Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda
Home to Rwanda’s endangered mountain gorillas, Volcanoes National Park is a special place indeed. Located in the country’s northwestern corner, visitors are drawn to Musanze to catch a glimpse of the jungle’s most famous inhabitants. It’s a remarkable place indeed — but there’s rather more to the rainforest than the gorillas alone.
For one thing, as the name suggests, there are the volcanoes, with five imposing peaks to be found in a National Park that is the largest on the entire African continent. Then there’s the thick forest itself, covering 160 square kilometres, and home to countless creatures and twisting trails that demand to be explored. The gorillas mean that Volcanoes National Park is a much-visited place, with tour groups and expeditions aplenty. But take a step off the beaten track and you’ll find that the jungle’s wildest corners remain, making this the perfect place to explore and leave the modern world behind.