Volcanoes National Park

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National park:Volcanoes National Park
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Top Descriptions

Volcanoes National Park truly is a beautiful location in East Africa and one of the premier tourist draws in , especially for . If you’ve come this far for exactly that reason then you won’t be disappointed, but for those without the extravagant amounts of money necessary to partake then don’t fear. There’s still plenty on offer in the national park, especially if you like hiking. The isn’t an amazing experience as hikes go, but it does allow the opportunity to enter into the mountain gorilla’s habitat, and what a habitat it is. It is quite the shame that humans have encroached so close to the base of the Virunga volcanoes in both and , leaving these fascinating mountain gorillas very little choice as to whether or not they are ‘tracked’ by 80-sum visitors daily. Nevertheless, whether you visit now or visit when you are old and rich, you’ll undoubtedly be touched by your experience in the Volcanoes National Park.
 
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Top Tips

As a budget traveller, the park is best accessed from the town of about 45 minutes away. Or, you can choose to stay right on its doorstep in Kinigi.
All activities begin at the at 7am sharp. Many permits can be purchased there on the day, except for the ever popular .
Most activities require a 45-minute drive from the park office, and so having to hire a private vehicle bumps up the already prohibitive costs even further.
 
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The Location

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Also known as:Parc National des Volcans
 
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Environment type:forest, jungle, stream, volcano
Location type:rural, town, village
 
Religion type:Roman Catholocism, Protestantism

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Animals:chameleons, mountain gorillas
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How much will it cost us?

Currency:Rwandan Frank (RWF)
Average daily budget:RWF85,900
 
Activities:Average cost:
USD75
USD750

When should we go there, and for how long?

Average time taken:1 day
High season:June to September
Low season:March to May

How can we get in contact?

Language(s):English, French, Kinyarwanda
Timezone:UTC+02:00
Country calling code:250

How can we get there?

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Geographical feature:The Virunga Mountains

The Directions

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The Directions

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The Directions

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What are the numbers and averages?

Number of attractions visited:1
Travel time to attractions:45 minutes
Travel time to next location:30 minutes
 
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Altitude:2,500-4,500m

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