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Get to Know Volcanoes National Park

The park was made famous by the movie Gorillas in the Mist and you can still see mountain gorillas related to those Dian Fossey studied

There are only two places where you can see the endangered mountain gorilla – the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda’s Virunga mountains and Uganda’s Bwindi Impenetrable Forest. It’s easier to get to Volcanoes National Park from Kigali than it is to get to Bwindi from Entebbe, so the shortest, easiest way to see the mountain gorilla is on the Rwandan side of the Virungas.

Gorilla permits are more expensive in Rwanda than Uganda, but what you save on the permit in Uganda you’ll have to spend on accommodation because Bwindi requires an overnight stop from Entebbe.

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Why Volcanoes?

  • 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

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FAQs about Volcanoes

  • Although some of the game parks have become quite overrun with tourists during certain times of the year, there are still many very remote and untouched areas to view games in Africa two examples of this are in Northern Mozambique and Uganda.
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