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Parc des volcans

«Au coeur de l’Afrique centrale, si haut que vous frissonnez plus que vous ne transpirez», a écrit Dian Fossey, l’éminente primatologue, «il y a de grands et vieux volcans qui culminent à près de 4000 mètres  et qui sont presque entièrement recouverts d’une dense forêt tropicale – les Virungas.» Le Parc National des Volcans fait partie du massif des Virunga, et abrite des gorilles de montagne, des singes dorés et autres animaux.

Tracking endangered mountain gorillas through the mysterious intimacy of the rain forest, alive with the calls of 200 species of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey, is only one of the truly unique experiences in the area.

Photo Credit : Annabel Illingworth

Within the boundaries of Volcanoes National Park are Buhanga Eco-Park, an ancient forest holding Rwanda’s most intriguing folklore and Musanze Caves, formed 62 million years ago after the last estimated volcanic eruption.

Hiking, canoeing, mountain biking and village experiences offer something for everyone to enjoy.

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What to Wear

Sturdy clothing and solid walking shoes. In case of rain, gaiters and a lightweight waterproof will come in useful.