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Volcanoes National park-Rwanda
3. Volcanoes National park-Rwanda
Convincing reasons for choosing Volcanoes national park as your tourism destination
Are you wondering where to go when you travel to Rwanda, what you can see or even what to do? Volcanoes National park has got you covered. The park has got a high concentration of mountain gorillas as the main attraction, but also habitats other attractions like golden monkeys, bird species, community tours, Dian fossey Grave and others. A combination of these activities will surely make your safari to Rwanda a long story to tell.
Below are the must-see attractions when have a safari to Volcanoes National park
These are the main attraction at the national park. The park habituates 10 gorilla groups for tourists to see and one group was set for research and its where the Kwita Izina baby gorilla naming ceremony is done. Among the gorilla groups include- Titus family, Susa group, Karisimbi group and Amahoro group, Amahoro group, Umubano group, Agashya group, Sabyinyo group, Kwitonda group, Ugenda group, Hirwa group, and Bwenge group. Due to this number of gorilla groups, the park issues out 18 permits per each day. Enjoy the gorilla trekking experience which involves searching for the mountain gorillas from their habitats- rainforests with the skilled guides. After allocating them, a traveler is allowed to spend some good time with them for about an hour and find out more about their lives like the feeding habits, sleeping habits and also take some pictures with them.
This is the second attraction at the park after the giant mountain gorillas. These creatures- golden monkeys can only be met in two national parks in the whole world that is Volcanoes National park in Rwanda and in Mgahinga National park in Rwanda. Experience the best feeling of golden monkey trekking by booking a trekking permit at a cost of $100.
This is one of the must-see attractions in case one visits the republic of Rwanda. Genocide history reflects the massive killing of people belonging to the ethnic groups of Tutsi and Hutu. The incident of genocide took the lives of over 800,000 people in just 100 days. So the genocide site is where the remains of some people were kept.
Explore the twin lakes of Burere and Ruhondo located in the center of the park. Enjoy a boat ride on these lakes and get a clear view of the national park and other neighboring communities.
For the birders, here is a great opportunity where you are going to spot different bird species while having a boat ride on the twin lakes of Burere and Ruhondo and also when having a guided nature walk through the rainforests of the park. The park is a home to a numerous bird including the endemic birds like African green broadbill, Kivu ground thrush, Lagden’s bush-shrike and others.
Situated in the heart of Volcanoes national park, Musanze caves are a must see during a safari to Rwanda. These caves were officially recognized as Rwanda’s tourism products in 2013 and a visited when one has a tour in Volcanoes national park. Musanze caves are believed to be as a result of volcanic eruption decades ago.
Accommodation of Volcanoes national park.
Volcanoes national park has a well-established accommodation facility suitable to everyone’s budget that is ranging from budget, mid-range and luxury suites. Among them include; Sabyinyo silverback lodge, Mountain Gorillas’ nest lodge, Five volcanoes Boutique hotel, Faraja hotel, Best view hotel, Da Vinci gorilla lodge, Mountain gorilla view lodge, Gorilla solution lodge and many different others.
How to reach to Volcanoes national park
Volcanoes national park is located in a village called Musanze previously known as Ruhengeri in Rwanda. The area can be accessed by both road and air transport. The journey from Kigali the capital of Rwanda to the park takes about 2 hours.
Make your safari more interesting and memorable by planning it with the skilled tour operators who have more knowledge about the Volcanoes National park and the republic of Rwanda at large.