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Volcanoes National Park

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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.


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.[1]



Flora and fauna


Get in


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
Travel Warning

NOTE: Be sure to confirm the date for which you have reserved a permit. If arrive without a permit for the proper date and if there are permits still available for the day you wanted to trek you will be required to buy a second permit (you can not move the permit from another date to the current date)

Get around


  • Kinigi Cultural Center









Stay safe

Get out

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