This is Rwanda’s famous national park. Volcanoes Park is the oldest national park in Africa, created in 1925. That’s where Diana Fossey had her research base for many years. It’s comprised five outstanding volcanic mountains namely Muhabura (4127m), Gahinga(3474m), Sabyinyo (3634m), Bisoke(3711m) and Kalisimbi(4507m) above sea level(up to 15000feet) and neatly covered with rich green rainforest.
The Volcanoes are situated in the far northwest of Rwanda and are home to the last population of the rare and endangered mountain gorillas in the world.
The park has other species of animals such as the African forest elephant, red-fronted duikers, cape forest buffaloes, porcupines, golden monkeys…
There are different activities besides gorilla tracking of which include mountain climbing, nature walks, visit the Diana Fossey tombs and gorilla graves and a visit to the rare golden monkeys.