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Volcanoes National Park

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Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
+250 788 558 880
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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 Kigali, the park is a central location for exploring some distinctly Rwandan experiences. While a visit to the mountain gorillas is often at the top of visitor, the dramatic landscape also offers thrilling hiking and visits to the fascinating golden monkeys.
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Musanze | Kinigi, Ruhengeri, Rwanda
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"gorilla family"
in 105 reviews
"once in a lifetime"
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"mountain gorillas"
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"bucket list"
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"amazing experience"
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"stinging nettles"
in 58 reviews
"gardening gloves"
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"bamboo forest"
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"susa group"
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"golden monkey trek"
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"worth every penny"
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"their natural habitat"
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"hiking boots"
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"gorilla experience"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

The hike to the monkeys was not difficult or long. We were just there June 17th during the dry season. I could imagine that same hike being awful in the rainy season. There doesn't seem to be an age requirement- I heard from some that...More

Thank vanna563
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided to hike Mt. Bisoke instead of visiting the gorillas given how expensive it now is. However, our visit to the park and interactions with the rangers was wonderful. They escorted us on our hike, which was a very reasonable $75 pp to hike...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The experience was unique, moving and multi-sensory. The staff and guides at the National Park are well-trained, knowledgeable and distressingly fit (make sure you are prepared for high altitude climbing - some coast-dwellers may be left breathless in at least two ways). The interaction with...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were completely taken aback by the beauty of Musazne. Totally stunning place. We met the warmest people and enjoyed our nature hike in the park. Our guide was charming and well informed and very patient with us as we ascended the hills. Couldn’t recommend...More

Thank Cilmnc
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This park is probably mostly known as one of very few places where visitors can see gorillas in the wild, but those tours are very expensive while not very physically demanding. Another option is a very hard hike to Mt Beseny and it's very affordable....More

Thank heckfy
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I’d waited my whole life to go to see the mountain gorillas in Rwanda, and as our trip was quite a spur-of-the-moment decision, (after seeing Mr Attenborough do a talk here in Sydney, I simply was not waiting any longer!) we only had a couple...More

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Reviewed April 30, 2018

The most famous destination in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park has become synonymous with mountain gorilla tracking safaris and no visit to the country would be complete without visiting these majestic primates

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Reviewed April 15, 2018 via mobile

It was cool to see the lava. We did a helicopter tour the day before of another volcano so we got to see a ton more. I wouldn't drive all the way here from the Kona area just for this but if you do s...More

Thank Ryan_Norris1776
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Reviewed April 8, 2018 via mobile

Great walk and we were lucky enough to see a family of gorillas. But it was very strenuous and steep, with wet season rain making the descent extremely muddy and slippery. We are reasonably fit walkers, but the ascent and descent both took four hours...More

Thank David H
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Reviewed March 31, 2018

The hike is extremely difficult and I would not advise any person to try the hike if you are unfit. You might have to turn back mid-way which will be very disappointing however if you are fit but an amateur hiker you can make it...More

3  Thank Faraz G
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Allegra F
January 21, 2018|
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Response from Safariafficionado | Reviewed this property |
It is a requirement and in any case highly recommended to book a guide in advance. At that stage, from experience, I would also request a separate porter to carry the backpack and especially additional water. It can be a... More
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rafaest
January 13, 2018|
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Response from Ian B | Reviewed this property |
It’s very easy and cheap to take the bus from Kigali. It’s about 3 hours.
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BG4416
October 31, 2017|
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Response from Lori A | Reviewed this property |
US dollars. We gave $25 to our porter. $20 to head guide (as many people were tipping him), $10 to rangers who protected us, $10-15 to each of the trackers who go out early in the morning and find gorillas. It is super... More
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