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Volcanoes National Park


Volcanoes National Park: Home to the Mountain Gorilla

Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is a luxurious and breathtaking destination for discerning travelers. This park offers a unique opportunity to see some of the world's rarest primates, including the majestic mountain gorillas, in their natural habitat. With its comfortable lodges, exceptional guide services and breathtaking scenery, this park provides a truly luxurious and unforgettable experience. From luxurious spa treatments to delicious gourmet meals, Volcanoes National Park caters to the needs of the most discerning travelers. Whether you're looking for an escape from the hustle and bustle of daily life or seeking an adventure in the heart of nature, this park promises to deliver a truly memorable experience.

Activities in Volcanoes National Park

Gorilla Trekking

Gorilla Baby Spotted while on Gorilla Trek in Volcanoes National Park
30% savings on gorilla permits during November 2023-May 2024

Begin an unforgettable adventure to track majestic mountain gorillas. As there are only a limited number of permits available, it is recommended that guests reserve their spot as soon as possible. This once-in-a-lifetime experience is available to guests of all fitness levels and can last anywhere between 3 and 8 hours. Immerse yourself in the splendor of these magnificent creatures and make memories to last a lifetime. You will also receive a 30% discount on your first gorilla trekking permit, which will be valid from November 2023 to May 2024.



Explore the Majestic Beauty of Golden Monkeys

Discover the rare and playful Golden Monkeys in the volcanic mountain foothills. These primates are a sight to behold, with their bright golden body and contrasting black limbs, crown, and tail. On a guided trek through these picturesque landscapes, explore the bamboo stands and forested gorge at lower elevations to the elevated heath and moorland.

Pay Tribute to Conservation Hero Dian Fossey

Set out on a spectacular hike to Dian Fossey's and her beloved gorillas' graves, nestled between the Karisimbi and Visoke volcanoes. The trek to Fossey's grave is highly recommended for anyone interested in gorilla conservation in Rwanda or Fossey's personal story. Witness a one-of-a-kind and unforgettable tribute to a conservation hero and her legacy.

Experience the Dedication to Gorilla Conservation at the Ellen DeGeneres Campus of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund

Learn about the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund, which was founded in 1967 to protect and study gorillas and their habitats. Visit their new permanent home, the Ellen DeGeneres Campus, located in a stunning reforested landscape near Volcanoes National Park, to witness their unwavering commitment to gorilla conservation.

A Traditional Village Visit Experience

A traditional village visit will immerse you in the heart of Rwandan culture. Discover local customs and traditions such as poetry, songs, dancing, and drumming. Immerse yourself in the captivating culture of the locals, learn about their customs and heritage, and watch ex-poachers abandon hunting in order to showcase their culture. Explore the traditional king's house, watch a medicine man prepare herbal concoctions, try your hand at archery, and be entertained by local cultural dances and drumming.

Discover the Vibrant Energy of Musanze

Musanze Town, a bustling hub of local character, is the heart of Rwanda's Northern Province and Volcanoes area. Discover the vibrant energy of the town, including the dazzling array of traditional Kitenge fabrics on offer, with a daily market selling essential goods and unique souvenirs.

Escape to the Stunning Beauty of The Twin Lakes

Discover the breathtaking beauty of Lake Bulera and Lake Ruhondo, which are located between Musanze and the Ugandan border. These pristine blue waters, surrounded by steep and lush hills, offer breathtaking views of the Virunga Volcanoes and provide the ideal backdrop for a scenic escape.




At African Travel, we handpick only the most exceptional lodges. From the breathtaking views to the unparalleled comfort, here are our top 5 favorite lodges in the park that guarantee an unforgettable luxurious experience.

Where to Stay?

Bisate Lodge Bisate Lodge

Gorilla Trek

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Join our CEO, Lucille, on an unforgettable journey as she shares her incredible gorilla trek experience!


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