Virunga Mountains

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Volcanoes national park situated in Rwanda boasts as home to the remaining number of the endangered mountain gorillas in the world and it also harbors five of the eight famous volcanic ranges in the Virunga massif streamlined across the Albertine rift valley which is part of the great East African rift valley.

Volcanoes National Park Rwanda

Volcanoes National Park is boarded by Mgahinga Gorilla National Park in Uganda and Virunga National Park in Congo which is also home to the enchanting mountain gorillas, monkeys, forest elephants, and many other primates. Volcanoes national park covers an area of 160 kilometers squared.

Volcanoes national park was the base for the famous American primatologist Dean Fossy who dedicated her life to the study and conservation of mountain gorillas, she established an institute which still stands up to date the Karisoke research institute.

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