bisate Lodge
  • Virunga Lodge
  • Sabinyo Lodge

Luxury Lodges

  • Five Volcanoes Lodge
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Midrange Lodges

  • Gorilla Solution Lodge
  • Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
  • Da Vinci Gorilla Lodge

Budget Lodges

  • Kinigi Guest House
  • Muhabura Hotel
  • Trek Spot Lodge
  • Virunga Hotel

Frequently Asked Questions for Volcanoes National Park

How much is the entrance fee?

When is the best time to visit the park?
This depends on what your interests are.


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