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Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes national park is probably the most popular park in Rwanda. There are so many things to see and enjoy in this park. You can go gorilla trekking, golden monkey tracking, volcano climbing, volcano climbing and hiking, birding, nature walks, cave exploration, visiting Diane Fossey's research camp and so much more.

Extending to Rwanda, Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda the amazing Virunga Volcanoes are some of the most wonderful sights here in East Africa.

Several years ago, Dian Fossey, a researcher wrote that “You are really high up that you shiver even more than you actually sweat!” The rough range of 8 peaks stands really high to 15,000 feet in a number of areas, and five of these peaks are inside Rwanda.

The foothills of each is covered with thick rainforest, that give way to the beautiful montane grassland and moving on higher you will find the alpine moorland.

A 3 day gorilla Trekking safari in Rwanda through this verdant forest will give you the opportunity to come face to face with the peaceful Mountain Gorillas which you will see chewing on bamboo shoots; it is certainly one of the most amazing spectacles on planet earth you will ever see.

Volcanoes National Park has a number of habituated Gorilla families living within its forests, each as attractively chaotic and offering a very memorable experience as the rest of them. However, what you should note is that the time for tracking each of these groups varies from one group to another.

Down the foothills of the Virunga, you will have an opportunity to see the rare Golden Monkeys, a great profusion of colored birds, in addition to elephants plus some buffaloes.

This national park covers a total expanse of 160 square km and it holds Rwanda safari section of the Virunga Mountains, including 6 extinct plus 3 active volcanoes which overlap the national borders of Uganda with Rwanda as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

The fascinating Volcanoes Park is a section of the nearby 433 square kilometer Trans border conservation area which in addition includes the Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda, plus the Mgahinga Gorilla National Park found in Uganda in addition to the

Democratic Republic of Congo's section of the Virunga ranges. Today, these three national parks are managed disjointedly. Birds in Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda. This National Park has a total of 180 species of bird species including the Grauer's rush warbler, 16 Albertine Rift endemic including francolin, Rwenzori batis, Archer's ground robin, collared apalis, Rwenzori double collared sunbird, dusky crimson-wing, red-faced woodland warbler and the Rwenzori turaco. Mountain Gorilla Tracking in Parc National des Volcans, Rwanda.

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