Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda – Travel Guide

Definitive Guide on Volcanoes National Park in northwestern Rwanda, Covers 160 km2 (62 sq mi). Volcanoes Park: Weather, Facts, Map, Hotels, Gorillas.

Our Informative guide on Volcanoes National Park is all you need to know about this beautiful park. here we give you the latest information on the attractions, activities, best time, location and accommodation facilities around the park.

Volcanoes Park is a national park in northwestern Rwanda. It covers 160 km2 (62 sq mi) of rainforest and encompasses five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, namely KarisimbiBisokeMuhaburaGahinga, and Sabyinyo. It borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. It is home to the mountain gorilla and the golden monkey and was the base for the primatologist Dian Fossey.

Best Time to Visit – Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Detailed information about the Best Time to Visit – Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park is open for Rwanda Gorilla trekking and hiking throughout the year. Sightings of gorillas are almost guaranteed and don’t depend on the weather.

However, the trails become very slippery in heavy rain and hiking is definitely easier in the Dry season months, from June to August, and to a lesser extent in early September, December and January.

Best Time

June to early September (It is drier and trails are easier to hike)

High Season

June to September (Permits may sell out and lodges charge higher rates)

Low Season

March, April, October and November (These are the peaks of the rains)

Best Weather

June to August (Least rain)

Worst Weather

March and April (Most rain, forest trails are slippery)

June to August Dry Season

  • Drier trails make hiking easier and pleasant
  • The sun is more likely to break through the clouds
  • Gorilla trekking is easier
  • It is hard to obtain the limited gorilla trekking permits in the high season
  • Lodges might be full and charge more

September to May Wet Season

  • Gorilla permits are easier to obtain
  • Lodges might have discounted rates
  • The rain doesn’t diminish the experience of seeing the gorillas
  • Rain can make forest trails challenging
  • It might rain for days

Volcanoes Park Rwanda – Popular Gorilla Trekking Tour Packages 

Short Rwanda Safaris Tours – Best Rwanda Safari Holidays Packages

Gorillas tours in Rwanda

2 Day Gorilla Trek Rwanda Safari
Have a memorable Gorilla tour with our 2 Day gorilla trek Rwanda from Kigali. This 2 Day Rwanda Gorilla tour is a short gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda to Volcanoes Park. Volcanoes Park or Parc Nationale des Volcans (PNV).

Volcanoes National Park Gorillas in Rwanda

4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari
4 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari is a Gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda best planned for travelers who would want to have a double Gorilla tracking experience. Double Gorilla trekking is trekking gorillas twice on different days.

Golden Monkey trekking in Volcanoes National Park

5 Days Rwanda Safari
5 Days Rwanda safari Primate tracking and Gorilla trekking tour is a trip to the best primate habitats of Rwanda. This 5 days safari in Rwanda takes you to Volcanoes National Park for Gorilla trekking and to Nyungwe Forest National Park for chimpanzee tracking. 

Ellen DeGeneres and wife trek Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

3 Day Gorilla Safari Rwanda
This 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla Safari from Kigali is best for Gorilla trekking in Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. A Rwanda Gorilla permit costs US$ 1500 each. On this 3 Days Rwanda Gorilla tour you visit Volcanoes Park.

Long Rwanda Tours Safari Packages 

Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe National Park Rwanda

This 6 Days primate trekking safari in Rwanda includes a visit to Volcanoes National Park for gorilla trekking and Nyungwe Forest.

Eastern rhino in Akagera National Park Rwanda Wildlife viewing

6 Days Rwanda Wildlife and Gorilla Safari is an ultimate safari in Rwanda with Game drives in Akagera National Park and Gorilla trekking.

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Nyungwe national Park Rwanda

On this 8 Days Rwanda Safari you will experience offers the best eight days in Rwanda with Gorilla trekking, Chimpanzee tracking and Wildlife tour.

Canopy Walk in Nyungwe Forest National Park

7 Days Rwanda Safari, Primates and Wildlife Tour is a comprehensive itinerary of a wildlife, Gorilla trekking and chimpanzee tracking safari.

beautiful Lake Kivu in Rwanda

10 Days Rwanda Safari offers the best gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking and Wildlife tour in Rwanda with a Kigali city tour, canopy walk and visit to Lake Kivu.

nyungwe Park canopy walk

9 Days Rwanda Safari offers the best gorilla trekking, chimpanzee tracking and Wildlife tour in Rwanda. 9 Days Rwanda tour to Nyungwe Forest National Park.

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