​Getting There – Volcanoes NP

Ariadne van Zandbergen
Expert
By Ariadne van Zandbergen

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who write and update many Bradt guides, including the guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne is a renowned Africa expert. She and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Rwanda.

Ariadne and her husband form a team who author the Bradt guide to Rwanda.

Travel Alert

Travel restrictions and additional entry requirements may apply for Rwanda due to the coronavirus pandemic and if so, can change from day-to-day. Please visit our coronavirus page to stay informed about the latest developments.

Travel Alert

Most visitors arrive in Rwanda via Kigali International Airport (KGL), located on the outskirts of the capital, Kigali.

Volcanoes National Park is located in the north of the country, about 105km/65mi from Kigali, 60km/37mi from Rubavu and 10km/6mi from Musanze. Note that the speed limit in Rwanda is 60km per hour throughout. The drive from Kigali takes about 2½ hours and from Rubavu 1½ hours.

All participants in any activity at the park must report to the park headquarters in Kinigi by 7am. Therefore, it is recommended to stay close to the park, or in nearby Musanze.

There are no scheduled domestic flights to Volcanoes National Park.

Akagera Aviation offers charter helicopter transfers to anywhere in the country, including Volcanoes National Park.

Airlines & Ticket Prices

Please check Skyscanner to see which airlines can take you to Kigali International Airport (KGL), and what tickets would cost.

Passport, Visa & Other Entry Requirements

Please check our Getting There – Rwanda page to learn more about passport, visa and other entry requirements.

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