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 Volcanoes National Park is located in the heart of Central Africa in the north western part of Rwanda and has a very high altitude. The Parc des Volcans protect the steep slopes of the amazing mountain range which is a home of the rare mountain gorillas and the rich mosaic of montane ecosystems which embrace evergreen and bamboo forest, open grassland, swamp and heath.

An exhilarating trek through the cultivated foothills of the Virunga offers stirring views in all directions. Then, abruptly, the trail enters the national park, immersing trekkers in the mysterious intimacy of the rainforest, alive with the calls of colorful birds and chattering of the rare golden monkey and littered with fresh spoor of the mountains’ elusive population of buffalo and elephant. Through gaps in the forest canopy, the magnificent peaks are glimpsed, easily accessible and among the highest in Africa, beckoning an ascent.


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