Things To Do
Golden Monkey trekking
Golden monkey is specie of old world monkey found only in Virunga volcanic mountains of central Africa, this specie is listed as endangered on the IUCN list. The most invigorating thing is that Golden Monkey trekking is also found in Volcano National Park, you do not have to move an inch to relish both Golden monkey and Gorilla trekking!
Trekking is a soft-adventure that anyone in a reasonable physical condition can do. Feed your adventurous spirit and feel the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a task Hiking to the Gorillas are easy to mild difficulty through light bamboo and brush. Total trek time is between 3 – 5 hours in groups of 8 and you get to spend an hour with the gorillas.
Dian Fossey Tomb
Trekking to the Dian Fossey Tomb is one of the most sought after safari activities carried out while visiting Volcanoes national park for a gorilla trip. The trek involves a 30 minute drive from the park headquarters to the trail head to access the Karisoke research camp where visitors walk for 10 minutes to the park boundary. The walk from the park boundary to the research center where the Dian’s grave is, takes about an hour to 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Bisoke Crater lake hike
Mountain Bisoke is a dormant volcano rising at 3711 meters above sea level. "Bisoke" is originally in swahili meaning 'soaked'. The natives referred the mountain to be soaked with the two alluring crater lakes. It is a moderate hike which is done within a day. The trek is very edifying with stunning scenery and delightful view of the lush Virunga and Rwanda’s hilly landscape, the sensation of touching clouds.
Visit the volcanic region of Rwanda to scrutiny the Caves that formed as a result of a volcanic eruption that was estimated to be 65 million years ago that offer an in-depth understanding of the geological and geographical historical development of the globe. Get lost and discover yourself in its 31 entrances. The place is located on the foothills of Volcanoes national park, which means you can easily visit these caves after gorilla trekking later in the day
Twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo
The twin lakes of Burera and Ruhondo were named after the way the lakes are topographically adjacent. These lakes are situated at the base of volcano muhabura just a few miles from the Virunga National park. The strange yet prodigious thing about these lakes is how fascinating one lake intertwines into another. These lakes offer a great opportunity to picture breathtaking scenery, fishing.
Climbing Mt Karisimbi is an arduous yet very gratifying experience. The climb begins early in the morning taking 6 hours and involves maneuvering through the Bisoke before reaching the first stopping place at an altitude of 3,700 meters for overnight camping before finishing off the journey the next day.