Volcanoes National Park

Situated in the far northwest corner of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) protects the steep rainforested slopes of the magnificent Virungas mountain range, it is also habitat of more than a third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas.



Rare mountain gorillas and golden monkeys reside on the slopes of Rwanda’s Virungas, just a three hour drive from Kigali International Airport. The lush slopes of these volcanoes provide a dramatic natural setting for one of the most thrilling and memorable wildlife experiences – seeing the mountain gorilla in its natural habitat. Roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas is resident on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas.



Why Visit?

- Best place for a meaningful and informed gorilla experience


- View this beautifully-coloured primate, which is endemic to the area and lives in groups of up to 30 individuals in the Park’s bamboo forest.


- A spectacular, challenging hike to Dian Fossey’s grave and the ruins of her Karisoke Research Centre (*This is a half to full day activity)


- Breathtaking scenery in ‘The Lands Of A Thousand Hills’

When to go?

All year round, however please note that gorilla trekking routes could be muddy during rainy season (Apr - May)