Volcanoes National Park is 160 square kilometers in size and is the oldest national park in Africa. The Park is home to not only the Mountain Gorillas, but also Golden Monkeys, Elephants, Black-fronted Duiker and Bushbuck, Spotted Hyena and Buffaloes, The park has almost 200 bird species including 29 endemics to Rwenzori Mountains and the Virungas. Also there is a one-day Mount Bisoke volcano hike, visiting Dian Fossey’s research center and the twin lakes of Ruhondo and Bulera.
The Mountain Gorillas are the most sought after safari adventure in Africa; these primates only exist in Rwanda, Uganda and the Democratic Republic of Congo. The permit fees are higher than any other wildlife permit to help sustain the livelihood of the Mountain Gorillas.