Volcanoes National Park, nestled in the northwestern region of Rwanda, is a sanctuary of unparalleled beauty and significance. This protected area is not only Rwanda’s most visited park but also its crown jewel, attracting travelers from across the globe. Within its lush expanse, a magnificent spectacle unfolds as it hosts eleven habituated gorilla families, inviting tourists to embark on an extraordinary adventure year-round.
The landscape of Volcanoes National Park is a magnificent tapestry that comprises tropical rainforests, bamboo zones, and the towering presence of dormant volcanoes. These majestic volcanic mountains, including Muhavura, Gahinga, Sabyinyo, Bisoke, and Karisimbi, provide a breathtaking backdrop for the incredible encounters awaiting visitors.
At the heart of this park reside the endangered mountain gorillas, their charismatic presence beckoning travelers to undertake the exhilarating experience of gorilla tracking. This awe-inspiring journey is a dream come true for wildlife enthusiasts and adventurers alike, as the chance to observe these remarkable creatures in their natural habitat is a profound and unforgettable encounter.
As you plan your journey to this enchanting land, it’s important to note that Volcanoes National Park does not have a major airstrip in close proximity. Nevertheless, the magic of fly-in safaris is still within reach. Clients can access Volcanoes National Park via charter helicopter flights that have the capability to land near the lodges situated in proximity to the park.
Travelers can arrange charter helicopter flights by chartering their own helicopters into Rwanda or opting for the services provided by Akagera Aviation. Trek Africa Expeditions stands ready to assist in booking helicopter flights from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park, ensuring a seamless mountain gorilla tracking experience.
The excitement of gorilla tracking begins with the break of dawn, typically after a hearty breakfast. Clients are then transported to the Kinigi Park headquarters, where they gather with fellow adventurers. Here, an essential briefing takes place, and allocation to specific gorilla groups occurs before setting off on the journey into the mountains to seek out the magnificent mountain gorillas.
Another remarkable experience awaiting visitors to Volcanoes National Park is the opportunity to track the enchanting golden monkeys. After enjoying a morning meal at your residence, you are chauffeured to the Kinigi Park headquarters. Here, you will join other eager travelers for a briefing and allocation of golden monkey groups. This prepares you for the exciting adventure of tracking golden monkeys within the same captivating region where mountain gorillas also reside.
During your remarkable journey through Volcanoes National Park, you can expect a luxurious and comfortable stay at various high-end lodges, including:
Rwanda opens its arms to tourists throughout the year. However, the best time to visit is often during the dry months of June to August and December to February. These months are characterized by less rainfall compared to the wetter periods of March to May and September to November.
Embrace the spirit of adventure, witness the magnificence of mountain gorillas, and be captivated by the wonders of Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. Fly-in Rwanda gorilla safaris are your gateway to an extraordinary encounter with these incredible creatures in their natural habitat. For further details and booking assistance, turn to Trek Africa Expeditions and embark on a journey you’ll treasure for a lifetime.