Activities & Attractions

What to do and where to do it

If you are looking for outdoor activities, Volcanoes National Park (PNV) is the place to be! PNV is home to a large variety of wildlife including the mountain gorillas, … Preserved within Volcanoes National Park are three Virunga Volcanoes; Karisimbi, Bisoke, and Sabinyo. These are part of the seven volcanoes that make up the Virunga ranges that stretch from Congo to Uganda.

There are lots of things to do in Volcanoes National Park. Here are some of the activities that are open to you while you’re here.

Inside Volcanoes National Park

Mountain Gorilla trek

Volcanoes Hike

Dian Fossey hike

Golden Monkeys

Mountain Gorilla trekking is possible throughout the year. There are 10 habituated gorilla groups that can be visited by tourists. To visit these great apes, a gorilla permit is required.

The cost is 1500 USD per person payable to the Rwanda Development Board

There are seven volcanoes within the Virunga Massif. You can go mountain climbing in the Volcanoes National Park.
– Bisoke Hiking
– Karisimbi Hiking

The Cost for both of them is 75 USD for foreigners, 65 USD for East Africa Residents

Trekking to the Dian Fossey Tomb is one of the most sought after safari activities carried out while visiting Volcanoes national park for a gorilla trip. The trek involves a 30 minutes drive from the park headquarters to the trail head to access the Karisoke research camp where visitors walk for 10 minutes to the park boundary.

The cost is 75 USD

 Golden monkeys trekking takes place in Volcanoes national park and at the same time 7:00 just like gorillas. These rare species are also listed as endangered – and Volcanoes national park currently has two habituated golden monkeys’ troops that are available for visiting by tourists in the park, both of which make about 80 members. The cost is 100 USD

Outside Volcanoes National Park

  • Excursion to the Twin Lakes, free of charge*
  • Hike to the Waterfalls in Musanze, free of charge*. 
  • Walk to the local village around the Lodge, free of charge*.
  • Intore dancers, free of charge*.
  • Visit local Community Projects in Musanze (like local schools, local makets,.. ), all free of charge*.
  • Visit a local school, free of charge*.

* Although those events are free of charge, it shouldn’t stop you from making a donation to the community depending on how much you’re satisfied.


Stay at our lodge and you are sure to have a relaxing, inspiring trip to Rwanda’s Volcanoes National Park!


We also offer a place to stay at in Kigali through our sister property, Kent Residence