Volcanoes National Park is one of the three home of mountain Gorillas situated in Virunga crescent. VNP is situated in northern region of Rwanda in Ruhengeri province – 2hrs drive from Kigali to the park. Besides gorillas, Volcanoes National Park is a home for golden monkeys, a variety of birds, reptiles, amphibians, and insects among other creatures which together make a complete Rwanda safari package.
Spanning on a 160 sqkm area in the northern part of Rwanda, Volcanoes National Park associates with other parks in Virunga region including Mgahinga Gorilla national Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in Democratic Republic of Congo.
Self- drive to Volcanoes National Park is one of the stunning experiences through the rolling hills of Rwanda with a clear view of the mighty Virunga ranges. The roads are clear but you need to drive carefully because Rwanda sets laws and implement them. Follow all the traffic rules to avoid penalties because the government of Rwanda sets Speed detectors on all roads to penalize over speeding drivers.
Gorilla trekking tour on self- drive begins from Kigali where our sales agent is situated or you can request us to deliver a car where you are and start the trip from there. VNP is the most visited park and mountain Gorillas – the top tourist attraction in Rwanda.
If you are on self- drive, make avoid driving at night and early in the morning because of unclear sights which may cause you accidents. So, take your time, go self- drive-in right time and avoid rushing. More so, drive on left hand side of the road a custom which Rwanda inherited their French colonial master.
Benefits of self- drive gorilla safaris in Rwanda
Its is cheaper compared to car with a driver – you can avoid the expense of the driver and just hire a car.
The traveler moves on his pace – no rushing since the driver is your self and you decide the speed of the car.
The traveler rent a car he or she can afford in terms of fuel consumption. If you are on low budget then, hire affordable cars.
Fast travel – the guest is assured of reaching his or her destinations in time. It’s the driver to determine whether to increase the speed or reduce. For that case, the car has to be in good condition, well fueled, comprehensively insured and properly serviced.
Travel with friends and relatives – self drive allows guests to travel freely with friends, relatives and business colleague.
You can go gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park on self – drive.