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Volcanoes national park

Volcanoes national park

To the north lies the most famous destination in Rwanda Volcanoes National Park which has become synonymous with mountain gorilla tracking safaris and no visit to
the country would be complete without visiting these majestic primates.

It includes Rwanda’s highest point; Mount Karisimbi 4507m
and two active volcanoes, Mount Nyiragongo and Mount Nyamuragira.
The massif which covers 8000km encompassing six active and three extinct volcanoes is a home to around half of the world’s precious mountain gorilla. This makes Rwanda probably the best place in Africa for a tracking safari.

Volcanoes national parks headquarters are based in the nearby village of Kinigi the
administrative centre for permits and the place where all visitors gather in the morning for briefings before starting on their gorilla treks.

It is important to note that issuing gorilla tracking permits is strictly regulated in Volcanoes National Park so it is advisable to plan your trip ahead, particularly if you want to travel to Rwanda in busy period between June and September.

There are other several tourist sites and opportunities in the park and surrounding area.one gets a chance to climb to Mount Bisoke or even hike to the summit
of Karisimbi mountain the 5th highest mountain of Africa.

Within the area there are a number of community based tourism experiences on offer. For example visiting villages, an ethno botany tour, fishing with local fish men or simply enjoying the breath taking scenery of the area.

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