Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is the only Rwanda Gorilla Destination. At 160km² this park protects the Rwanda Virunga Mountains covering a range of three active volcanoes and six extinct bestriding the borders with Uganda and the DRC.This Park is part of a contiguous 433km² Trans frontier conservation unit which also protects the Ugandan and DRC sectors of the Virungas individually.

Is Escape To Africa a Volcanoes National Park Safari Company That Offers Trips To See Volcanoes?

That’s right. Escape To Africa will organize your dream vacation to the most spectacular and still active African country, Kenya. Escape To Africa offers very special safaris to see Volcanoes National Park, the most famous volcano in the world. We offer you a fully equipped van that will allow you to travel to see different volcanoes on different days. You will also have the opportunity to visit the Masai Mara game reserve and see lions in their natural habitat. 

Escape To Africa is the adventure travel company specializing in the stunningly beautiful Volcanoes National Park, where you can see volcanic lava flows, hot springs, waterfalls and much more. Our friendly guides will take you on the most incredible adventure of your life as you visit and explore the most beautiful places in the world.

Do Safari Companies Have Tours That Include Volcanoes National Park?

Safari companies offer trips that include Volcanoes National Park as one of their destinations. Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is one of the most scenic and breathtaking places on Earth. The park has a 1,000-foot lava tube that can be explored with a guided tour or on your own with a flashlight. 

Volcanoes National Park is a national park that protects and showcases the volcanoes, hot springs and other natural wonders of the Big Island of Hawaii. The park offers visitors the opportunity to explore the history of volcanoes and the Hawaiians who used them for trade and religious ceremonies. This park offers those interested the opportunity to explore an island paradise without leaving home.

Are Safari Companies Good For People Who Want To Go To Volcanoes National Park?

Yes, safari companies offer travelers the opportunity to go to places like National Parks. These trips are guaranteed and environmentally friendly, and the companies are environmentally conscious. Some safari companies are bad for people who want to visit Volcanoes National Park because they only offer one type of trip.

Volcanoes National Park is an iconic park and an incredible place to visit. With a wide variety of activities and natural beauty, it is a great vacation spot for people who want to be close to nature and also have a lot of fun. If you don’t mind spending a few days or even weeks in Volcanoes National Park, a safari company might be a better option for you, as they offer all-inclusive tours that include meals, lodging, activities and much more.

Can You Take a Volcanoes National Park Tour with a Safari Company?

Of course you can. With a volcano tour, you can explore the deepest recesses of these magnificent craters and see steam vents, geysers and bubbling mud pots in constant eruption. For unforgettable experiences in Volcanoes National Park, contact a safari company for the perfect outdoor adventure. Many travelers explore the volcanoes as part of their vacation.

If you’re looking for a fun, educational and scenic day out, Volcanoes National Park is the place to be. But where do you start planning a trip there? That’s the question. Searching for company deals can be a lengthy process. That’s why we’ve compiled this list of six companies offering special deals for your next visit to Volcanoes National Park.

Will There Be Car Services Provided With Volcanoes National Park Tour?

Yes, there is car service. Get ready for an amazing day of volcano exploration and history at Volcanoes National Park. With so much to see and do, there are options for everyone to visit. You may decide to visit Volcanoes National Park on your own, or you may want to take a day trip to enjoy some peace and quiet. Join a ranger on an overnight tour of the park and learn about its fascinating geology and history.

Volcanoes National Park is a place full of superlatives. It is the only national park in the world located on a volcano, and one of the first protected places in the world created specifically to preserve nature. However, despite all this, you may still be wondering if there will be car services with the Volcanoes National Park tour. In addition to the main attraction, visitors can enjoy various activities such as hiking and camping. 

What Volcanoes National Park Tour Provides Options to Enjoy Rwanda Virunga Mountains?

Volcanoes National Park offers a number of tour packages to help you explore Rwanda’s mountains and its natural wonders. Different packages are available: the full-day tour, the half-day tour, the night tour and the animal safari weekend. Planning a trip to Rwanda? Stop by the nearest national park, Volcanoes National Park, with a variety of options for exploring the mountainous region. 

The two-day Rwanda Volcanoes National Park tour will take you from Kigali to the Volcanoes. Enjoy a variety of activities during the two-day stay and then hop on the bus for a three-hour drive to the national park. The volcanic region is home to many unique species and has recently been the subject of conservation efforts. There are many things to do in this area, including hiking, biking, rock climbing, visits to the national park’s gorilla sanctuary and much more.


This park ranges in altitude from 2400km to 4,507 which is dominated by the setting of the volcanoes named after it. The breath-taking landscape and evergreen vegetation is the memorable sights in East Africa. Volcanoes National park is made up of mountains namely; Karisimbi (the tallest mountain in the chain, in the most westerly part of the park) bordering DRC, Sabinyo at the juncture of Rwanda, Uganda and the DRC, and Visoke (Eastward) on the DRC border, Gahinga and Muhabura on the Uganda border.

Volcanoes Park is commonly known to the outside world as the place where for almost 20 years the American primatologist Dian Fossey studied the behaviours of mountain gorillas. It is largely thanks to Fossey’s determination that poaching was cut short in time to save some gorillas. For her unselfish dedication, Fossey paid the ultimate price with her life, as she was murdered at Karisoke Research Centre in December 1985. This unsolved murder is generally thought to have been the hand work of one of the many poachers with whom she crossed paths with during her effort to save her beloved gentle creatures; the gorillas.
Fossey’s life work was exposed to a mass audience, three years after her death with the release of Gorillas in the mist, a filmmaking account of her life shot in Volcanoes Park.

