About us

Our Association is charity organization that was created to support local people Through community tourism activities, it was created in 2008 with vision of sharing with travelers of Rwanda the unforgettable experience of real life of Rwandans that combines wildlife natural beauty of scenery and landscapes, incredible friendly people from their villages and cultural diversity etc. Our main objectives is job creation, helping tourists in different services and supporting the community. If you want to experience true life of Rwandese, then the local guides will help you to meet local people with different entertainments and visit our parks.

Whether you want to plan the perfect honey moon, Rwandan adventure holiday, the ultimate Rwandan safari or a unique family vacation, Volcanoes Opportunity Association is here to offer you photographic Rwandan safaris, ecotourism and adventure travel . All our trips or walks are tailor- made to our guests' preferences. So after wildlife trip in Rwanda, it is your time to know the life of people who live around! Which makes your trip memorable (wildlife in Rwanda and lifestyle of Rwandans).

Whatever your special interest, we have something that will meet your expectations. We do all research, make your itinerary, provide necessary information and complete all details. What you need to do is to pack your bag and prepare for the Rwandan vacation of once life time experience.

Volcanoes opportunity Association employed people who were born and raised in Rwanda especially in the villages who know the real life of Rwandans. We founded this Association not only for ourselves to enrich our families but also the love and passion that we have for Rwandan vulnerable families that's why the money you pay for different services we offer to our guests 60% goes directly to the local people. Volcanoes opportunity Association is owned by a team of 32 local guides who are based in different parts of Rwanda. Founder and managing director is Theodore NZABONIMPA.

We are looking forward to offering you an unforgettable experience in Rwanda.

Why did we create Tourism InformationĀ centerĀ in Musanze?

In the way of keeping eradicating poverty among local people living nearby the Parks. Musanze is a town located in the northern part of the country and is economically the second town after Kigali. It is also the first tourism hub in the country; thanks to its nearness location from endangered mountain gorillas. We, as Volcanoes Opportunity Association(Team of local guides in Rwanda), we have seen that there is lack of tourism information mostly in Musanze whereby many tourists come to enjoy the best view of chain of mountains, mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, mountain hiking, visit to the Dian Fossey grave to mention but a few.

V.O.A was created to be a catalyst of sustainable community based tourism development in Rwanda starting from the Northern part of Rwanda.

This is believed to be achieved through the marketing of community experiences and attractions to the world; basically targeting the nature-culture-adventure lovers and other special interests markets like volunteers in health ,educational tours, scholars, researchers, environmentalists, etc. VOA targets local, regional and international travelers who desire authentic tours, diverse and meaningful experiences in different destinations, through a new approach of creating relationship with the Rwandan people.

We needed to improve the service rendered to the tourists who come in the area through providing tourism information about different tourism destinations in Rwanda and in particular for the tourists who travel in northern part of the country.

The following are some activities we provide before or after parks visits:

  • Real Village walk
  • Scenic walk and bird watching
  • Local hills hiking
  • Biking in the villages
  • Volunteer tours
  • Volcanoes hiking bookings and facilities(permits, tents, gloves, hiking boots, sleeping bags, rain coats, first aid kits, food, cook, packed lunch or snacks, etc.) we also provide a medical doctor to hike with tourists depending on guests request.
  • Boat cruise in twin lakes(Burera&Ruhondo) and lake Kivu
  • Sundowner cruise(booked two days before the trip)
  • Coffee tours(learning how coffee is prepared from seedling up to the cup)
  • Spiritual tours
  • Cultural tours
  • Home stay
  • Local beers production
  • Visit to community projects
  • Educational tours, to mention but few.

VOLCANOES RESTO-BAR

The idea of creating the VOLCANOES RESTO-BAR and locate it just at the entrance of Volcanoes National Park of Bisate in Kinigi Sector was triggered by the fact that tourists who come to visiting the products such as Gorillas (6 families), Dian Fossey Grave, Ngezi Trail, Bisoke and Kalisimbi hiking start and end their visits there and there was a need to provide facilitations at the same place.

This restaurant was established to help the tourists who come at this main parking to get quality food and beverage; provide hiking and camping facilities (Tents, Sleeping bags, gloves, boots, First aid Kit, cooking facilities +chef), Packed lunches, Fast food, Different hot drinks, Resto-Bar, Cloakrooms for tourists who need to change clothes after Park visit; Outside catering to mention but few.Another reason was to create job opportunities mostly for women and youth, and provide market of local agricultural products for the people who live in the surrounding of Volcanoes National Park; V.O.A strongly believes to achieve its prime aim of ensuring the equitable distribution of tourism income by paying up to 60% of the income generated to the community.