How To Get To Volcanoes National Park In Rwanda
How to get to Volcanoes national park Rwanda? This question answers’ are reserved by only those travelers who have ever been on a journey to magical Rwanda safaris on different safari packages arranged and organized by different tour operators in the industry-leading them to Volcano National Park.
The park is located in the northern part of Rwanda in the village of Musanze neighboring Virunga National park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Uganda’s Mgahinga National park. The park is part of Virunga volcanoes that are shared among Uganda, DR. Congo, and the Republic of Rwanda.
Volcanoes National Park is situated in the Rwandan region that is highly dominant, heavily loafed volcanoes including the highest volcano known as Mount Karisimbi. Volcano National park avails the major attraction in Rwanda that is highly visited by the because of its popular mountain gorillas.
Additionally Volcano National park is a birder haven with over 200 unique bird species that are dominant in this particular park of which seventeen (17) bird species are Albertine Rift Endemics. Besides, there are several lakes adjacent to the park that can be worth a quick detour. The Buhanga Eco-Park is also close to this park and there have been sightings of African Pitta here during its migration which offers the titanic experience to visitors.
Volcanoes National Park offers a variety of tourist activities that visitors on Rwanda safari can engage in and relish. The most popular attractions include gorilla trekking and habituation, birding, hiking the volcanoes, and nature walks that offer scenic views of various vegetation types that roofs the parks, you can as well visit the community for the memorable and indisputable experience.
How to get to Volcanoes national park Rwanda
Volcano national park can be swiftly reached through both road and air transport
Getting to Volcanoes National park by Road transport
This is the most popular transport means where visitors travel by using private cars to access Volcano National Park. As long as the travelers land at Kigali International airport, they can use road transport means by using public transport to Musanze town and from here they can hire a private vehicle still on the road to Kinigi park headquarters as there are no public means of transports connecting from Musanze town to the park.
Also by use of road transport travelers from Bwindi Impenetrable National park- Uganda will need to drive private vehicles through the Cyanika border in Kisoro them connect to Volcano National park in Rwanda which is about 3-4 hours. It’s also possible to drive firm Kabale via Katuna border to link up to Volcanoes national park.
The fact that this gorilla national park in Rwanda is easily accessible, travelers can do mountain gorilla trekking in Bwindi National park in Uganda and connect to volcanoes national park for golden money tracking via Cyanika border and vice versa to experience both gorilla dominant destinations
You can trek gorillas in volcanoes national park on the same day and go back home due to the short distance of the park from Kigali international airport as compared to gorilla trekking in Bwindi and Mgahinga where it is impossible to trek either of the gorilla families on the same day and go back home which would reacquire you to drive between 8-9 hours from Uganda capital city Kampala.
Getting to Volcanoes National park by Air transport
This the quickest means of transport to reach Volcanoes National park whereby travelers flies to Kigali international airports and connect to Kinigi park headquarters directly by road transport. This park is only 105 km from Kigali International Airport and it’s about 2 hours’ drive to park headquarters.
Travelers coming from Uganda to Volcanoes National Park can fly to Entebbe International Airport, then book a private charter plane from Entebbe/Kajjansi airfield that will airlift you to Kisoro airfield or Kihihi airfield and from here you can connect to Volcanoes in Rwanda via Cyanika land border point.