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Why visit the Volcanoes National Park?

Roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas is resident on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas.

Situated in the far northwest corner of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) protects the steep rainforested slopes of the magnificent Virungas mountain range.

Rare mountain gorillas and golden monkeys reside on the slopes of Rwanda’s Virungas, just a 3 hour drive from Kigali International Airport. Roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas is resident on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas.

Track gorillas all year-round. Peak season for tracking is July and August, but travelling outside this time means it’s easier to arrange permits.

Why Visit?

  • Home to the rare mountain gorilla, the Virungas volcanoes span Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo, with the Parc National des Volcans being the >Rwandese element of this ecosystem.
  • Roughly half of the world’s wild population of mountain gorillas is resident on the Rwandan slopes of the Virungas.
  • Located only 3 hours drive from Kigali Airport, the country’s only international Airport.
  • Home to the beautiful golden monkeys

Climate

Summer (October – April)
Min 10ºC (30ºF) – 15ºC (45ºF)

Winter (May- September)
Min 10˚C/30˚F to 15˚C/45˚F

Uganda and Rwanda are both near the Equator. As a result the climate does not change much, this makes both countries all year round destinations.

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