Volcanoes National Park


This park rose to prominence partly because of Dian Fossey’s conservation efforts against poaching of the mountain gorillas in this protected area. The 160kmVolcanoes NP protects range of 3 active and 6 dormant along the borders of Uganda and Congo. Golden monkey tracking is considered the second most rewarding experience here after the mountain Gorillas. With a checklist of 200 species birds, this is an area of big interest to bird watchers.

What To Do In Volcanoes National Park

Gorila Trekking In Volcanoes NP
Golden Monkey Tracking

These beautiful golden creatures are listed as endangered on the International Union Conservation of Nature’s List with a restricted range in the Albertine Rift.

Karisimbi Hike

Just like most of other hike, Karisimbi Hike begins from the park headquarters in Kinigi.the overnight ascent of Karisimbi is a 2 days hike and all trekkers should have Hiking clothes and camping equipment.

Hike to Diane Fossey’s Tomb
Mount Bisoke Hike

Bisoke is crowned by a beautiful crater lake. The Hike starts from Bisate, a trailhead shared with Dian Fossey’s Hike. This Hike will take you anything between 2 and 3 hours to the top and overall of 6-8 hours. we would recommend this hike through giant lobelias and hagenia woodland in the dry seasons.

Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village

This was created to improve the livelihood of local staying near Volcanoes National park hence reduce pressure on resources of park. This is done through projects like bee keeping, mushroom farming and tourism. This activity lasts around 2hours and will take you through a short community walk, church visit, medicine man, entertainment and shooting a bow and arrow experience with one of the Batwa pygmies.

List Of Lodges In Volcanoes National Park

  • One And Only (Exclusive)
  • Bisate Wilderness (Exclusive)
  • Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge (Exclusive)
  • Mountain Gorilla View Lodge (Upmarket)
  • Le Bambou Gorilla Lodge
  • Villa Gorilla
  • Da Vince Lodge
  • Amakoro Songa
  • Kinigi Guest House
  • Iby’Iwachu Cultural Village
  • Magashi Tents