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Volcanoes National Park reviews

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A dream trip | Un voyage de rêve.

Visited: Jul 2013 Reviewed: Nov 17, 2015

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 experience. Especially in the wake of our trip to QENP, where were our knowledgeable guide helped us spot the tree-climbing lions of Ishasha. An flawless organization that was at our disposable day and night, with expert knowledge of the flora and fauna.
A must-do trip.
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Depuis de nombreuses années nous souhaitions voir les "silver back". C'est KAE qui nous a permis de rréaliser notre rêve.Le guide KAE était d'une gentillesse etd'une disponibilité extraordinaire. Ses connaissances de la faune nous ont permis découvrir cette faune si remarquable que d'autres n'auront peut être pas vue. Quant au gorille, voir ces animaux se rapprocher de nous restera une expérience rare et très émouvante. D'autant que cette visite venait après celle du parc Queen Elizabeth en Ouganca où là aussi les connaisances de notre guide nous a permis de découvrir par exemple les lions arbiricoles de Ishasha. Une organisation sans faille, une disponibilité des tous les instants, des connaissances très complétes. Un voyage à faire

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Magical, must-do experience while in Rwanda

Visited: Jul 2016 Reviewed: Dec 19, 2016

If you are in Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park is a fantastic place easily accessible from Kigali. The mountain gorilla trekking is very well organized, you can do this via a tour agency or on your own. A must-do experience while in Rwanda!

You get to spend an hour with the gorilla family once you locate them. It. Is an experience you will never forget, the hour ... read more

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Fabulous mountain gorilla trekking!

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Visited: Nov 2015 Reviewed: Dec 08, 2016

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

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A once in a lifetime experience

Visited: Nov 2015 Reviewed: Jan 29, 2016

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

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Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park

Visited: Jan 2016 Reviewed: Jan 15, 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

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One of the moments you remember

Visited: Nov 2015 Reviewed: Dec 22, 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

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Worth every penny!

FelixH
Visited: Jun 2014 Reviewed: Jul 24, 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

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Gorillas in the mist

Visited: Apr 2012 Reviewed: Mar 15, 2014

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

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Climb a volcano and you may just stumble on a gorilla or two!

Visited: Apr 2013 Reviewed: Jan 24, 2014

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

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Volcanoes National Park :Trip of a Life time

Visited: Dec 2013 Reviewed: Dec 27, 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.

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Home to the most AMAZING creatures on earth

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Visited: Feb 2011 Reviewed: May 17, 2013

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

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