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Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park – Rwanda

Home of Mountain Gorillas – Parc National de Volcans

Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) lies in northwestern RWANDA and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park is known as a haven for the mountain gorilla. It is home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains (Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo), which are covered in rainforest and bamboo, open grassland, swamp and heath. The park was the base for the zoologist Dian Fossey.

An exhilarating trek through the cultivated foothills of the Virungas offers stirring views in all directions. Then, abruptly, the trail enters the national park, immersing trekkers in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colourful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, easily accessible and among the highest in Africa, beckoning an ascent.


·         Gorilla visits

·         Golden monkey visits.

·         Climbing of Karisimbi volcano – overnight trip

·         Climbing of Bisoke volcano – one day.

·         Tour of the lakes and caves.

·         Visiting the tomb of Dian Fossey.

·         Visiting the Eco-Buhanga

·         Climbing of Muhabura&Gahinga volcanoes

·         KwitaIzina special event; the baby gorilla naming ceremony which takes place every year during the month of June in Rwanda.

Visiting the Volcanoes National Park you are directly contributing to development of a sustainable tourism in Rwanda

Gorilla trekking is an unforgettable lifetime safari experience that can be taken in Africa’s most spectacular rainforests; Bwindi Forest and Mgahinga Forest in Uganda, Virunga National Park in RD Congo and Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. At Green Hills Ecotours, we organize different gorilla trekking expeditions that take you deep into these rainforests to encounter Gorillas in mist.

Gorilla treks trips are available all year round and can be taken any time of the year!

You can choose a short walk or a whole day excursion with experienced guides to visit the Volcanoes and its extraordinary beauty.

With Green Hills Ecotours you will have a truly fantastic wildlife and nature experience of a Lifetime. We are deeply committed to ensuring that your vacation dreams become a reality.      Travel with Green Hills Ecotours for your Rwanda safaris holidays & adventures while giving our contribution to conservation and improving the well-being of local people.               All of our tours are private & can be customized to your style, schedule & budget.                        For more information and reservation contact us at: ecotours@gmx.com