Altitude Of Volcanoes National Park

Altitude Of Volcanoes National Park

Nature Of Volcanoes National Park


The magnificent Volcanoes National Park, which is situated in Northwestern Rwanda and is habitat to 30% of the 1063 mountain gorillas still alive, is Africa’s greatest forest park. Volcanoes National Park is a small national park, with boundaries that go up to 160 square kilometers, and it is located at an elevation between 2400 and 4507 meters.

The Karisimbi Volcano is located in Volcanoes National Park, the highest vocano in the Virunga Region. In addition to the Karisimbi Volcano, there are five other volcanoes: Muhabura, Gahinga, Sabyinyo, and Bisoke.

Park National des Volcans The 433 square kilometre long trans-frontier conservation unit includes Rwanda. Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda are also included in this Virunga conservation region. Buhanga Eco-Park, a prehistoric woodland in Rwanda that is home to some of the most fascinating folklore in the world, and the 62 million-year-old Musanze caves are located on the border of Volcanoes National Park.

Mount Karisimbi is a dormant volcano with 4,507 meters above the sea level being the highest volcanic mountain in the Virunga ranges. It has two craters at the top. The largest is Mutango, which also features a caldera known as Branca. In Kinyarwanda, the term Karisimbi refers to the peaks’ white coating, which is sometimes visible on clear days of the year.

Mount Bisoke is one of the active volcanoes in the Virunga mountain ranges. When visiting Rwanda, you should include hiking Mount Bisoke on your to do activities. Mount Bisoke has height of 12,175 feet, located in the Virunga national park DR Congo and Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park. The mountain’s majority and summit are in Rwanda. A fissure that is slowly severing parts of East Africa caused Mount Bisoke to emerge. Bisoke has two crater lakes with one located at the very top, and the other, Lake Ngezi, is located in the middle. Among the Virunga mountain ranges, one of the greatest Crater Lakes was left behind by its last eruption.

Mount Gahinga gets its name from Mgahinga national park. This defunct volcano lies between the border between Rwanda and Uganda. Between Sabinyo and Muhavura, Mount Gahinga rises to a height of 3,474 meters.

Bamboo makes up the majority of the afro-montane vegetation that covers the entire mountain. The bamboo forests atop Mount Gahinga provide as a refuge for the park’s critically endangered mountain gorillas, just like Muhabura and Sabyinyo.

Mount Muhabura is dormant volcano also known as Muhavura situated in Mgahinga national park in Uganda and Volcanoes national park in Rwanda. Muhabura is 13,450 feet (4,127 meters) high. This extinct mountain is the steepest of all the eight volcanoes.

Mount Sabyinyo is an extinct volcano which stands at an elevation of 3645m above the sea level. It is situated in Volcanoes National Park and Mgahinga national park in Uganda.

The Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda is a must-see place for most ardent travelers who love primates. Tourists who come for gorilla safaris can track one of the 12 habituated gorilla families, including Ugenda, Bwenge, Hirwa, Susa A, Sabyinyo, Umubano, Agashya, Susa B (Karisimbi), Pablo, and Titus. The park is most well-known for its unforgettable gorilla trekking experiences.

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