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Volcanoes National Park

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Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 788 558 880
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The focus on conservation is impressive

Volcanoes National Park is a great place to experience either Gorilla or Golden Monkey treks. Both... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Doug B
Vancouver, Canada
Access to a whole gorilla family from tiny baby to giant silverbake

This park has been helped by the Buffett family. The basecamp is more accommodating than some of... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Nashua, New Hampshire
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The "Parc National de Volcans" (or PNV as it's known by locals) lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Just a short two hour drive from Rwanda's capital of Kigali, the park is a central location for exploring some distinctly Rwandan experiences. While a visit to the mountain gorillas is often at the top of visitor, the dramatic landscape also offers thrilling hiking and visits to the fascinating golden monkeys.
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Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 788 558 880

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Reviewed 2 days ago

Volcanoes National Park is a great place to experience either Gorilla or Golden Monkey treks. Both adventures are well coordinated and professionally done. Rwanda takes such pride in this park that everything well taken care of, no garbage all over the place.

Thank Doug B
Reviewed 5 days ago

This park has been helped by the Buffett family. The basecamp is more accommodating than some of the others we visited (although the actual trekking is handled the same in Uganda and Rwanda). While the guides want you to stay at least 20 feet away...More

Thank Ca3ry1947
Reviewed 5 days ago

Golden monkey tracking is a very nice experience and good value for money; the hike is easy, the golden monkeys are really cute and easy to observe as they come down the bamboo stems. Enjoy!

Thank T1743NR
Reviewed 5 days ago

Can't afford $1500 for a one-hour gorilla permit? Have no fear: a permit for the golden monkeys is just $100 - and an amazing experience. I went on a day-trip with Individual Tours. It was $350 and worth it. I also recommend Iby'Iwacu Cultural Village...More

Thank James N
Reviewed 1 week ago

Seeing the gorillas is well worth slogging through the mud for hours on slick trails. They are majestic relatives (share 98 % of our DNA). The high mountain rainforest is so beautiful and awe inspiring. More than a “bucket list” item—a naturalists heaven.

Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the main draw for tourists to come to Rwanda and though there are two more 'active' national parks Volcanoes is the most visited by foreign tourists. Good facilities at park headquarters.

Thank Safariafficionado
Reviewed 1 week ago

Bring your hiking shoes! You are sure to have a pretty good trek up the mountain and 100% guaranteed to see the mountain gorillas. The experience was beyond what I can explain in words. The price just doubled but still worth every penny. The Rwandan...More

Thank Kathrin C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We trekked for Gorillas one day and Golden Monkeys another. The Gorilla Trek was quite long (not technically difficult) at 8 - 10,000 feet. We are older (late 60's) and we were in a group of 4 much younger trekkers. I think they could have...More

1  Thank DCody
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was so amazing to get to see mountain gorillas in the wild. We were always under the supervision of trained park rangers. They made sure we kept a safe distance and didn't interfere with the primates in their routines. We witnessed infants with their...More

Thank Charles F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a very early start for this adventure which was well organised. Lovely guides and porters to carry our rucksacks. The trekking was easier than expected and not as long, but the gorillas were far more rewarding than anticipated, and we were very close...More

Thank Rosannagh D
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31 October 2017|
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Response from LeighAnne712 | Reviewed this property |
Please use USD$. We never changed any money into local currency, and you will have a very hard time changing it back into $ if you do change any. I had a porter for the Golden monkey trek and gave him $10. I also gave... More
17 October 2017|
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Response from DebDavey | Reviewed this property |
Hello, Great work on booking two gorilla treks. I did the same in August thinking I may not see them on the first trek. Had the most incredible experiences on both days. You can do both the golden monkeys and local village... More
12 August 2017|
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Response from Buggedeyed | Reviewed this property |
yes we took the bus and ironically I just finished up a trip report on this. Hopefully this will help. So we just returned from an amazing trip to see the Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda. Thought I would put my two cents in on... More