Volcanoes National Park
The Volcanoes National Park is the Rwandan section of the great volcanic massif called the Virunga Mountains that straddles the borders of Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. Home to the endangered mountain gorillas and sheltering five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains, this is one of the last natural habitat for mankind's closest relatives.
Why Volcanoes National Park?
Different wildlife species inhabit the Volcanoes National Park and at the centerpiece of attraction are the mountain gorillas where there are currently about 300 in the park. Tracking to see the Mountain Gorillas is an adventurous and a memorable opportunity that leaves reminiscences of the entire expedition. A face to face encounter with these Giant Apes is such a wonderful and exciting moment that cannot be easily described or explained. Other wildlife includes also the endangered golden monkey found in the Afromontane and Bamboo forest towards the foot of the Volcanoes National Park. Elephants and buffaloes also exist in the park while over 180 recorded bird species are endemic to Rwenzori and Virunga Mountains.