Volcanoes National Park (PNV) attracts visitors from across the world for their mountain gorillas, but is also host to a number of cultural, adventure and wildlife experiences.
PNV lies along the Virunga Mountains, with 8 ancient volcanoes, which are shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. These sights and slopes are worth a visit as you can hike through these bamboo covered mountains and choose from a variety of peaks to end on. Hikes can include a visit to the tomb of Dian Fossey, renowned gorilla researcher and conservationist. While visiting the gorillas is the wildlife experience people most associate with PNV, golden monkey tracking and birding are also available as great additions to your gorilla experience. The caves in Musanze are also an adventurous add-on as they give you a rare look into Rwandan earth and history. The bustling and vibrant markets of Musanze greet you at the bottom, a place to immerse yourself into everyday culture. With stunning mountain views, world-famous wildlife experiences and cultural immersions, PNV will surprise you with activities and experiences beyond the gorillas.