Volcanoes national park is located within Musanze area northwest of Rwanda. A small village that was previously known as Ruhengeri. The park borders Virunga national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Congo and Uganda respectively. The park is home to mountain gorillas and the only Rwanda gorilla safari destination. For the big tourist numbers that go there, knowing how to get to Volcanoes national park is actually necessary.
How to get to volcanoes national park by road;
Getting to Rwanda’s volcanoes national park depends on the starting point of your Gorilla safari Rwanda. The distances here start from major towns from which most tourists are expected to start their road drive distances.
From Kigali international airport (Rwanda’s national airport), Volcanoes national park is 116km away with a drive time of 2h 34min using the fastest route via Kigali-Ruhengeri road.
From Kigali town (Rwanda’s capital), its 112km to volcanoes national park via Kigali-Ruhengeri road taking a drive time of 2h 29min.
From Gisenyi-close to Congo border, Volcanoes national park is 73.7km taking a drive time of 1h 35min via Ruhengeri-Gisenyi road which is the fastest route.
These drive distance can make it possible for one to do a gorilla trekking safari in Rwanda and then drive back to their destinations or set off points. This is because gorilla trekking takes about 2-3 hours and it starts at 7:00am from the park headquarters in Kanigi.
How to get to volcanoes national park by air;
From any location, tourists arrive at Kigali international airport prior to their gorilla trek. From Kigali international airport your tour operator will pick you up or take an airport taxi. It’s 116km from the airport to Volcanoes national park.
The best way to get to Volcanoes national park is by flying in direct to Rwanda rather than any other neighboring country.
Choose the best and comfortable means, go to the land of a thousand hills and meet the world’s largest living primates.