Volcanoes National Park Rwanda Wildlife describes the African culture, Whether you are an Africa veteran of the savannah or a bypasser, the volcanoes wilderness has a fewer things incomparable and harder to resist, a mule ride into the Savannah down to the bottom of the mountain ranges in the park gives you an authentic taste to the best destination for Mountain Gorillas, best Mountaineering places and the diversified whelm of Uganda wildlife. The volcanoes National Park offers an African taste in the Savannah surrounded by tons of awesome lodges and best campsites in the Park that gives you a memorable Savannah experience watching the sun set or sun rise below the voluminous canyons around the Mountain ranges.
Volcanoes National Park is located in a small village called Musanze Rwanda, previously named as Ruhengeri. Normally it takes 2hours drive to drive from Kigali town to the park, Here it is possible for some events to be done in a single day and you return back to Kigali; Gorilla Trekking can be done in a few minutes.
This Park lies in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. It has the giant mountain Gorillas, and comprises of volcanoes of Virunga mountains i.e. Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo, Karisimbi, Bisoke
The Volcanoes National Park Rwanda also harbors more than 150 bird species including at least 29 endemics to Rwenzori Mountains and the Virungas. This is a good ole fun for bird lovers, a fine pool of Africa’s forest dwellers gives you a sweet taste to enjoy bird watching. Most of our clients prefer including the volcanoes in their Itinerary to sight see at the common species.
Important Activities around Volcanoes National Park
Gorilla Trekking, tracking the Golden Monkeys, Climbing of Karisimbi volcano, Climbing of Bisoke volcano , Tour of the Volcanoes lakes and caves, Visiting the tomb of Dian Fossey, Cultural visits of the Iby’Iwacu cultural village, Visiting the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera, Mount Bisoke volcano hike.
Most interesting there is always an annual event called the Kwita Izina, the baby gorilla naming ceremony which takes place every year during the month of September in Rwanda, It is more fascinating good to see. The park comprises of a variety of tree species, the lower montane forests, Neoboutinia forest. It’s vegetation is characterised by L. lanurensis, Senecio erici-rosenii and Lobelia wollastonii. It covers about 25% of the park. It contains swamps, Secondary thicket, meadows, marshesnand small lakes also occur.
Volcanoes National Park Rwanda Wildlife (Fauna)
As we have seen, the biggest key feature is the gorillas, however there are other mammals like golden monkey, buffaloes, black-fronted duiker, spotted hyenas, the bushbuck and some rare species. A customised Safari can also include mountain climbing to the volcanoes plains.