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Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park
Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park is Rwanda’s most famous destination.

You may see the endemic golden monkeys.

The park is home to a lot of other rare animals and plants.

Take part in a gorilla tracking safari…

…and encounter those wonderful animals.

You can also try out some of the interesting, guided hiking trails.

Volcanoes National Park

Reviews of safaris to Volcanoes National Park

140 holiday reviews from our travellers of holidays which include Volcanoes.

Showing 31-40 of 140
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Mrs M

"My Rwanda Trip - September 17"

I visited Rwanda between 17 Sep 2017 and 27 Sep 2017
"Thank you for helping us have a memorable trip!" Read full review: 10 nights in Africa; 10 on a Rwanda safari
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Ms G

"A dream trip to Africa"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 15 Sep 2017 and 28 Sep 2017
"Our trip to Africa was a dream come true. It was better than I had anticipated. Staying at Lamai Serengeti was the highlight of our trip.

My husband and I do like to be active, so in retrospect 9 days of game drives was too much for us. Our backs were hurting us from inactivity. I, unfortunately, had not realized, that, of course, we wouldn't be doing much walking within our camps, due to the proximity of wildlife. We did do one walking safari, which was great. We had a second opportunity for a walking safari, but this was at Oliver's Camp where the tsetse flies were brutal, so we declined that opportunity.

As well, the drive down to the crater each day in Ngorogoro was not fun. Extremely bumpy and unbelievable dust. I guess in retrospect I should have asked more questions before we chose our camps. I am a "water girl" - we live on a lake and I am used to humidity, but not at all accustomed to extreme dry and dusty conditions. I just felt terrible the whole time I was at the crater.

Also, some days it was a little much to do a game drive upon arriving after a couple of flights. Travel days - in Africa, even though the flights were short, were tedious days as there was always a lot of waiting around. For instance, we would leave the camp at 8:30, perhaps an hour drive to the airport, then the flight wouldn't leave until 11am, etc." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 9 on a Tanzania safari
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Mr J

"My Sep 2017 trip"

I visited Rwanda between 1 Sep 2017 and 8 Sep 2017
"Visiting the mountain gorillas was a fantastic life time experience . We had chosen to do two treks. On our first trek we saw the gorillas within 45 minutes. We turned a corner, and there in all his glory was a silverback munching away six feet away from us.

Our second viewing of a different family took us 2 hours of trekking to find them.Although billed as an easy trek, this group were particularly active and were continually on the move going up the mountain. There had also been heavy rain overnight, making walking conditions difficult. Although this trek proved to be a challenge, we felt we experienced more the true environment, in which these mountain gorillas live. Also we were rewarded with a 10 second glimpse of a mother holding in her hand a 4 week old baby, before disappearing into the bush.

Mountain Gorilla trekking is a must do experience. Although expensive to do ,when you see the gorillas ,you feel you cannot put a price on what you have witnessed." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 6 on a Rwanda safari
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Mrs G

"Our holiday of a lifetime did not disappoint!"

I visited Rwanda between 14 Aug 2017 and 25 Aug 2017
"This was a special trip to celebrate some special birthdays and it was brilliant from start to finish. It completely exceeded our expectations.

The primate trekking throughout was phenomenal and brilliantly organised and to see gorillas in their natural habitat was awesome. Thank you Ellie for advising us to go twice, it was amazing! Expert Africa were professional and knowledgeable in their organisation and booking of the trip. I'd have absolutely no reservations in recommending you to friends and family. Our guide in Rwanda, Alex, was fantastic.

Thank you for making our trip so memorable and we're telling everyone about it!

A true holiday of a lifetime!" Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 11 on a Rwanda safari
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Ms M

"Africa 2017"

I visited Rwanda between 24 Jul 2017 and 29 Jul 2017
"Expert Africa assisted me with the Rwanda portion of my 2017 African adventure and their service and assistance is top notch. Tracy was very helpful and responded in a timely manner to all my questions." Read full review: 5 nights in Africa; 5 on a Rwanda safari
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Mr V

"My Jul 2017 trip"

I visited Rwanda between 1 Jul 2017 and 14 Jul 2017
"Our trip to Rwanda was a dream come true.

