Volcanoes National Park Rwanda (Things to do in Volcanoes)

The Complete Guide to Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda. Here you will find the most up-to-date information on the park’s attractions, activities, best times to visit, location, and lodging options. Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is located in northeastern Rwanda and has an area of 160 km2 (62 sq. mi). Activities, Weather, Facts, Map, Hotels, and Gorillas in Volcanoes National Park. Our informative guide to Volcanoes National Park has all you need to know about this stunning park. Here you will find the most up-to-date information on the Park’s attractions, activities, best times to visit, location, and lodging options.

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes

Gorilla Trekking in Volcanoes

Volcanoes National Park is located in northwest Rwanda. It contains five of the Virunga Mountains’ eight volcanoes, notably Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabyinyo, and covers 160 km2 (62 sq mi) of the rainforest. It shares boundaries with the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s Virunga National Park and Uganda’s Mgahinga Gorilla National Park. It is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys and served as a base for primatologist Dian Fossey.

Gorilla Safaris to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Gorillas tours in Rwanda

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 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 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.

Ellen DeGeneres and wife trek Mountain Gorillas in Rwanda

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

Chimpanzee trekking Nyungwe National Park Rwanda

This 6 Days primate trekking safari in Rwanda includes a visit to Volcanoes 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.

Best Time to Visit – Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Details on the Best Time to Visit – Volcanoes National Park Rwanda.

Volcanoes National Park is available all year for Rwanda Gorilla trekking and hiking. Gorilla sightings are practically certain and are not affected by the weather. However, after heavy rain, the routes become quite treacherous, and trekking is undoubtedly easier in the dry season months of June to August, and to a lesser extent in early September, December, and January.

Best Time

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

High Season

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

Low Season

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

Best Weather

From June through August (Least rain)

Worst Weather

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

June to August Dry Season

  • Hiking becomes easier and more enjoyable on drier routes.
  • The sun has a better chance of breaking 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
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