Volcanoes National Park, found in northern Rwanda, borders with Virunga National Park in Congo and Mgahinga National Park in southern Uganda.
Together, the three parks protect the forest in Virungabergen, which is one of only two remaining habitats for the highly endangered mountain gorilla, or the eastern highland gorge.
Volcanoes National Park is at a rather high altitude and protects 160 square kilometers of the stunning mountain landscape of Virungabergen.
The Virunga Mountains with their distinctive pointed peaks consist of five volcanoes extending approximately 700 kilometers along the borders between Rwanda, Congo and Uganda.
Volcanoes National Park consists of sparse mountain forest with giant bamboo and a variety of hardwoods up to about 2,700 m above sea level.
Over 2,700 meters of wood, the woods become sparse, although the westernmost part of the park has dense forests up to over 3,000 meters above sea level due to the fact that more rain is received.
The park is best known for its mountain gorillas, but other animals seen in the forest are the extinct golden monkey bush and hyena.
It is easy to get to Volcanoes National Park. From Kigali, the journey to Ruhengeri takes about 2.5 hours. The road is asphalted all the way, making the trip comfortable.
From Ruhengeri there are a few kilometers of paved roads and then the gravel road (which during the rainy season can be difficult to reach) and then the last kilometer on foot.
Below the park lies an area of agriculture as you walk through the last bit to reach your destination.(Uncategorized)