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Volcanoes National Park

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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...more
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Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The golden monkey trekking is an easy tour; really relaxing after two quite exhausting days on mount Bisoke and biking to the Twin Lakes. Depending on where the golden monkeys actually are it is a walk between 30 and 60. When the rangers find the...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Claudia D
Reviewed 3 days ago

Fantastic place just incredible wildlife and scenery. I will definitely return I highly recommend as a place to visit.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank C5445XJjeffw
Reviewed 1 week ago

Fun time with these monkeys and mostly would do it again. It’s a small treek and worth all the money you spend. They are friendly and love people.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank TonyTiger19
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did gorilla tracking in both Uganda and Rwanda. They were very similar experiences and both amazing and not to be missed. For the money, I would recommend tracking in Uganda. Regardless of location, your experience can vary quite a bit, from a short trek...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank KilburnPost
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Sad to see such a place is operated by state employee with no customer care feeling, nonschedule and “king’s attitude “ 1. I came to visit them on Sunday at 2pm: office closed while should be opened till 3!!! I was told to go down...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Gaetanalix
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Go, go, go!!! The Rwandan guides are professional, knowledgeable and proud of their work. The Gorillas are simply awe-inspiring and it's a privilege to be in their presence--even if only for an hour!

Date of experience: December 2018
1  Thank Africasavvy
Reviewed December 11, 2018

The best place to be in Rwanda. I hiked Busoke volcano, very easy to do in one day, wear water proof hiking boots or wellingtons as the hike can be muddy and slippery as the place rains a lot. Carry rain jackets. I didn't see...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JacqueW41
Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

This trip has been truly spectacular. Everything was well organised. Our guides, Eugene and Emmanuel were very knowledgable and witty, filling us with facts and stories on the Agashya gorilla family that we visited. Our porters were also very helpful as we went through muddy...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed December 3, 2018 via mobile

Visiting gorillas in their natural habitat turned out to be one of the most fascinating experiences in our entire lifetime. The trek is very well organized, with a briefing to start and additional briefings along the way to help you understand how to approach (or...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed November 23, 2018 via mobile

We had a great experience trekking both the golden monkey on the first day and mountain gorillas on the second. Well run and organized, Francis our guide was informative and friendly and the porters very helpful! Brilliant experience and hope to be back again one...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Eli V
January 9, 2019|
Response from odyekfred5 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, thanks for for Karisimbi, we recommend two days to hike this mountain, it is only Bisoke that can be hiked in one day, but for the case of Karisimbi, it needs two days. You start your hike in the morning, meaning you... More
August 22, 2018|
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Response from virungaprograms | Reviewed this property |
hey you can do karisimbi hiking 4507m the highest point in country its amazing things to do you will spent 1 night in the park
August 14, 2018|
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Response from odyekfred5 | Reviewed this property |
Hey, the permit is 1500 dollars, contact Rwanda Eco Company and Safaris, they will help you out