VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK LOCATION
Volcanoes National Park, commonly known as Parc National de Volcans (PNV) is situated in the north western province of Rwanda in Musanze town which used to be known as Ruhengeri. The park was established in 1925 thus being one of the oldest National Parks in Africa. The park is a habitant to the endangered mountain gorillas being the major tourist attraction. A complex mosaic of montane ecosystems, including evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, marsh, and heath, may be found in Volcanoes National Park. Volcanoes National Park boarders with the Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Mgahinga National Park in Uganda.
The three parks come together to form the Virunga conservation region, which was created primarily to safeguard the critically endangered mountain gorillas.
Mountain gorillas can only be found in three countries in Africa and that’s Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. In Rwanda they can be seen in Volcanoes National Park which hosts about 12 habituated gorillas families.
Northwestern Rwanda is home to Volcanoes National Park. It includes five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains—Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga, and Sabyinyo—and 160 km2 (62 sq mi) of rainforest. It shares a boundary with Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. The mountain gorilla and the golden monkey call it home, and primatologist Dian Fossey used it as her home base.
The park is located 2hours drive from Kigali town and it can be reached both by road and air transport.