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Volcanoes National Park (VNP) is the oldest national park in Africa, gazetted in 1925. In 1929, Volcanoes national park was extended into Rwanda and the then Belgian Congo and was named Albert national park managed and run by the Belgian Colonial Authorities. During early 1960s, the park was divided as Rwanda and Congo gained their independence and by the end of that decade, the park was almost half of its original size. The park is located in a small village called Musanza, in northwestern Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. Volcanoes national park is a stop centre for all Rwanda Gorilla Safaris sheltering the highest number of mountain gorillas in the Virunga Conservation area. It is also home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains; Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo. The park is covered in rainforest, bamboo, and is also known as the haven of mountain gorilla. Volcanoes National Park protects the gorillas from poachers. For Gorilla trekking all visitors need to get a gorilla trekking permit only given to people 15 years and older and a fee is payable. The permit is obtained from Rwanda Development Board (RDB). (Updated Jan-19).
|Contact :||The Rwanda Development Board (RDB)|
|Tel :||+250 72 777 5170|
|Email :||Click Here|
|Website :||Click Here|
|Best Time to Visit :||Btwn December to early March and June to September (Drier season).|
|Reception Opening and Closing Times :||Mon-Sun: 06h00-16h00|
|Fee/s :||Rwanda Gorilla Permit Fee: USD1500 for Non Residents, East African Residents, East African Citizens, Rwandan Residents, Rwandan Citizens. (Jan-19).|
|Tours and Excursions, Hiking Trails, Guided Walks, Bird Watching, Photography|
|More Activities:||Gorilla Trekking. Volcano Hiking. Monkey Tracking. Cultural Village Tours. Musanze Cave tours. The Dian Fossey Grave Site.|
|Notes on Activities:||Mountain Hiking.(Some activities may be offered nearby).|
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