Volcanoes is accessible by not only private but also public transport from Gisenyi or Kigali or from the airport. The drive to Volcanoes national park is only 2 hrs from Kigali. This makes it a must visit even for those with little time

Activities in the Volcanoes National Park:

Gorilla trekking; Gorilla tracking is the most popular activity in the park and a must do for all visiting Rwanda!  With a total of up to 70 permits issued daily, ten for each of the seven habituated troops. This activity starts at the park entrance at 7:00 am, and one can only know the group to be tracked the morning of tracking after Briefing.

Hiking Karisimbi volcano; Karisimbi rises at an elevation of about 4507m above the sea level. It derives its name from a local Kinyarwanda word “amasimbi” meaning snow. The snow is mostly found at the peak of the mountain during dry season; June, July, august and September, which makes it the best time to hike this mountain.

This 6 Hour hike starts very early in the morning around 7AM. It covers crossing through the Bisoke side at an altitude of 3700km where the first stop is made. Enjoy an overnight camping before continuing the next day. This hike involves slippery slopes and muddy trails to reach the white capped summit. Enjoy a variety of different bird species and other primates such golden monkeys, and for lucky ones, you can also get a glimpse of the mountain gorillas

This hike is done with park rangers, you can hire hiking gear or carry your own. When packing for this hike remember to carry sturdy hiking boots, warm clothes, layer of socks, gloves, long under wear, hat, scarf, rain gear, comfortable hiking pants, headlamp for the night, snacks and energy food and snack, enough water, and a sweater for the night as the temperature drops with time and altitude.

Mount Bisoke volcano hike; This Hike provides a spectacular breath-taking view of the crater lake. This 6 – hours hike also includes 2 hours descending down to the starting point. For experienced hikers, they can get to the top in only 3 hours or even less and return to the starting point in just 1 hours. Before the hiking one has to report at the park offices at 7AM for a briefing, park ranger assigned, porter and hiking gear after which the activity starts at 8AM.

Visiting Dian Fossey; Trekking to the Dian Fossey Tomb involves a 30 minutes’ drive from the park headquarters to the trail head where one can access the Karisoke research camp with 10 minutes’ walk to the park boundary. It’s a 1 ½ hour walk from the park boundary to the research center where Dian’s grave is found. This hike provides knowledge and also tell tales of the dedication and legacy of Dian Fossey that still exits. A house where Dian Fossey was mysteriously murdered in 1985 is found at the site. But more peaceful is the place where she was led to rest next to her favorite gorilla friend, Digit and about 20 other mountain gorillas who lost their lives at the hands of poachers and nature causes.

Golden Monkey; Just like Gorilla tracking, Golden monkeys trekking starts at 7AM in the morning. The Golden monkeys in Volcanoes National park are also listed as endangered with currently only two habituated golden monkeys’ troops with a total 80 individuals.

Golden monkeys and gorillas a kind of similar activities– with only a maximum of 8 permits per group with 1 hour of viewing – But an entirely different experience!

Iby’Iwacu village Visit; Iby’Iwacu village is located around Parc National des Volcans in Nyabigoma, Kinigi, Musanze.  It involves experiencing local people heritage,  lifestyles, activities, artifacts and way of living. Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village is devoted at showcasing the ways of living, traditional lifestyles and performances to Visitors. The village gives one a rare chance to meet local people in their environment, with a taste of their culture and traditions.

Iby’Iwacu village tour involves taking part in any of the below activities;

With a guided community walk, visit different sites and experience the lives of the local people;

  • Culture guide- visiting the king’s house replica and enjoying the Intore dance and famous songs of the gorillas sang by the famous Ngayabatema
  • Visiting Traditional herbalist – showcasing the healing power of herbals
  • Visit community local schools to experience the education life in a developing country
  • Enjoy the local foods- Local lunch or dinner with local people
  • Attend a local banana brewery process and with tasting

Although this park has had its ups and downs, it’s now growing stronger and is a safe haven to the Mountain Gorillas!

Tsavo is an authentic, fascinating, endless and untouched wilderness that join the Tsavo West and East National Parks into one largest protected area in Kenya. This park offers an opportunity of viewing the Big 5 in a single day. Its famously known for its man-eating lions and humongous elephant populations to the outside world, which makes it one of the must visit parks in Kenya. Between the 2 parts, Tsavo East is much more accessible, though Tsavo West provides a unique added advantage point to get closer to hippos and crocodiles lazing around in the waters.

At nearly 22,000km2, this makes Tsavo the biggest National Park in Kenya. Both of these parks where once one single park but where later separated. Though among the two Tsavo west is considered the best park for photography, birding and game viewing.

Tsavo East is at 13,747 sq.KM and is generally flat, with dry plains across where are River flows.

And the Tsavo West covers an area of 9,065 sq.KM and is generally mountainous with swamps, a Lake and Springs. It is known for bird life and large game; elephants, leopards, hippos, black rhinos, Cape buffalos and Masai lions.

Activities in Tsavo National Park

There is so much that you can do in Tsavo National park from the primarily; game drives involving viewing of elephants, African lions, hippos, cheetahs, hartebeest and buffalo, birdwatching, hill hiking, to caving and boating.

Best Time to Visit Tsavo West

At Escape To Africa, we recommend visiting the park in the months of January and February as well as June through September. And we try as much as possible to avoid the March to May and sometimes November to December as the park roads tend to be muddy and inaccessible. For all birdwatchers, the must months of visit to see migratory birds are October to January.

Recommended Number of Days

We normally advise 2 days to enjoy Tsavo west National park and a day more for all photographers to capture as much as possible.

Accommodation in the Tsavo West

As big as the park is, it has numerous accommodation to choose from for all kinds of budgets. At Escape To Africa we offer the best from comfort to services.

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