Volcanoes National Park reviews


  10 reviews

Situated in the northwest corner of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park, or Parc National des Volcans, is one of three parks that encompass the Virunga Mountains. The other two parks to include this chain of nine volcanoes, six of which are still active, are The Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, with DRC possessing the largest portion of land. While it is diffic... ...

10 reviews from our members

Write a review

(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 08, 2016   |   Visited: Nov 2015.
I was fortunate enough to trek the mountain gorillas in two countries and two parks. My first trekking experience was my best. I did Volcanoes and had such a great experience. The trek was more scenic and I felt the guides and rangers were better here. It is more expensive than Bwindi but it also looked like they were doing more to give back to the local communitie... read more

I saw

Mountain gorilla
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
0 people gave this review kudus.

(4/5 stars) Written on: Jan 29, 2016   |   Visited: Nov 2015.
I was fortunate to have the possibility to visit the park at the end of 2015. It was a totally amazing experience.
At first I was really impressed by the country of Rwanda. So different from what I expected. A well-organized country that still had managed to keep the origin.

We stayed at hotel in Musanze and the hotel helped with arranging transportation to th... read more

I saw

Mountain gorilla
Chameleon
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
9 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(5/5 stars) Written on: Jan 15, 2016   |   Visited: Jan 2016.
Volcanoes National Park has 8 habituated groups of gorillas available for daily tracking and up to 8 visitors are allowed per day, for one hour only. Gorilla treks can be over and done with in less than 3 hours or, in adverse circumstances, take 8 or more hours. The guides are well-trained, fluent in English and it's best to make use of the blue uniformed porters, ... read more

I saw

Mountain gorilla
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
11 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(5/5 stars) Written on: Dec 22, 2015   |   Visited: Nov 2015.
This is a really nice place to go. Theo have 12 different gorilla families in the mountains and we visited the amazing Sabyinyo group. Our guide was very good and knowledgeable. Usually they recommend a distance of at least 7 meters to the gorillas but this time the gorilla silver back came up to us very close as you can see on my profile pictures. The weather was ... read more

I saw

Mountain gorilla
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
6 people gave this review kudus.

(4/5 stars) Written on: Nov 17, 2015   |   Visited: Jul 2013.
For a number of years now we've wanted to see the silver back gorilla. It's KAE that allowed us to realize this dream. Our guide was extraordinarily kind and patient. His knowledge of the fauna helped us discover some remarkable animals that others wouldn't have had seen.
As for the mountain gorilla, to see these animals get up close to us is a rare and moving ex... read more
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
6 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(5/5 stars) Written on: Jul 24, 2014   |   Visited: Jun 2014.
Nothing can prepare you for your first sighting of a silverback gorilla. He is HUGE! He could easily rip you limb from limb and you immediately respect and admire this docile creature and wish man were more like his primate cousin.
The trek was tough, and there were leeches and mosquitoes to deal with, but I would do it again in a second, even with the increased p... read more

I saw

Mountain gorilla
Vervet monkey
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
12 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(5/5 stars) Written on: Mar 15, 2014   |   Visited: Apr 2012.
The existence of gorillas in Africa's rain forests has been known for centuries not only in Africa but the whole world. 2000 years back,early records were taken by the sailors that landed from the North African province as they tried to capture some apes in the western lowland and the eastern lowland. in the early 1900, the other specie of the mountain gorillas was... read more

I saw

Mountain gorilla
Vervet monkey
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
11 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(4/5 stars) Written on: Jan 24, 2014   |   Visited: Apr 2013.
Deciding the gorilla trekking was just too expensive for mid-twenties budgets, my travel partner and I decided to do a volcano hike. We chose Bisoke based on our guidebooks review and the tour operator's recommendation. It's the second-easiest hike, but don't let that deceive you because man, is it challenging! The total hike takes about six hours and climbs in ele... read more

I saw

Mountain gorilla
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
10 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:

(4/5 stars) Written on: Dec 27, 2013   |   Visited: Dec 2013.
Volcanoes National Park (Parc National des Volcans) is situated in northwestern Rwanda bordering Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda.

Volcanoes National Park’s main attraction is the mountain gorilla (Gorilla beringei beringei) living in the lush hills within the park.

There are about 10 go... read more

I saw

Mountain gorilla
African buffalo
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
14 people gave this review kudus.
Reviewed by:
** Safari guru **

(5/5 stars) Written on: May 17, 2013   |   Visited: Feb 2011.
If it’s mountain gorillas you want to see, then the Volcanoes Park in Rwanda is where you need to be! I’ll try and keep this brief...even though that’s not usually my forte.

We based ourselves in Ruhengeri (sleeping in a converted convent which was rather sombre) and headed out to the park at first light. Apparently many moons ago one had to hike for hours on en... read more

I saw

Mountain gorilla
Like this review? Go on, give it a kudu!
 
13 people gave this review kudus.
Safari suitability: 6 / 10
Excellent opportunity for gorilla-viewing. Due to the physical demands of a gorilla trekking safari, Volcanoes is recommended for those who are physically capable of trekking in rough conditions.
Enlarge map to see all parks and current weather

What our members think

Quality of wildlife

Crowdedness*

Quality of lodging

Overall rating

See all 10 reviews

Articles about the Volcanoes

Nearby parks and game reserves

Animals you can find

Mountain gorilla
Mountain gorilla
Hyena
Hyena
African buffalo
African buffalo
See a complete list

Getting to Volcanoes

Activities you can do

Bird watching
Bird watching
Cultural / Tribal visits
Cultural / Tribal visits
Photography
Photography
Shopping/markets
Shopping/markets
Trekking
Trekking
Farm visits
Farm visits

Want our reviews on your website

Shortlisted tour operators You can shortlist up to
5 tour operators