Volcanoes National Park in detail

Flights & getting there

The main access point for Volcanoes National Park is the nearby town of Musanze (Ruhengeri).

The park headquarters is located about 3km north of the village of Kinigi. Kinigi is approximately 9km north of Musanze. Although it's possible to reach Kinigi by bus from Musanze, almost all visitors come to the park headquarters with their own wheels (usually via a tour operator).

From the park headquarters, a 4WD with high clearance is also necessary to reach the point where you start climbing up to where the gorillas are situated – most parking areas are located within a 30-minute drive. For solo travellers, the best option is to join a group in Musanze. Ask around at Amahoro Tours or Hotel Muhabura. The cost of hiring a vehicle and driver costs between US$80 and US$100 at either of these places.