Welcome to Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park, which runs along the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda, is home to the Rwandan section of the Virungas. Comprising five volcanoes, the Virungas are utterly spellbinding and few would argue that this is not one of the most exciting national parks in Africa. Of all the extraordinary sights and attractions around the Virungas, the one that really draws people here... Read More

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Volcanoes National Park activities

$4856.25 Multi-day & Extended Tours

15-Day Tour of Uganda and Rwanda Wildlife

Day 1: Airport pick upOur Tour guide assigned to you picks you up from the airport and takes you to the hotel or residence you are staying the first nightDay 2: Murchison Falls National Park (B/L/D)Go north from Kampala to Murchison Falls National Park driving through the plains of Nakasongola, then stop in the town of Masindi for lunch. You will continue to check in at Murchison River lodge with dinner and overnight Day 3: White Nile River (B/L/D)Have an early morning game drive that assures you of the best time to spot wild animals. After the boat cruise, experience a hike to the top of the falls. Day 4: Fort Portal - Kibale Forest (B/L/D)This drive is incredibly scenic, going through tea plantations and lush green countryside which characterizes so much of Uganda. Walk around Fort Portal, visit the local market, or eat some local food like matoke (green cooked banana). You will then check in at primates lodge for dinner and overnightDay 5: Swamp walk (B/L/D)Today you will experience some serious monkey business. Kibale National Park boasts the highest number of primate species in the world, including chimpanzees. Approximately 5,000 chimpanzees live in the wild in Uganda, which makes it a perfect place to spot themDay 6: Queen Elizabeth (B/L/D)Relax at the lodge, have a game drive in Queen Elizabeth National ParkDay 7: Katwe Salt Lake (B/L/D)Search for wildlife in Queen Elizabeth National Park to see elephants, buffalo, lions, waterbucks, leopards, Uganda kobs, and warthogsDay 8: Ishasha Bwindi Impenetrable National Park (B/L/D)Queen Elizabeth National Park. This area is called Ishasha, and is famous for its tree-climbing-lionsDay 9: Gorilla (B/L/D)Bwindi Impenetrable forest for mountain gorilla and chimpanzee trackingDay 10: Mgahinga (B/L/D)Mgahinga National Park, one of the smallest national parks in Uganda. Dinner and overnight at the lodgeDay 11:  Volcanoes in Rwanda (B/L/D)Cross the border to Rwanda and check in at Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda. You will eat lunch on the way to this national park, and arrive in the eveningDay12: Gorilla (B/L/D)Transfer to the Volcanoes headquarters for a briefing about endangered mountain gorillas, volcanoes and enter into the tropical rain forest searching for the mountain gorillasDay13: Kigali (B/L/D)Drive to Kigali, reaching the city early for a tour of Kigali where you will visit Nyamata church, local markets, and the Genocide Museum, among others Day14: Bunyonyi (B/L/D)Transfer to Bunyonyi over land, scenic views and the boat cruise as the sun setsDay15: Airport for departure

$3994 Multi-day & Extended Tours

5 Days Rwanda Uganda Gorilla Tour

Arrive at Kigali Airport to be met by your guide to transfer directly to Ruhengeri at the foothills of Volcanoes National Park, the home of Rwanda's population of mountain gorillas. On arrival, we are welcomed to the luxurious Mountain Gorilla View Lodge. We retire to enormous cottages for a warm shower and meet later for dinner. Encounter the gorillas the next morning. The mountain gorillas in the Volcanoes Park are part of a worldwide population of just about 800 individuals. Experienced guides will accompany us on our tracking. Once the gorillas are located, the group will be allowed a maximum of one hour with them. This is one of the world's truly memorable experiences-a look into one of these magnificent creature's eyes brings home the poignant fact that they are on the edge of extinction, and that our presence here contributes to ensuring their continued survival. Return to venue as per the previous day.Rwanda- NkuringoDepart the lodge early morning to head for Uganda through Cyanika border. Upon arrival in Kisoro you will head to the shores of Lake Mutanda to conduct a canoe excursion with our walking safaris team. Your vehicle will meet you at Rwanjeje site to rendezvous with you to Nkuringo.Second gorilla TrackingYou will have a second day of Gorilla tracking either Nkuringo or Rushaga groups proceed 300m to Nkuringo or 23km to Rushaga with your safari vehicle for the tracking activity. You get the chance to trek and follow the gorillas first hand with experienced and knowledgeable game rangers. This Safari is challenging, therefore a certain amount of physical fitness is required but is very rewarding when you finally meet face to face with the big primates.The next morning you will depart Nkuringo to Kigali for your evening flight back home.

$2676.65 Classic

Culture & Wildlife of Uganda & Rwanda

There’s a wealth of adventure to be had in both Uganda and Rwanda, especially now that tourists are beginning to rediscover this region. We keep this trip small and intimate in order to really create a connection with this captivating land. Of course there’ll be trekking to spot chimps and gorillas and wildlife drives through Queen Elizabeth II National Park to see elephants and hippos, but we’ll also visit the genocide museum for a closer look at the recent history of the region. Trust us: Uganda and Rwanda will stay in your memory for a very long time.

$5399 National Geographic Journeys

Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Discovery

When your guide puts his hand up and motions for you to crouch down, you’ll know why. Not too far away a silverback gorilla settles down to eat. Experience these breathtaking moments for yourself while tracking gorillas and other wildlife in the forests of Rwanda and Uganda. Deepen your understanding of Africa’s primates and you’ll deepen your understanding of all of us.

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Rwanda and Uganda Gorilla & Chimp Adventure

They're the closest animals out there to us homo sapiens, and on this trip we aim to bring you as close as possible to these majestic creatures. There'll be gorillas, monkeys and chimps in abundance on this 9-day trip through Rwanda and Uganda. Take part in jungle trekking, embark on boat and jeep safaris in national parks, and learn about Rwanda's fascinating culture and history along the way. With an expert local CEO throughout and comfortable lodges to relax in during your down time, your focus can stay on spotting rare primates in their natural habitat.

$9199 National Geographic Journeys

East Africa Gorilla & Safari Experience

Some of the greatest wildlife viewing on the continent is combined here for two weeks of outstanding adventure in the wild. Trek into the Rwandan jungle for the rare opportunity to watch a family of gorillas living their lives, head out in search of playful chimpanzees in Uganda, and then finish it off with a week of viewing and learning about elephants and rhinos in Kenya. Make this trip to East Africa for so much more than a vacation.