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The “Land of a Thousand Hills and a Million Smiles” is a country entrenched in a heartbreaking past but one full of optimistic people who smile brightly towards the future. In this verdant and lush land, lock eyes with mountain gorillas deep in the forest, proudly maintaining their remote and secluded natural habitat.

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Volcanoes National Park in Rwanda

More Than Gorillas: Secrets of Rwanda Tour

12 Day Custom Tour

From $7,315

Rwanda loves to keep its highlights a secret. Most have heard of gorilla trekking, but few know that the exclusivity extends to a sublime range of experiences throughout Rwanda. Chimpanzee and golden monkey trekking, aerial safari and history told by the survivors of history are just the beginning, but there is also boating through hippo swamps, game drives and walks with the zebra to enhance your connections to the beautiful culture. From the Central African Congo Basin rainforest to iconic East African grasslands, this 12-day safari tour of Rwanda has so much to offer.

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Baby mountain gorilla on the back of his mother in Rwanda

Icons of Rwanda and Tanzania Safari: Gorillas, Serengeti, Ngorongoro

9 Day Custom Tour

From $5,575

The icons of Rwanda and Tanzania will be revealed during your 9-day African safari. Your immersive excursion will unveil the majestic wildlife of East Africa as you search for big cats like leopards and trek through the trees to find mountain gorillas. Follow wildebeest across the plains and marvel at rhinoceroses at the waterhole to delight in luxury, excitement, and unparalleled experiences during your tailored African safari.

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Lion resting on the grass

Signature Rwanda Safari: Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Big-Game Savannah

11 Day Custom Tour

From $6,705

From gorillas in the mist to lions on the savannah, Rwanda is packed with unique wildlife highlights. Meet the legendary animals of the East African grasslands, track chimpanzees in the Congo Basin, boat past the hippos of the swamp, and find golden monkeys and 600-strong troops of colobus monkeys deep in the forest. This tiny, compact country combines the safari highlights of East and Central Africa, creating a wildlife intimacy that rivals any other place on the planet.

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Monkey Vervet in the wild in Rwanda, Africa

Remarkable & Rare Primates of Rwanda Including Gorilla Trekking

9 Day Custom Tour

From $11,155

Rwanda's forests are full of the rare and the remarkable. Silverback gorillas beat their chests, golden monkeys shine with blue faces, chimpanzees hold out their human-like hands and mangabeys, and colobus monkeys are on display from the Congo Basin. This exclusive 9-day primate safari will take you off of the main forest trails and into a realm that is mostly unseen and undocumented. It is a journey of discovery that blends surprise and adventure as you intimately encounter over a quarter of Africa's primate species.

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Great Migration, Masai Mara National Reserve, Kenya

Rwanda Gorillas & Masai Mara Great Migration Itinerary

8 Day Custom Tour

From $8,155

Combine two of East Africa’s most iconic experiences during your one week tour of Kenya and Rwanda. Follow wildebeest during the Great Migration as they travel through the Maasai Mara accentuated by the surrounding theater of wildlife. Trek through volcanic forests to discover the beauty of active gorilla troops. Your immersive luxury safari will be tailored to your goals to uncover the marvels of East Africa’s untouched wilderness.

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Vineyards in South Africa

Highlights of Africa Tour: The Cape, Kenyan Safari and Rwandan Primate Tracking

17 Day Custom Tour

From $10,365

City streets, exceptional wine, big-game safari, and primate trekking illustrate the four corners of the African experience combined on this 17-day adventure to the Cape, Kenya, and Rwanda. Connect the colors, discover the complete range of animals, and bask in the authenticity of a continent. Travel from vineyards to chimpanzees, Table Mountain to the Masai Mara, critically endangered rhinos to gorillas in the mist for a celebration of African allure, handcrafted for first-time visitors to the continent.

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A male lion is sitting on the top of the rock in Serengeti National Park, Tanzania

Unparalleled East Africa Safari Trip of a Lifetime

16 Day Custom Tour

Find yourself immersed in the drama and prestige of the wilderness during your 16-day luxury African safari through Kenya, Tanzania, and Rwanda. Discover the expansive splendor of the Serengeti as you search for golden lions and scour the jungle terrain of Volcanoes National Park to find lounging gorillas. Witness the rolling thunder of the Great Wildebeest Migration and embrace the elegance of giraffes towering above the trees. From opulent lodges to exclusive activities, you will experience the true depth and exceptional personalized service of a custom-tailored African safari during your trip of a lifetime.

