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Volcanoes National Park

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Volcanoes National Park is an extraordinary park in Rwanda, full of impressive tropical rainforest and volcanic scenery, trekking, and is perhaps the best place in the world to see the rare mountain gorillas.

Understand

In the heart of Central Africa, so high up that you shiver more than you sweat," wrote the eminent primatologist Dian Fossey, "are great, old volcanoes towering up almost 15,000 feet, and nearly covered with rich, green rainforest - the Virungas". Situated in the far northwest of Rwanda, the Parc des Volcans protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range - home of the rare mountain gorilla - and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath.

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Landscape

Flora and fauna

Climate

Get in

Fees/Permits

Prices to obtain permit for Volcanoes National Park to view Mountain Gorillas (April 2010):

  • Foreign Visitor $500
  • Foreign Resident $250
  • Rwandan Citizen 20,000 Rwandan Francs= roughly $33-$35
  • East African Community Citizen $200
  • East African Community Foreign Resident $300
  • Rwandan Student 2,000 Rwandese Francs = roughly $3.5-$4
  • East African Community Student = $150
  • Foreign Resident Student in Rwanda = $150

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Lodging

Camping

Backcountry

Stay safe

Get out

Luxury Safari Lodges

  • Virunga Safari Lodge, +44 (0)870 870 8480 (, fax: +44 (0)870 870 8481), [1]. Located overlooking the Virunga volcanoes and lakes Ruhondo and Bulera.



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