Discover a truly unique African safari experience.

Parc National des Volcans, or National Volcanoes Park as it is known in English, lies in north western Rwanda and borders Virunga National Park in the Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. The national park, which spans 13 000 hectares, is renowned as being a sanctuary for the endangered mountain gorilla which is threatened by poaching, rapid human settlement development and disease.

It is also home to five of the eight volcanoes of the Virunga Mountains, which are characterised by their blanket of rainforest and bamboo. The park was the base for primatologist and conservationist Dian Fossey who, through her work, created a conservation strategy for the gorillas and contributed immensely to the protection and survival of the existing gorillas found here today.

Hidden amongst the dense, misty forests of these treacherous volcanic slopes you will discover a truly unique African safari experience. A hike on one of the park’s famous mountain gorilla tours can bring you into contact with these highly endangered creatures and allow you to experience one of the most intimate and poignant of African wildlife safari encounters first hand.

The film Gorillas in the Mist, the biographical account of Dian Fossey, was set and shot in the park, and it remains one of the few places left to experience an intimate encounter with these amazing creatures by tracking one of the four habituated gorilla families.

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Bisate Lodge is built into the natural amphitheatre of an eroded extinct volcano.

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Stay in Volcanoes Park

Discover our selection of the top accommodation offerings in Volcanoes National Park.

Bisate Lodge

Enjoy an extraordinary gorilla conservation experience and a holistic exploration of this beautiful region.

Sabyinyo Silverback lodge

Situated in the foothills of the mighty Virunga Volcanoes affording wonderful views of the volcanoes and surroundings.

Gorillas Nest Lodge

Situated in Rwanda’s North West Musanze district positioned on the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Singita Kwitonda Lodge offers an intimate engagement with the landscape and a sense of solitude within nature.

Bisate Lodge

Enjoy an extraordinary gorilla conservation experience and a holistic exploration of this beautiful region.

Sabyinyo Silverback lodge

Situated in the foothills of the mighty Virunga Volcanoes affording wonderful views of the volcanoes and surroundings.

Gorillas Nest Lodge

Situated in Rwanda’s North West Musanze district positioned on the foothills of the Virunga Volcano range.

Singita Kwitonda Lodge

Singita Kwitonda Lodge offers an intimate engagement with the landscape and a sense of solitude within nature.

Bisate Lodge

Enjoy an extraordinary gorilla conservation experience and a holistic exploration of this beautiful region.

Sabyinyo Silverback lodge

Situated in the foothills of the mighty Virunga Volcanoes affording wonderful views of the volcanoes and surroundings.

Guest Feedback
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for an incredible trip to Rwanda. We didn’t have to think of a single thing – every tiny detail was taken care of. And what a beautiful country."

Jo & Chris, SA | Rwanda Trip

Guest Feedback
"Susan and I had a great 7 day trip to Rwanda. Highly recommended. Included 2 gorilla treks which exceeded our expectations – gorillas approached within 1 metre and we always felt safe with the experienced guides – even had the unexpected bonus of seeing 2 elephants up close on the 1 trek. Food at the Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel was outstanding! People were friendly."

David & Susan, USA | 7 Day Rwanda Trip

Guest Feedback
"Kim and her team did an exemplary job planning and executing our trip to Rwanda. Not only was the gorilla and golden monkey trekking the most amazing experience but Rwanda is a beautiful, well run country and so worth the visit! We have told all our friends what an amazing experience we had!"

Leigh & Jannie, SA | Rwanda gorilla trekking trip

Guest Feedback
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for an incredible trip to Rwanda. We didn’t have to think of a single thing – every tiny detail was taken care of. And what a beautiful country."

Jo & Chris, SA | Rwanda Trip

Guest Feedback
"Susan and I had a great 7 day trip to Rwanda. Highly recommended. Included 2 gorilla treks which exceeded our expectations – gorillas approached within 1 metre and we always felt safe with the experienced guides – even had the unexpected bonus of seeing 2 elephants up close on the 1 trek. Food at the Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel was outstanding! People were friendly."

David & Susan, USA | 7 Day Rwanda Trip

Guest Feedback
"Kim and her team did an exemplary job planning and executing our trip to Rwanda. Not only was the gorilla and golden monkey trekking the most amazing experience but Rwanda is a beautiful, well run country and so worth the visit! We have told all our friends what an amazing experience we had!"

Leigh & Jannie, SA | Rwanda gorilla trekking trip

Guest Feedback
"I just wanted to say thank you so much for an incredible trip to Rwanda. We didn’t have to think of a single thing – every tiny detail was taken care of. And what a beautiful country."

Jo & Chris, SA | Rwanda Trip