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Volcanoes National Park

#1 of 12 things to do in Ruhengeri Features Animals
Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 788 558 880
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Amazing hike and amazing night view

Apart from the fact that there is a volcano!!!! The stars are incredible here. Now back to the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Phoenix, Arizona
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Amazing Mountain Gorillas and Golden Monkeys

We did three treks into the Virunga Mountains, 2 to see gorilla families and 1 to see golden... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
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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 5 days ago via mobile

Apart from the fact that there is a volcano!!!! The stars are incredible here. Now back to the volcano. It's fun to go to the lookout point during the day but I would definitely stop by the USGS observatory especially at night. You can take...More

Thank alphaotter
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We did three treks into the Virunga Mountains, 2 to see gorilla families and 1 to see golden monkeys. All of these were incredible from the hiking in the dense bamboo forest to actually seeing the amazing, animals very close and personal. Seeing the gorillas...More

Thank VickiGainesvilleVA
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I spent two days trekking at Volcanoes and it was Amazing! We did one day of Gorilla Trekking and one day of Golden Monkey Trekking. Both were wonderful but the Gorilla Trekking was especially memorable. The hike was very difficult. It was...More

Thank Jeff H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great guides and caring porters helped to deliver a truly life changing experience with the gorillas. Free tea and traditional dancing while we waited for our walk to be sorted and only a 20 min walk to the splendid Hirwa family with big silver back,...More

Thank Parkparty2014
Reviewed 1 week ago

Lets face it, anyone going up to see the Gorillas will not be disappointed, unless of course they make the hike and don't see the Gorillas. Some things to think about. We hiked mid July and it was neither muddy nor bug infested. We had...More

Thank Buggedeyed
Reviewed 1 week ago

We went on a Gorilla Trek one day and a Golden monkey Trek the next. The area was well maintained and loved but the locals. The trips were well organised and very informative . Everyone is very protective and proud of the animals, it was...More

Thank maureenc2012
Reviewed 1 week ago

As you have read in all the other rapturous reviews, the experience of gorilla trekking is uplifting and thrilling and spectacular. I agree with all of that. At the same time, one person in our group was quite stricken by altitude sickness. The guide was...More

Thank Andrew W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Booked gorilla trek on my own through the national park. The website was down but I had been in contact with someone via email and I was able to pay and print the permits out from my email. When we got there it was a...More

Thank Shauntrell J
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am glad I controlled myself and didn't steal a baby gorilla to take home! We chose the Pablo family to watch. There were a few babies and they were so cute, rolling downhills all the time. So we had to move to follow them...More

3  Thank nickiBH
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a really unforgettable experience visiting this beautiful park.. as long as u follow the instructions of the guides, you will have a great time..

Thank krishcold
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13 August 2017|
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Response from Saeed S | Reviewed this property |
Hi I am afraid my stay was very short in the area and can not reliably provide you with the information you are asking. But I heard that there are mini buses that go up to the national park regularly but do not take cash and... More
4 August 2017|
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Response from AdventurePhiles | Reviewed this property |
The permits are $1500 each and the company does not lead you. The park guides do. I thought you could purchase on-line. You can for Virunga. But, I we were told Rwanda was sold out for the season when we were there two weeks... More
2 August 2017|
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Response from ellynvb | Reviewed this property |
We used Gorilla Trek Africa and did not have this problem