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Giraffe in Akagera National Park in Rwanda

Iconic Rwanda and Kenya Big-Game Safari

13 Day Custom Tour

From $15,075

Walk to gorillas while surrounded by rhinos and this surreal experience will be merely the start of what you can do in East Africa. This signature luxury safari will celebrate the beautiful diversity as you mix the timeless highlights of Kenya and Rwanda. Intimate Big Five introductions will begin in Ol Pejeta, continue with wild and wonderful adventures in Samburu, with predators and herds on the Masai Mara plains, and then conclude with mountain gorillas and golden monkeys in the thick Volcanoes rainforest.

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Silverback gorilla in The Impenetrable Forest National Park

Portraits and Landscapes: Rwanda Safari for Wildlife Photographers

9 Day Custom Tour

From $11,695

Rwanda rewards wildlife photographers with some of our planet’s most iconic images: gorillas in the mist, portraits of chimpanzees, endangered monkeys with alluring expressions. In Volcanoes and Nyungwe Forest National Parks, you get close to these rare primates. Traveling with a specialist photographer guide, this nine-day safari itinerary finds the epic wildlife portraits and seductive Rwandan landscapes, helping you capture the images that define our planet and the fight for conservation.

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Tourists of safari watching an elephant cross the river in Chobe National Park, Botswana

Signature Trans Africa Safari: Rwanda, Tanzania, Victoria Falls and Botswana

18 Day Custom Tour

From $19,795

Africa’s great safari experiences vary wildly, yet they all share an authenticity that goes beyond the imagination. Gorilla trekking in Rwanda, the elephants of Chobe, the herds in the Serengeti, the Big Five of Ngorongoro, the Okavango oasis and the spectacle of Victoria Falls each bring unique perspectives and experiences. With a span of four countries and 18 days, this safari will showcase the continent’s major highlights for the ultimate first-time adventure into a continent untouched, and you will be amazed by how close you get.

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Zebras in Rwanda

Ten-Day Privately Guided Rwanda Highlights Itinerary

10 Day Custom Tour

From $6,095

Gorillas in the mist, lions on the savannah, chimpanzees in the rainforest, and you will only be beginning to uncover the magic of Rwanda. The Land of a Thousand Hills is packed with rare wildlife experiences and evocative tales of the past, from the monkeys of the Congo Basin to the hippos in the Akagera swamps. Celebrating the highlights of Rwanda, this 10-day safari is privately guided and will explore three contrasting national parks with a moving insight into human history in between.

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Mountain gorilla. Volcanoes National Park, Kinigi, Rwanda

Best of Rwanda Tour: Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzees, Culture & More

9 Day Custom Tour

From $5,440

Rwanda enchants. From the mountain gorillas that occupy its forests to the inspiring communities that welcome you with smiles, this small country is one of Africa's great surprises and greatest success stories as you will be embraced by a journey that combines cultural connections with surreal primate encounters. Over your 9-day itinerary, you will see the best of Rwanda with two gorilla treks and the chance to see many endangered species.

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Grand Rwanda Safari: Two Weeks of Intimacy in a Captivating Nation

13 Day Custom Tour


Intimate and evocative, the wildlife of Rwanda is incomparable. Gorilla troops are hidden in the equatorial rainforest, lions and elephants are seen crossing the savannah while chimpanzees and endangered mangabeys are nestled in the forests of the Congo Basin. This grand Rwandan safari will explore both the world-famous highlights and the unknown destinations, taking in four national parks for a truly authentic Rwandan experience.

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One-Week Highlights of Rwanda Safari

8 Day Custom Tour


Black rhinos returning, lions thriving and chimpanzees just habituated are just a few of the highlights found in a new national park in Rwanda.  With a gorilla population that is stronger than it has been for centuries, now is the time to visit Rwanda. Best of all, this is the time to explore while tourists remain relatively thin on the ground. Connecting Rwanda’s old favorites and new experiences too, this signature safari will also celebrate the remarkable story of a country that has exceeded all expectations in its regeneration.

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History and Culture of Rwanda Tour Plus Gorilla Trekking & Safari

10 Day Custom Tour


Rwanda is not defined by the scars of history, but rather by the ebullience of the present. A landscape full of vitality and vibrancy, this tiny East African country quickly reveals its heart to its visitor as your safari will unravel the stories of past and present as you share stories with Batwa pygmies, connect with genocide survivors, experience pre-colonial history guides, and engage with so many colorful locals. Your cultural immersion will be complemented by thrilling forest encounters with gorillas, chimpanzees, 700-strong monkey troops, and more.

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One-Week Best of Rwanda Safari for Seniors

8 Day Custom Tour


Gorillas and chimpanzees offer an irresistible invitation to explore their 700 members strong troops of colobus monkeys and rare mangabeys as Rwanda delights in bringing the unique. Handcrafted for senior travelers, this one-week safari itinerary will celebrate the country’s authenticity with a keen sense of exploration with an ease that opens up to exclusive wildlife encounters. Featuring excellent hotels and tailored activities, this will be an authentic safari adventure.

