Volcanoes National Park


The Volcanoes National Park was first gazetted in 1925, as a small area bounded by Karisimbi, Bisoke and Mikeno Volcanoes, intended to protect the gorillas from poaching. It was the very first National Park to be created in Africa and currently one of the most popular with gorilla trekking being the most popular activity here.

There are many activities to be enjoyed in this area apart from Gorillas Trekking in the Volcanoes National Park. This area is home to numerous caves, a number of cultural and community Tourism initiatives as well as being an excellent location for bird watching.

For the sport enthusiast there are a number of hiking trails in the majestic Virunga Mountains or you can enjoy cycling the area, boating on the twin lakes or even try your hand at fishing.

Accommodation used by The Tourist Centre
Virunga Lodge – Luxury

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