volcanoes national park is located in the nothern province of rwanda and its home to the endagered mountain Gorillas. Volcanoes national park is also under the virunga massive shared by three countries which includes uganda,rwanda and Dr Congo.
Volcanoes national park is located 2-3 hours drive from kigali city and 23 minutes fly to volcanoes national park from kigali international airport for short timely people who want to do quick luxury safari. volcanoes national park is the prime primate destination and home to the endagered moutain Gorillas and golden monkeys
Gorilla trekking safari in Volcanoes national park and other activities
Rwanda is one of the countries in the world where mountain gorillas can be found in their natural habitant and their gorilla permit is expensive tthan in uganda.
Rwanda gorilla trekking permit in rwanda costs $1500 per person per permit and the gorilla trekk in rwanda is done in only in volcanoes national park in the virunga mountains neighbouring uganda and congo
the mountain gorilla population in both Rwanda and other countries is slowly increasing because of much efforts put on conservation and all money collected in gorilla permits in both contries goes to conservation of mountain gorillas and protecting their habitant. mountain gorilla trekki in rwanda is divided into three categories that is
volcanoes national park has 20 gorilla families that habituated and 12 of them are ready for gorilla trekking and the rest of the 8 families a designated for the dian fossy research and also as the dedicated to the dian fossy who started the mountain gorilla research in rwanda and volcanoes national park
Golden moneky trekking in volcanoes national park
Trekking to see the golden monkeys is another highlight of Volcanoes National Park. The Golden Monkey is a local subspecies of the widespread Sykes Monkey, also known as the “Blue Monkey” and is endemic to the high altitude forests of the Volcanoes National Park area. The Golden monkeys are rare species is listed as endangered. The monkeys are playful and inquisitive and often spend their time leaping from bamboo branches or frolicking on the forest floor towards the base of the volcanoes and have overcome their initial shyness to accept their daily visit by researchers and tourists. There are two habituated groups of Golden Monkey, one group comprises around 80 – 100 members and has its home at the foot of Mt Sabyinyo. In the same way you track mountain gorillas so will your track the golden monkeys. Treks to see the Golden Monkeys take place in the mornings and visitors are permitted to stay for 1 hour with the monkeys. Departure for the Golden Monkey trek is from the Park’s Kinigi Headquarters at 07:00am. The number of visitors is not limited and the fee for a Golden Monkey permit is currently USD$100 per person per trek. Permits can either be arranged in advance or booked at the park headquarters on the morning of the trek. Porters can be hired at the entry point of the park. Golden Monkeys are very sprightly creatures, and leap from tree to tree which is really entertaining, if a little difficult to photograph! We recommend setting your camera to a fast shutter-speed to allow for low light in the dense undergrowth and to better your chances of capturing the golden monkeys on film! This is a great way to spend an extra day in the Volcanoes National Park and if you’re interested in wildlife, this is a rare and delightful experience not to be missed!
Visit Dian Fossy
Step into Rwanda’s beautiful Volcanoes National Park, where a community is uniting on the front lines of a region in crisis to protect critically endangered mountain gorillas. Sir David Attenborough takes you through Dian Fossey’s journey of setting up the Karisoke Research Center in the park, where nearly a quarter of the world’s 880 gorillas remain. Today, the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International continues its conservation efforts to protect a diminishing gorilla population threatened by poachers. Produced by Craghoppers, this powerful film takes you behind the scenes, uncovering the story of the devoted trackers risking their lives to save a species. Find out about production company Craghoppers.
Birding safari volcanoes national park rwanda
Birding in Volcanoes National Park is one of the best activities to do when visiting East Africa. According to the current study, Rwanda has over 700 bird species, with Volcanoes National Park accounting for 45% of them. This helps to explain why the park is such a popular birding destination in Rwanda.
With about 200 species recorded (including 17 Albertine Rift endemics), Volcanoes National Park offers great bird watching experience. However, most of the park’s special birds can also be seen in Nyungwe National Park, which is set up better for birding. Local specialties are the vulnerable Grauer’s swamp warbler and the scarlet-tufted sunbird, which can be found on the summit of Mt Bisoke. The birdlife in Volcanoes National Park is good year-round, but the volcanoes are especially wet and often shrouded in mist. This means that birding in this area is easiest during the Dry season, from June to August, and to a lesser extent in September, January and February when it rains slightly less. This is also the best time for gorilla trekking.
Community and cultural tours around Volcanoes national park
On your gorilla safari to volcanoes national park in rwanda you will extend your tour to commuinity local villages around the volcanoes national park,You will have chance to visit Iby Iwacu village visit. This cultural village visit gives you a chance to meet with the local people in their homes and have a taste of their culture and traditions. The community you will visit will genuinely welcome as a special guest while they proudly present to you aspects of their beliefs and traditions.
Hiking experience is another activity in volcannoes national park
hiking or mountain climbing is another activity which you can participate in your on your gorilla safari to volcanoes national park were you will be rewarded to explore the virunga mountains. volcanoes national park is found under the virunga massive which is shared by three countries that uganda, rwanda and Dr congo
virunga mountains has 8 mountains and its shared by the three countries and volcanoes has five mountains out of eight and these includes mount Bisoke, mount karisimbi, mount Gahinga, mount Muhavuru and Mount Sabyinyo.
when is the best time to visit volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park is visited throughout the year and have the experience of volcanoes national park but the best time should be the dry season when its easy to hike and trekk through the mountain and the forest
the dry season in volcanoes national park begin in the month of june to septmber which the peak season in uganda but also some short dry season from december to to febraury which gives you the best time to explore volcanoes national park
how to access volcanoes national park
volcanoes national park can be accessied by the road trip drive from kigali city which approximately 2-3 hours drive passing through the rwanda’s second largest town Musanze
you can also take domestic flight from kigali international airport to volcanoes national park incanse you have short time in rwanda but you wish to explore volcanoes national park