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Volcanoes National Park, Ruhengeri

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Home to the majestic mountain gorilla, Volcanoes National Park encompasses a dramatic landscape of wildlife, rainforest, and active and extinct volcanoes. Lying in the northwest of Rwanda, bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda, the park boasts a famous abundance of mountain gorillas, with gorilla-tracking visits topping most tourist itineraries here. Uncover the thick rainforest paths of this dense mountain jungle, with trekking also available on some of the five Virunga Mountain volcanoes, or to the grave of acclaimed zoologist Dian Fossey. Gorilla tracking is limited; book early, and come prepared for challenging hikes. PutVolcanoes National Park into our Ruhengeri trip maker tool and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The gorilla and monkey treks are phenomenal! Group size is limited to 8 and they strictly limit total to under 100 to minimize stress on gorilla family. They have extensive tracking and scout... 
    The gorilla and monkey treks are phenomenal! Group size is limited to 8 and they strictly limit total to under 100 to minimize stress on gorilla family. They have extensive tracking and scout...  more »
  • My family and I spent 2 days in Volcanoes National Park to trek to see the gorillas and to see the golden monkeys. Both were incredible experiences, but trekking to see the gorillas was honestly one.....  more
    My family and I spent 2 days in Volcanoes National Park to trek to see the gorillas and to see the golden monkeys. Both were incredible experiences, but trekking to see the gorillas was honestly one.....  more »
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  • Fantastic jungle trekking and gorilla experience. Once in a life time, bucket list, must do experience. Very experienced and knowledgeable guides. Done in a sustainable, environmentally friendly and respectful of the animals way. You get close but are kept away from touching or directly interacting with these magnificent animals. Well worth the cost. (Note the trekking can be tough. It is more treacherous than strenuous, and watch out for the stinging nettle!!)
  • The most beautiful place I've ever seen. I've been all over the world, and Volcanoes National Park takes the top spot. The scenery is stunning and the gorillas encounters are surreal. The hiking is difficult at times but a lot of fun and you see fascinating things along the way. Worth every single penny.

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