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Discover iconic Rwanda Destinations Volcanoes National Park


Area 160 km2 (62 sq. mi)
How to get there: Hawaii’ i Volcanoes National Park is located on the island of Hawai’i. From Kailua-Kona: 95 miles southeast towards Highway 11 (2-to-2.5-hour drive), or 125 miles through Waimea and Hilo via highways 19 and 11 (2.5 to 3 hours).
What to do there: See the LAVA flow, Hike the Kilauea IKI Trial, Thurston LAVA Tube, Carter Rim Drive, Chain of Carter Road, Devastation Trial, Hollie sea arch.


Volcanoes National Park is a national park in north-western Rwanda. It covers 160 km2 (62 sq mi) of rainforest and involves five of the eight volcanoes in the Virunga Mountains, namely Karisimbi, Bespoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo. It borders is Virunga National Park in the Democratic Republic of Congo and Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda. It is home to the mountain gorilla and the golden monkey, and was the base for the primatologist Dian Fossey.


The Volcanoes National Park became a frontline during the Rwandan Civil War, with the park headquarters being attacked in 1992. The research centre was abandoned, and all tourist activities (including visiting the gorillas) were stopped. They did not resume again until 1999, when the area was believed to be safe and under control. There have been occasional infiltrations by Rwandan rebels from the Democratic Forces for the Liberation of Rwanda in subsequent years, but these are always stopped quickly by the Rwandan army and there is thought to be no threat to tourism in the park.

Buhanga Eco-Park, an ancient woodland containing Rwanda’s most interesting folklore, and Musanze Caves, and etc. constructed 62 million years ago after the last estimated volcanic explosion, are both located inside the limits of Volcanoes National Park.