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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

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

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Mr C
Boston

"My Aug 2016 trip"

I visited Zambia and 1 other country between 2 Aug 2016 and 15 Aug 2016
"Trip of a lifetime. Thank you Expert Afica for your support." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 9 on a Zambia safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Maggie
Australia

"Rwanda and Serengeti experience"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 2 Aug 2016 and 11 Aug 2016
"Every time I think about our Gorilla trek I get goosebumps. It was simply sensational. I am so glad we decided to go on two consecutive days and were able to see two gorilla families.

Olakira camp was fantastic - a great choice for anyone interested in witnessing the amazing wildebeest migration. The service, facilities, food and guiding was nothing short of exceptional.

I could not recommend the Ngorongora crater or Manyara based on our experience. It really fell short after the Serengeti although a better guide would no doubt have contributed to a richer experience." Read full review: 9 nights in Africa; 5 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr D
Oxted

"July 2016 trip"

I visited Rwanda and 1 other country between 27 Jul 2016 and 3 Aug 2016
"A great holiday with everything working out pretty much as expected and the gorilla trekking is genuinely a once-in-a-lifetime experience." Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 4 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms M
Ontario

"Fantastic trip"

I visited Namibia and 2 other countries between 27 Jul 2016 and 14 Aug 2016
"Thanks to Maruska for handling so many details and planning out a memorable experience for us. Maruska thought of absolutely everything and was so responsive to our questions. In all cases she got back to us within hours of receiving an email. I would not hesitate to have her plan future trips.

I have already recommended Expert Africa to friends.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
Not really. Everything was amazing! Only place I would skip is Halali and spend more time at Ungomo, which I think Maruska tried for but wasn't able to get for us.

I would have preferred to be told exactly what to tip and to prepare envelopes in advance. the tipping protocols were somewhat overwhelming.
Here's an example: the literature told us to tip at b and b places at the end of the trip, using the tip box. But when someone carried our bags, it was clear that they expected a tip. this left us awkwardly fumbling for change and trying to figure out local currency on the spot.

Don't know how to fix this." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mrs W
Ontario

"My Jul 2016 trip"

I visited Namibia and 2 other countries between 27 Jul 2016 and 14 Aug 2016
"Had an amazing time - I am presenting Namibia and Rwanda to our University Woman's club and slide 1 refers to Expert Africa and Maruska and how great they were with the developing this trip.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:
I was satisfied with all aspects of the trip and service.

I will recommend Expert Africa to my friends." Read full review: 18 nights in Africa; 13 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr BG
Newport Coast

"Great trip"

I visited Rwanda and 1 other country between 21 Jul 2016 and 2 Aug 2016
"This was a great trip, where we did traditional game drives in the Masai Mara and gorilla trekking in Rwanda." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 5 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms S
Hertfordshire

"My Jul 2016 trip"

I visited Tanzania and 1 other country between 17 Jul 2016 and 29 Jul 2016
"My trip went smoothly and I had an amazing time. As always this was expertly organised by Ellie. All my safaris so far have been organised brilliantly by Expert Africa and I have had incredible experiences which is why I keep returning. Thanks very much.

One point to feedback is relating to my driver/guide in Rwanda. I was very disappointed with his lack of engagement and focus on his mobile phone and personal work in Kigali on my first day there. He was more of a driver than a guide and did not say much. It is particularly disappointing as this part of my trip was my bucket list trip and supposed to be special and I was very excited about it. I have provided detailed feedback to Ellie." Read full review: 12 nights in Africa; 7 on a Tanzania safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr J
Basingstoke

"Exceptional"

I visited Rwanda and 1 other country between 8 Jul 2016 and 19 Jul 2016
"Such a wonderful experience amongst some of the beautiful creatures with which we share this planet.

Combining the peaceful vegetarian Mountain Gorillas in the dense green forests of the Virungas, with the dusty, teeming expanse of the Maasai Mara at the time of the Great Migration gave a tremendous contrast in atmosphere and context.

Very good sighting experiences in both Rwanda and Kenya with knowledgeable guiding from local people with a real connection to the environment they were working in.

This was my first safari, and I think that if you appreciate the peace and grandeur of nature's wonders then there can be no better way to de-compress from everyday life than time spent in a camp like Naboisho.

Suggestions to help us improve our trips or our service:

The brochure is quite a piece of work !

I know such collateral is tremendously labour intensive and expensive to produce but I do very much appreciate it and I think it does articulate well your expertise and commitment to this market. If I do come to plan another African trip, it will be my go to resource." Read full review: 11 nights in Africa; 5 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
Mr Y & Mr T
San Fran

"Outstanding in every respect!!"

I visited Namibia and 1 other country between 28 Jun 2016 and 11 Jul 2016
"Having enjoyed wildlife-oriented safaris in both Southern and Eastern Africa, we wanted to focus our adventures in Namibia on that country's breathtaking scenery.

Expert Africa personnel (first Martha Young and Chris McIntyre; and later Tracy Lederer) did a superb job organising our three-lodge itinerary . . . Little Kulala; Hoanib Skeleton Coast Camp; and Serra Cafema. Namibian lodges do not offer over-the-top luxuries (unlike high-end camps in Botswana, South Africa, et al), but we were totally pleased with our accommodations at all three lodges.

Hospitality was uniformly top-notch, and all 18 meals we consumed at the lodges were imaginatively prepared and delicious. Wilderness Safaris, the local operator responsible for our travel arrangements in Namibia, offered seamless service, from the moment our plane landed in Windhoek to our departure to Johannesburg ten days later.

Likewise, we thoroughly enjoyed the Rwandan segment of our holiday. Our only complaint (a minor one) is Virunga Lodge's kitchen, whose offerings were mediocre at best. Every other aspect of our Virunga Lodge stay was entirely satisfactory.

Our local guide/driver did an excellent job "negotiating" gorilla treks that matched our physical limitations. With his help, we were assigned easier families to visit and, thus, completed both our treks around three hours. We were not displeased with our, but we did notice slightly newer and seemingly more comfortable vehicles offered by other companies.

Don't know the differential between their rates and the other companies' but, given the long drive from Kigali to the Volcanoes area and, in particular, the bone-jarring ride to Virunga Lodge, we might have been tempted with a more comfortable option." Read full review: 13 nights in Africa; 9 on a Namibia trip
Overall trip
Excellent
Ms P
London

"Rwanda rocks!"

I visited Rwanda between 25 Jun 2016 and 2 Jul 2016
"I absolutely loved Rwanda and couldn't recommend it highly enough.

I am a very experienced safari-goer, and seeing mountain gorillas - spending a full half-hour with a mother and her two-month-old and getting close to the magnificent silverbacks - ranks among any top sightings. But Rwanda is about much more than just gorillas: it's an extraordinary country, stunningly lush and beautiful, and with a dignified people that makes it even harder to comprehend the horror of the genocide. It needs tourist dollars, and that $750 gorilla permit is worth every penny if you can afford it. I urge everyone to consider it for an alternative trip to Africa. (Note: for safari lovers, there are game parks in the south and east that we, unfortunately, did not have time to visit.)" Read full review: 7 nights in Africa; 6 on a Rwanda safari
Overall trip
Excellent
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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% (21 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)
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.


No reviews yet
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.


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Five Volcanoes

Five Volcanoes

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


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