Volcanoes National Park is situated in Northwestern Rwanda and is one of the country’s most popular
tourist destinations.
This park offers chances for tourists to catch a rare glimpse of the gorillas.
Beyond gorillas, Volcanoes National Park offers some of the country’s most spectacular scenery and diverse vegetation. It is part of the Virunga Conservation Area and covers more than 125 sq km including five extinct volcanoes; Muhabura, Sabinyo, Gahinga, Karisimbi, and Bisoke. The latter three can be climbed during one or two-day treks.
Against this backdrop, tourists can hike through the lush bamboo and hygienic rainforest, open grassland and swamp of the Volcanoes National Park to discover golden monkeys, bush duiker, buffalo and spotted hyenas among others.
Volcanoes national park became famous as the research base of the late American primatologist Dian Fossey. The park continues to uphold its reputation as a destination for unrivaled wildlife encounters.
The park has a modern museum that was constructed in memory of the late Dian Fossey.