Difference between revisions of "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.
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.
Flora and fauna
Foreign Visitor $500 Foregin Resident $250 Rwandese Citizen 20,000 Rwandese Francs= roughly $33-$35 East African Community Citizen $200 East African Community Foreign Resident $300 Rwandese Student 2,000 Rwandese Francs = roughly $3.5-$4 East African Community Student = $150 Foreign Resident Student in Rwanda = $150