How to Get To Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

How to get to Volcanoes National Park. Planning a Rwanda safari to visit and explore Rwanda, the land of a thousand hills, in particular Volcanoes National Park? One among many aspects you’ll wonder about is how to get to Volcanoes Park Rwanda. Volcanoes Park Rwanda is most definitely the most prominent national park in Rwanda that almost all tourists from all over the world travel to visit. Volcanoes National Park is the oldest national park in the continent of Africa, established in 1925. The park makes part of the great Virunga Massif Area that is astride Uganda, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, with two other parks that is Virunga National Park and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park

Volcanoes Park Rwanda is located in the districts of Burera, Musanze, Rubavu and Nyabihu, in the north eastern part of Rwanda. Volcanoes Park was established to protect and conserve the then critically endangered mountain gorillas. With the research, study and the spotlight given to the public by the great primatologist Dian Fossey during her time in the park, coupled with great conservation efforts of the government of Rwanda, the Rwanda Development Board and a number of other gorilla conservation organisations, mountain gorillas in the park increased in the number and is the case with the other gorilla destinations that they were listed as just endangered species only. It is the mountain gorillas that tourists flock the park to see in a gorilla trekking adventure. The park is however endowed with other attractions like five of the 8 volcanoes in the Virunga Massif Area namely mount Karisimbi, Muhabura, Bisoke, Sabinyo and Gahinga that tourists can climb for an opportunity to be rewarded with wonderful views and an opportunity to be in all the three countries at once. The flora and fauna are irresistible to tourists that they visit the park all throughout the year.

How to get to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda is not so hard. Given its proximity, the park is only two hours from Kigali the capital city of Rwanda by road. The most convenient point of entry is through Musanze. With an organised Rwanda safari handled by a tour operator, all your worries on how to get to Volcanoes National Park Rwanda would be handled by the guide. If however you are on a self-drive or opting for a public means, there are cabs at the airport that you can use to get to the park. Public transport is however limited to only Musanze for they cannot and do not get into the park; hiring a taxi to drive you to the park should be considered. Getting a cab at the airport or using public means can be quite cheap in terms of money that you may spend as less as $50, but hectic and time consuming to have to worry and be literally struggling in a foreign land. 

If staying in a hotel in Kigali or wherever in Rwanda, you can inquire if they can recommend a cab for you, or if they themselves provide such services. This of course could come with an extra cost. Alternatively, inquiring with the hotel in which you are staying of persons intending to visit Volcanoes National Park on the same day as you such that you may share with them costs of hiring a cab and having company too could be great and beneficial to you.

Luxury tourists can also get to Volcanoes National Park by air, with some very luxury lodges providing helicopters to transfer their clients to their lodges in the park.

How to Get To Volcanoes National Park Rwanda
How to Get To Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Travellers wondering on how to get to Volcanoes Park Rwanda should be assured of smooth and easily accessible roads, as well as short distances to the park from Kigali. The short drive time makes it possible for tourists to visit the park, encounter the mountain gorillas in a Rwanda gorilla trekking adventure and return to the city on the same day, or even make it on time for their outbound flight. Get in touch with us to help you plan a seamless Volcanoes National Park safari, and execute it for you in the best way we know how, to befit your preference and budget.

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