Getting To Volcanoes National Park

Getting To Volcanoes National Park

Routes & Shortcuts to Reach The Volcanoes

Volcanoes National Park is located in the Musanze area, a well-known tourist destination for inhabiting mountain gorillas. In addition to the mountain gorillas, Volcanoes is a home to the endangered Golden Monkey species, five dormant volcanic volcanoes that are a part of the Virunga ranges shared by Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. A variety of birds, various mammals, and stunning vegetation can be seen.

Due to its one-of-a-kind tourist attraction, the rare and endangered mountain gorillas that exist in its dense forests and volcanoes. Volcanoes National Park is the top choice safari destination for the majority of visitors to Rwanda.

There are a variety of ways to get to Volcanoes National Park that are frequently used and that’s to say by air and by road.


The most affordable way to travel to Volcanoes National Park is by road, Those who reserve a gorilla safari there through a tour operator like Adventure in the Wild you will be assigned a private vehicle to transport you to Volcanoes from Kigali.

The trip from Kigali to Volcanoes in Musanze is so intriguing, it winds through rolling hills and picturesque landscapes, providing travelers with amazing and breathtaking vistas of the countryside. The journey from Kigali to Volcanoes National Park takes around 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Public bus transport is another option for getting to Volcanoes National Park by road.There are several regular coaster services that travel from Kigali to Musanze at various intervals, and you are able to discover these vehicles from Nyabugogo bus station. Rwanda is one of the African nations with excellently maintained roads and an outstanding public transportation system.


The shortest way to travel to Volcanoes National Park from Kigali is by flight. There are daily planned helicopter trips are offered by Akagera Aviation from Kigali International Airport to Volcanoes in Musanze. The flight only lasts 30 minutes but the passengers have the most extraordinary and picturesque transfer adventure.

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