GETTING TO VOLCANOES NATIONAL PARK RWANDA
Getting to volcanoes national park Rwanda : Volcanoes national park can be accessed both by road and by air. Volcanoes national park is the top visited safari destination in Rwanda famous as the home to the mountain gorillas and as well harboring some of the volcanoes in the Virunga Massif that is shared amongst Volcanoes national park in Rwanda, Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda and Virunga national park in DRCongo. Volcanoes national park covers a land area of about 160 Square Kilometers in Musanze district which was renamed from Ruhengeri which is located about 105Km from the airport situated in Kanombe a few kilometers from Kigali city center.
Some of the activities to enjoy during a Rwanda safari national park include Mountain Gorilla trekking which is the major activity done in this park, Golden monkey trekking, Dian Fossey hiking, Volcano hiking to mount Karisimbi and Bisoke, birding and bird watching, guided nature walks to twin lakes of Burela and Ruhondo, a cultural tour to Ibyiwacu cultural village, Kigali city tour and many more.
Most of these safari activities to Volcanoes national park start from Kigali international airport though there is yet an opportunity to as well explore Volcanoes national park from Uganda and as well as from DRCongo either by road transportation in a 4×4 safari vehicle or by air transportation depending what the client really wants.
Getting to Volcanoes national park from Kigali: First and foremost, taking a flight to Kigali international airport is the only way possible for international tourists to get into Kigali Rwanda by air. From Kigali international airport, tourists can then choose to get to Volcanoes national park by road transport which is about 2-3 hours’ drive from the airport. There is an option of using private transport or public transport by taking a bus to Musanze where the park is situated.
Getting to Volcanoes national park from Gisenyi: For tourists who are already in Gisenyi, it takes about 1 and a half hours drive to get to Volcanoes national park and there are as well Gisenyi buses for those who wish to use public transport.
Getting to Volcanoes national park from Uganda
For those who wish to combine a Rwanda and Uganda safari, it is important to note that Volcanoes national park is situated about 520 Kilometers from Kampala the capital city of Uganda and it can therefore be accessed either by road or by air.
Getting to Volcanoes national park from Kampala by road transportation: The road transport to Volcanoes national park from Kampala is one of the longest way possible to connect from Uganda to Rwanda via Kampala to Masaka to Mbarara to Kisoro and then cross over via Cyanika boarder to Rwanda side after which a one hour drive is required to get to volcanoes national park. This can be achieved both by using private safari vehicle or public bus that sets off from Kampala Uganda to Rwanda.
Getting to Volcanoes national park from Kampala by air transportation: different airlines offer flights from Uganda’s Entebbe international airport to Rwanda’s Kigali international airport. This is the easiest way to get to Rwanda from Uganda. Upon landing at Kigali international airport, tourists then embark on a road drive for about 2-3 hours to get to Volcanoes national park.
Getting to Volcanoes national park from Democratic Republic of Congo
It is also possible to get to Volcanoes national park from DRC either by road or by air. This makes it easy to combine a Rwanda Safari with a tour to DRCongo for different activities like Mount Nyiragongo hike in Virunga national park and many more. In fact most tourists combine a visit to Volcanoes national park Rwanda with a tour to Virunga national park DRCongo.
Getting to Volcanoes national park from DRCongo by road transportation takes about 9 hours’ drive. Thus most people usually opt for a flight from Goma airport to Kigali then embark on 2-3 hours’ drive to Volcanoes national park.
Whichever way one chooses to get to Volcanoes national park, the truth is that you will all get to enjoy the beauty of the park as you take part in various park activities. Get in touch with us today to plan your next Rwanda safari to volcanoes national park the top visit national park in Rwanda.