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Park National Des Volcans in Rwanda

“Park National Des Volcans” is located in the heart of Central Africa in the Virunga’s Mountains. The park comprises old volcanoes towering up to almost 15,000 feet, thickly covered in dense green rainforest. The Parc National des Volcans protects the steep slopes of this magnificent mountain range which is home to around 350 rare mountain gorillas. This area was made famous by the work of Diane Fossey to protect the gorillas, immortalised in the film “Gorillas in the Mist”.

Mountain gorilla trekking is undoubtedly the highlight of a visit to this national park. As the trail enters the national park, trekkers are immersed in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colourful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, and littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive populations of buffalo and elephant. Gaps in the forest canopy offer a glimpse of the magnificent peaks which ...

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WHY VISIT Park National Des Volcans

  • Coming face to face with an enormous but gentle mountain gorilla is a life changing experience
  • Visit the rare Golden Monkeys of Rwanda
  • Beautiful forested mountain scenery

ACCOMMODATION IN Park National Des Volcans

There is world class accommodation here in all categories, your choice of hotel, lodge or camp will depend on whether you are after a romantic stay or something more family orientated. Our consultants can guide you on the best options for your budget and aspirations.

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SAMPLE TOURS

Below are some successful itineraries that have worked well for our clients. Please call to check availability or better still let us tailor make your own safari holiday.

Lord of the Forest

Rwanda-Gorilla Trekking

5 days from £1500 for classic accommodation

Wildlife Spectacular

Kenya & Rwanda

8 days from £4201


PLACES TO GO IN Park National Des Volcans

Trek any of the habituated gorilla groups. Your guides will decide which one, based on guest fitness and location of gorilla groups at any particular time.



WHEN IS THE BEST TIME OF YEAR TO GO?

Rwanda has a pleasant tropical highland climate with the lowland areas being much warmer than the highlands. It is possible to visit this park at any time but the trekking is easier in the drier seasons between Mid-December and Mid-March and June to Mid-October. It is still perfectly possible to travel during the wetter months when the scenery can be stunning and the conditions perfect for photography.

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DRY SEASON

Rwanda experiences two dry seasons in which gorilla trekking would be preferable. You can experience light cloud coverage which helps to keep the temperature more comfortable. June, July, August and September is generally considered the best time for gorilla trekking. December through to February is the shorter of the two dry seasons offering another window of opportunity here.

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Rwanda’s longest rainy season starts from around mid-March, lasting through to May. Rains are generally heavy and constant. For another two months in October through to November the rains start once more but for a shorter period.

SHOULDER SEASON

Rwanda only really experiences two types of weather conditions with the rainy season and the dry season.



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