The Virunga Volcanoes: Strategically located amidst the Commonly known small Switzerland and the land of hills, Uganda and Rwanda are land locked countries in the eastern parts of Africa. Very small countries where you can have unforgettable memories.
Volcanoes National Park is about 15000 feet, covered with very thick rain forest in the north western parts of Rwanda and south western parts of Uganda. Volcanoes National Park borders with the Uganda Mgahinga, Muhavura and sabinyo and the Congo.. The three countries for the Virunga volcanoes National Park in Rwanda share the three country boundery at the top of sabinyo Volcanoe
A home of the endangered mountain gorilla, Volcanoes national park is also a home to mosaic of montane ecosystems. With evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath. Volcanoes National Park also protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range
What to see & Do in Volcanoes National Park
Critically endangered with just a few hundreds left on the planet, coming see these gentle giants in their natural habitat is the best experience someone can ever have in the wild.
A maximum of 88 gorilla permits are on offer each day and are given on a first-come, first-serve basis. Mountain gorilla trekking starts in the morning with assembly at the park headquarters for a briefing about the activity.
Golden monkey trekking.
The volcanoes national park has also golden monkeys besides the mountain gorillas. Unlike the mountain gorilla tracking, tracking monkeys is easy because they are easily found, very affordable, done by all ages can and an awesome experience.
The volcanoes are a series of mountains that go through Rwanda from Uganda to Congo. When hiking in these mountains you get a chance to see Uganda and Congo if you can make it to the top. This also gives an opportunity to see some creator lakes.
Bird watching and view the Dian Fossy tombs.
With over 300 bird species the volcanoes offer quite some unique birds to see. Through the thick trees and rainforest you will come across different bird species.
Dian Fossy spent about three hours daily learning the nature of Gorillas and how they manage to live in harmony with nature. She wrote data that up to date is still being used in the general public. Her grave still exists and people come to pay their respects.
Nature walks In The Volcanoes National Park
A guided walk through the Nyange community will allow you to see how locals work and earn a living. You’ll tour the homes of iron smiths, mat weavers, local banana-beer brewers, and carpenters.
You’ll also witness, and if you choose, partake in the preparation of traditional Rwandan food – and cultural dances with the locals.