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“Simply amazing to see the gorillas in the wild!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park
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US$ 4,210.00*
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Gorilla Trekking and Wildlife Game Drives in Rwanda and Burundi
Ranked #1 of 12 things to do in Ruhengeri
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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.
Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“Simply amazing to see the gorillas in the wild!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2012

The gorilla trekking is so well organized and the excitement of being 7 metres (or less) from wild gorillas (human-habituated though they are) is indescribable. The hour with the gorillas will fly by so if you can do it spend two days trekking.

This is one of the greatest highlights of my life. My wife and I were also absolutely delighted by Rwanda. The scenery and weather conditions were perfect for us.

If you ever feel you need to go somewhere to restore your faith in humanity, this is the place. With such a terrible recent past the people are truly inspirational. Good luck Rwanda with your important projects for the future!

Visited February 2012
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Aspen, Colorado
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“awesome”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We enjoyed our entire Rwandan experience and will return.

Visited March 2012
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
“Remarkable place for making lifelong memories”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 March 2012

We had a wonderful time visiting the Volcanoes National Park. Gorilla tracking was the life-punctuating experience we imagined. But we enjoyed Golden Monkey tracking just as much! Far fewer people track the monkeys but it was a great experience - we were surrounded by about 60 animals, got some great photos, and they were lots of fun. It costs $100 and it's a really good idea to support conservation of another species. For visitors to the park, I would recommend that you spend some time seeing the rest of Rwanda also - it is a beautiful and interesting country with a burdensome history and it's worth getting to know the place a bit.

Visited October 2011
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dublin ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“gorrillas”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

The gorrillas are a highlight and a once in a lifetime oportunity. you will need to arrange your own transport to get from either kinigy or Rhuengari up to the park headquarters and then after the groups of people are sorted out your transport will take you on to your location to start treking (ofter a 45 min drive away). The 4x4 will cost you 80 to 100 USD unless you can find someone to share the jeep with you.

Visited February 2012
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Lusaka, Zambia
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“Amazing weekend in Rwanda”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 March 2012

We booked a trip to see the gorillas for a long weekend on a week's notice. AA Safaris based in Uganda were fantastic. The trip was better than expected and the fact that they pulled it together at the last minute was great. The accomodations at Mountain Gorilla View lodge were wonderful and our driver Eric exceeded all expectations. The actual Gorilla trek was a once in a lifetime experience. We specifically asked our driver to talk to the guides so that we could see one of the larger families and the one with the most babies/young once. Our group had 24 gorillas, 9 of which were little ones! And it was an easy hike in. Great experience!!!

Visited March 2012
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