The misty air in the Volcanoes National Park creates the perfect setting to experience Rwanda’s district outdoor adventures, world renowned trek of the critically endangered mountain gorillas, the golden monkey trek and a thrilling hike up the volcanoes.
The Volcanoes National Park (VNP), located in the Northern Province of Rwanda, is home to one third of the world’s remaining mountain gorillas. The park’s name and majestic landscape is framed by the five volcanoes it house: Bisoke, Muhabura, Kalisimbi, Sabyinyo and Gahinga.
The VNP is one of Rwanda’s conservation epicenters, home to a number of international organizations and a coveted research ground for primates. Also within the VNP boundaries are the Buhanga Eco Park, a forest holding Rwanda’s most intriguing folklore and the Musanze Caves, formed 62 million years ago after the last estimated volcanic eruption.
“In the heart of Central Africa, so high up that you shiver more than you sweat”, wrote the eminet 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 rare mountain gorilla – and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems, which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and health