Activities in Volcanoes National Park
Activities in Volcanoes National Park are the park ventures that a traveler can engage in to complete their safari tours like Gorilla Trekking, Nature Walks, Cultural tours and much more. Volcanoes National Park is one of the most rewarding National parks that tourists on their Rwanda tour can visit. The park is famous for its Rwanda Mountain Gorillas however it also has a variety of tourism activities and attractions that tourists can engage in to make their experience at the park memorable. The park is located in Rwanda, in the districts of Burera, Musanze, Rubavu, and Nyabihu.
Tourists interested in participating in the activities of the park will have to access the National Park and because of good transport networks and means of transport accessing the park is quite easy and worth it. From Kigali city, the park is 130 kilometers and this will take the tourists 2 hours to reach it, from Gisenyi which is 76 kilometers from the park, tourists will take one hour and thirty minutes making it relatively fast and easy for tourists in Gisenyi and from Musanze it takes 23 minutes for tourists. The different towns and cities that you will pass through to reach volcanoes national park can be visited on the Rwanda city tours which will offer amazing experiences because you will see a number of attractions in the different cities.
Volcanoes National Park Rwanda has gained popularity worldwide not only because of its mountain gorillas that can be seen during the Rwanda gorilla tours which will offer amazing experiences to make your Rwanda tour a memorable one for you but also because of a number of activities that can be participated in while they visit the park
Gorilla Trekking: Gorilla trekking is the most famous activity in the park because of the fact that it involves trekking the endangered mountain gorillas that can be found on the slopes of the Virunga Mountains. The activity involves tourists hiking the Virunga Mountains to meet the different gorilla families on the different slopes of the mountains. Through the hikes, spectacular views of a number of attractions can be seen for instance the numerous bird species like, that can be seen in the trees, a number of primate species like the black and white colobus monkeys, the golden monkeys can also be seen in the bamboo trees which gives off an amazing time while trekking to the mountain gorillas.
On reaching the gorillas, you spend one hour with them which is quite a rewarding activity because you get to spend time with them understanding the different ways while in the wild like their co-existence with one another, feeding patterns among other activities. Interested in participating in the activity, then you should put in mind things to consider while on a Rwanda tour in order to have an amazing time in Rwanda. You should also know the gorilla trekking guidelines, what to wear which can be seen at gorilla trekking in Rwanda.
Golden Monkey Trekking: Golden monkey trekking is among the many activities that can be carried out in volcanoes national park. Golden monkeys are endemic to the Albertine Rift in the Virunga Mountains and these can only be found in Volcanoes national park and Mgahinga national park and recently there have been few sightings in Nyungwe national park but it has not yet been proven to be true. Therefore if one is interested in golden monkey trekking in Rwanda, then they should visit volcanoes national park. With Rwanda golden monkey trekking, you will find out the facts about golden monkeys
Hiking Dian Fossey’s Tomb: You can visit volcanoes national park and leave without participating in the Dian Fossey tomb hike. Dian Fossey is very significant in the conservation of mountain gorillas in Rwanda and the world at large because her activities in the conservation of the mountain gorillas have spearheaded different gorilla funds, for instance, the Dian Fossey fund which focuses on the conservation of the mountain gorillas in their natural habitat. Dian Fossey was a primatologist who focused on protecting the mountain gorillas from the poachers that were killing the gorillas for their products. she established the Karisoke research station where she cared for the gorillas that were hurt in the arms of the poachers, she also carried out research on the gorillas in order to understand more about them she had a very great connection with the primates, but unfortunately she was murdered by an unknown person and she was buried at the gorilla cemetery where a number of her gorilla friends where buried. You can visit the park and hike to Dian Fossey’s grave and on your way, you can see a number of attractions like the golden monkeys,
Virunga Mountains Hike: While in volcanoes national park, you should participate in the Virunga Mountains hike which will offer amazing views and attractions. The different virunga mountains such as mount sabyinyo, mount Gahinga, mount karisimbi, mount Bisoke, and Mount Muhabura will offer amazing views while on top of the mountains. While hiking the virunga mountains, you will see a number of attractions like numerous bird species like Archers ground robin, red-faced woodland warbler, Ruwenzori double collared sunbird, Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, handsome francolin, strange weaver like Archers ground robin, red-faced woodland warbler, Ruwenzori double collared sunbird, Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, handsome francolin. You will see a number of gorilla families that can be seen in the bamboo trees along the different virunga mountains among other attractions.
Birding: Volcanoes national park is a birder paradise with over 178 bird species that can be seen once you carry out the activity among the bird species that can be seen include; Archers ground robin, red-faced woodland warbler, Ruwenzori double collared sunbird, Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, handsome francolin, strange weaver like Archers ground robin, red-faced woodland warbler, Ruwenzori double collared sunbird, Collared Apalis, Ruwenzori turaco, handsome francolin and so on.
Cultural Encounters: Visit the Ibyiwacu people to have an insight of the Rwandan culture, the Ibyiwacu people who will entertain you with a number of activities like beer making, cultural dances, millet grinding, cultural skits, plays, making of herbal medicine and so on. The Ibyiwacu people will keep you entertained making your volcanoes national park tour and amazing tour.
Twin Lake of Burera & Ruhundo: The twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo can be accessed after the hike on mount Muhabura. The lakes were formed as a result of the volcanic eruption. At the lakes, you be able to participate in a number of activities like; canoeing, fishing, visiting the different islands on the lakes among other activities that will keep you engaged so that you have an amazing time.