Volcanoes National Park

Spending time with mountain gorillas is a true bucket list experience! Volcanoes National Park is home to about half the world’s mountain gorillas, making Rwanda a top choice for a gorilla safari. As for the setting, it’s remarkably beautiful; the steep slopes covered in dense tropical rainforest. But don’t limit yourself to gorilla trekking as Rwanda has many other highlights worth exploring; it’s also a safe and welcoming country with friendly people and a growing tourism industry.

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Highlights in Volcanoes National Park

  • Sitting up close to mountain gorillas
  • Forest hikes and waterfalls
  • Spectacular mountain scenery
  • Chimpanzee trekking
  • Golden monkey trekking
  • Excellent birding

Featured Accommodation

Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

The lodge is only minutes away from the headquarters of the Parc National des Volcans from where you can experience gorilla trekking. The magnificent Mountain Gorillas are the drawcard here. This Rwandan lodge has 5 double cottages, 2 suites and 1 family suite. Each building has handmade terracotta tile roofs…

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One&Only Gorilla’s Nest

Set in the foothills of the breath-taking Virunga volcano range, One&Only Gorilla’s Nest offers superlative room and suite accommodation as a base for a once-in-a-lifetime personal encounter with the rare and free-roaming mountain gorilla. There is easy access to Volcanoes National Park, home to a rainforest that supports an abundance…

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Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge has 6 woven villas, perched like weaver birds’ nests on the steep forested slopes bordering Volcanoes National Park. When the lodge opened in 2017, it added a new level of luxury to the Volcanoes region. Each spacious villa has a modern interior, brightened by splashes of vibrant green….

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Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Singita Kwitonda Lodge is a luxurious Lodge in Rwanda that combines Singita’s high levels of service, attention to detail, and passion for conservation. The lodge sits on a 178- acre piece of land on the edge of the well known Volcanoes National Park, offering some of the most breathtaking views…

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Singita Kataza House

Singita Kataza House is a secluded and contemporary exclusive-use sanctuary on the edge of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. It enjoys surroundings of wetlands and green meadows with incredible views of the Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyino Mountains. While completely private, the villa is adjacent to sister property, Singita Kwitonda Lodge. With…

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Featured Tours in Volcanoes National ParkDiscover our tailor-made tours

Gorillas in the Mist in Rwanda

Follow in Diane Fossey’s footsteps! This 4-day gorilla safari is a great add-on for those travelling to East Africa and want to see Rwanda. You will have the option of going on a gorilla trek in the magical Volcanoes National Park or see other primates like the Golden Monkeys. …

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Rwandan Adventure

Explore Rwanda’s rich culture and wildlife in 11 days. Nights are starrier in Rwanda as the lion’s roar in Akagera National Park. Cloudy days, more exciting when trekking for a glimpse of the Silverback Gorilla. Afternoons, more relaxing with One&Only’s spa treatments by the infinity pool.

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Other regions in RwandaExplore

Cyangugu

Formerly known as Shangugu, the town of Cyangugu rests at the southernmost tip of Lake Kivu in Rwanda, overlooking the DRC’s town of Bukavu. There’s not much action in Cyangugu, but it’s a great place to relax for a day or two before (or after) exploring nearby Nyungwe National Park, a…

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Akagera National Park

When peace was restored to Rwanda after the 1994 genocide, many returning refugees turned to the forests for their own survival. They used the timber to re-build houses and the savannah was used to feed their livestock, resulting in a loss of biodiversity. But in 2010, African Parks took over the…

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Nyungwe Forest National Park

The Nyungwe Forest is one of Africa’s oldest rainforests and situated in the south-western corner of Rwanda. Spreading over 1000sq, Nyungwe Forest National Park is populated with dense forests of old mahoganies, orchids, and unique epiphytes. It’s a beautiful and magical place!
This mountain region is famous for its chimpanzees as…

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Kigali

Kigali is the capital city of Rwanda in East Africa. Located almost in the middle of the country, Kigali is home to around 1.1 million people.
Famous for its ‘umuganda’ concept – this is probably the cleanest city you’ll ever visit! On the last Saturday of every month, one person in…

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