Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park is one of the major reasons for a safari to Rwanda. This park is located in the north western part of the nation and covers a total area of 160 square kilometers.
Its home to a diverse range of Wildlife species including Mountain Gorillas and five of the eight Virunga volcanoes.
This Park is beautiful and its chain of majestic Mountains span altitudes between 2400m and 4507m.
These volcanoes are Mount Karisimbi, Muhabura, Gahinga, Sabyinyo and Bisoke. Of the five volcanoes, Karisimbi is the tallest standing at 4507m high.
Apart from that, this Park consists of tropical rainforests, bamboo forests, Swampy areas, Savannah and grasslands. Volcanoes’ grand habitat is the reason for the abundant Wildlife species that call it home.
Adding to Mountain Gorillas, Volcanoes shelters species like Primates (Golden monkeys, Colobus monkeys, baboons and more), wild animals, reptiles, insect species and multiple bird species.
Gorilla trekking is the main highlight for most customized safaris to this land of the a thousand hills, but there are other activities you can enjoy.
From Kigali you can get to Volcanoes by Car. It requires about 1-2 hours to complete the 12km journey by Car (Kigali – Kinigi).
If not road tourists get to Volcanoes by plane. Private charters start from Kigali airport to an airstrip in Kinigi on request.