We were really glad to have gone to the expense to book 3 gorilla treks -- an extraordinary experience I will never forget." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 13 on a Rwanda safari
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Dr L

"Maruska saved our bacon"

I visited Rwanda between 30 Jun 2017 and 3 Jul 2017
"The trip was great! At the time I first contacted Expert Africa I was in a panic because the previous tour company we had contracted with had failed to confirm our accommodations with Virunga Lodge while telling us that our accommodations were all arranged. Meanwhile we had already purchased our flights to fit those dates.

Maruska worked through all the possible options with us. We were looking at more high end places like Virunga Lodge to make it special for our traveling companion but finding matches between hotel availability and possible new flight dates was difficult and proving to be wildly expensive. Maruska then suggested that she check with Mountain Gorilla Lodge to see if they had availability for the dates that fit our original flights. I hadn't been impressed with the descriptions I had read of Mountain Gorilla Lodge (they should work on that), but Maruska assured us that the accommodations, though simple, were quite clean and comfortable. This worked out.

We kept our original flights, stayed at Mountain Gorilla Lodge (which was way nicer than expected!) and saved tons of money on our trip. So thank you Maruska for your patience and your smart thinking!

Expert Africa arranged a private guide and vehicle for these travellers, and they commented:

Jeremiah was a wonderful guide. He was a very safe driver and very accommodating to our requests. He was charming and knowledgeable, a pleasure to spend time with. We hope to bring other friends next year so hope we can get him as our driver again." Read full review: 3 nights in Africa; 3 on a Rwanda safari
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Mr A

"My Mar 2017 trip"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 14 Mar 2017 and 28 Mar 2017
"We had a tremendous time!

It was a truly memorable trip that hopefully is the first of many trips to Africa." Read full review: 14 nights in Africa; 8 on a Tanzania safari
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Miss V
W Sussex

"What an amazing experience"

I visited Rwanda and 1 other country between 11 Feb 2017 and 17 Feb 2017
"Our second trip with Expert Africa did not disappoint.

James organised everything from the UK brilliantly, and was superbly patient with our changes of ideas and plans!

The one area of the trip was the quality of accommodation at Gorilla Mountain View lodge as I think that the review enhanced our expectations.

However overall an incredible experience to be recommended to anyone." Read full review: 6 nights in Africa; 4 on a Rwanda safari
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Mr L & Mrs O

"Our second great Expert Africa safari"

I visited Botswana and 2 other countries between 5 Feb 2017 and 24 Feb 2017
"Thank you again, Maruska. Everything went absolutely perfectly, exactly according to plan. We just could not have asked for more, truly a trip of a lifetime. We especially loved Primate Safaris in Rwanda and our guide Sura." Read full review: 19 nights in Africa; 6 on a Botswana safari
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140 reviews of Volcanoes by travellers since August 2007
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Where to stay in Volcanoes

Our suggestions for safari camps in Volcanoes National Park

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge

Mountain Gorilla View

Mountain Gorilla View Lodge is situated on the slopes of Mount Sabyinyo, a 15-minute drive from Volcanoes National Park headquarters.

88% (102 reviews)
Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge

Sabyinyo Silverback

In a fine location close to Volcanoes National Park, Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is a very comfortable lodge with wonderful views.

95% (22 reviews)
Virunga Lodge

Virunga Lodge

Virunga Lodge is a consciously environmental lodge in a stunning location, about an hour's drive from Volcanoes National Park headquarters.

98% (13 reviews)
Gorilla's Nest

Gorillas Nest

Gorilla's Nest is a very high-end lodge in a great location near the Volcanoes National Park headquarters, from where all gorilla trips start.

73% (6 reviews)
Bisate Lodge

Bisate Lodge

The exclusive and luxurious Bisate Lodge, close to Volcanoes National Park, is one of the best places to stay in the area.

100% (4 reviews)
Kwitonda Lodge

Kwitonda Lodge

Close to the edge of Volcanoes National Park, the luxurious Kwitonda Lodge opened in 2019. Ask your Expert Africa specialist for the latest news.

No reviews yet
Tiloreza Eco Lodge

Tiloreza Eco Lodge

Five Volcanoes offers mid-range hotel accommodation around 15 minutes' drive from Volcanoes National Park headquarters.

No reviews yet
Bishop's House

Bishops House

In the town of Musanze, a half-hour drive from the Volcanoes National Park headquarters, Bishop's House is well placed for gorilla trekking.

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