Rwanda

Volcanoes

Immerse yourself in the beauty of Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park, with mountain gorillas and golden monkeys the stars of the show.


Encounter gorilla families in Volcanoes National Park

Spend one precious hour with the famous mountain gorillas of Volcanoes National Park. Grooming each other, climbing effortlessly into the bamboo. The young ones, playing, making faces, somersaulting over their mothers. Along the way, the sounds of myriad bird calls, and other wildlife, provide the soundtrack to this once-in-a-lifetime encounter. 

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Ready to go gorilla trekking?

A visit to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is unforgettable. The adventure begins the moment you arrive at your luxurious Bisate Forest Villa - and gaze through a curtain of mist at the area’s two extinct volcanoes, Bisoke and Karisimbi. This is the ‘Land of a Thousand Hills’; of warm, colourful people, rich and fascinating cultures, and iconic African wildlife.

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Rwanda's Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park is ethereally beautiful, with extraordinary biodiversity, iconic wildlife, volcanoes and montane forests that few travellers have the chance to experience. Enjoy thrilling adventures traversing mountains covered in mist, tracking mountain gorillas, and seeing other magical wildlife and tiny creatures - a kaleidoscope of new sights, sounds and scents awaits.

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Groundbreaking Bisate

Bisate, situated on 42 hectares (103 acres) of land, lies on the lower slopes of long-dormant Bisoke volcano, adjacent to Volcanoes National Park. Immediately outside the rock wall that marks the park boundary lies densely cultivated farmland taking advantage of the rich volcanic soil. It is here that our award-winning lodge and its groundbreaking reforestation project are located.

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Volcanoes National Park featured stories

Longing to travel to see the mountain gorillas of Rwanda? Read our featured stories and discover the thrilling adventures that await on a trip to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. Coffee hot? Comfortable? Enjoy.
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When we say we’re there every step of the way, we mean it, literally. From planning the perfect circuit, to private inter-camp transfers on Wilderness Air, and easing you through Customs. We’re with you on the ground, at your side, 24-7, from start to finish. Ready to take the road less travelled? Contact our Travel Designers to plan an unforgettable journey.