This is the major national park of Rwanda as it fetches more revenue to the government treasury more than any other park in the land. It is a home to third of the remaining mountain gorillas in the world. It is part of the virunga ranges which is shared by three Countries of Rwanda, Uganda and DRC. The park is composed of five out of eight volcanoes of Virunga mountains which are; Karisimbi, Bisoke, Muhabura, Gahinga and Sabyinyo.
This park borders the virunga National park of DRC and Mgahinga national park of Uganda. The park is full of rain forest and bamboo. It was a base to Dian Fossey an American Zoologist. Who studied about Gorillas until she was murdered inside her research centre at Karisoke.
Gorillas have increased in number in this park and there are 10 habituated families that are visited by visitors. Eight visitors are allowed to visit each gorilla group per day. This means that 80 visitors track gorillas in this park per day.
Gorilla tracking is the main activity in this park. Here in Rwanda attracts many visitors since the park is a few hours’ drive to the park. Visitors on business in Rwanda can spare one day and do the one day gorilla tracking or two days. This has made so popular and the roads are good.