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Rwanda Adventure Tour: Gorillas, Volcanoes, Kayaking & Cycling the Congo Nile Trail

11 Day Custom Tour


A Rwandan adventure takes you into a land that rarely sees Western eyes, from gorilla troops to volcanic peaks, chimpanzees to Intore dance ceremonies. Handcrafted for active travelers, this 11-day Rwanda safari itinerary connects the country’s famous and unknown highlights, including four days following the Congo Nile Trail by bicycle and kayak. It is more than a journey into an untouched world; it is a connection with a culture and a country that is as charming as it is unique.

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Best of East African Safari: Gorilla Trekking, Maasai Mara, Ngorongoro, Serengeti

14 Day Custom Tour


On your 14-day best of East Africa safari, you will experience the legends of wild mountain gorillas, migrating wildebeest, evocative grasslands, and utopian volcanic terrain. Local myths shared for generations will become real as you scour the jungle for silverbacks or witness a leopard hunting unsuspecting zebra. Your luxury tour will immerse you in celebrated national parks and highlight the natural splendor in Kenya, Rwanda, and Tanzania.

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Great Apes & Great Wildebeest Migration Safari: January to June

8 Day Custom Tour


East Africa's two greatest spectacles of the Serengeti and Uganda create personal experiences; a silverback gorilla intently returning your gaze, lions hunting beside the vehicle, and mystical calls heard from your camp. They're both famous for their size, either the two million mammals or the muscled brilliance of the great apes. Yet they're also remembered for the exquisite details. Combining the Serengeti and Uganda, this 8-day safari unravels all the thrilling intimacy of gorilla trekking and the great wildebeest migration.

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Romantic East Africa Safari: Gorillas, Serengeti and Zanzibar Luxury Escape

14 Day Custom Tour


Handcrafted with couples in mind, the white sands of Zanzibar, the gorillas of Rwanda and a safari in the Serengeti are three destinations that will celebrate your romance as part of an East African escape. Evocative and enchanting, you will travel through the landscapes of a dream and mix the region’s three most notable highlights. With a private guide and light aircraft connections, you can move at a relaxed pace with exclusive wildlife highlights and a private piece of Africa made for two.

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Best of Africa’s Primate Safari: Gorillas, Chimpanzees, Golden Monkeys and More

9 Day Custom Tour


Majestic silverback gorillas beating their chest, 600-strong troops of colobus monkeys, chimpanzees draped across ebony trees, exotic species from the Congo Basin all abound as Rwanda is home to the world’s greatest primate encounters. Immersing yourself in the exotic realm of Nyungwe Forest and Volcanoes National Park, this iconic safari will explore the depths and details of the region's primates, from the unusual grey-cheeked mangabey to two intimate gorilla trekking experiences.

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New and Exclusive Gorilla & Chimpanzee Experiences in East Africa

9 Day Custom Tour


Exclusive and enchanting, this is a safari of East Africa’s new primate experiences. Intimate encounters with legendary primates have evolved as you may now become part of the habituation process as you engage with the incredible wildlife.  Spend hours with researchers alongside a troop of semi-habituated gorillas, as well as a day with chimpanzees as part of your safari adventure. Explore a new national park, encounter more than a dozen species, visit a previously unknown chimpanzee troop, and take part in an iconic gorilla trekking for an exclusive experience you will never forget.

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Giants of Africa: Gorilla Trekking Plus Tanzania & Kenya Safaris

13 Day Custom Tour


Deep within East Africa's landscapes, the giants thrive. Mountain gorillas beat their chests in Rwanda's forests, elephants march between the baobabs of Tarangire, and wildebeest form huge herds in the Serengeti. Hippos, black rhinos, giraffe and lions and on an East Africa adventure these incredible mammals become the landscape. Combining two gorilla treks with three Tanzanian parks and Kenya's Masai Mara, this 13-day safari focuses on encounters with these enormous animals.

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Kruger, Masai Mara and Gorilla Trekking Two-Week Safari

14 Day Custom Tour


As you consider the allure of Africa, three experiences rise to the pinnacle of most imaginations; the landscape of South Africa’s Kruger, the wildebeest migration in the Masai Mara, and the trek to see the wild mountain gorillas. This luxury two-week adventure safari will connect all three for the ultimate adventure into the intimacy and the drama of Africa’s wilderness. Featuring exceptional lodges, unique safari activities, private concessions, and a chance to be alone with the four-legged giants of Africa, your journey through the continent will leave you forever changed.

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Gazing into the eyes of one of the planet’s most magnificent creatures in a setting that feels so far removed from everyday life will stay with you forever. A gorilla-trekking experience lets you witness the majestic beings as they share their mannerisms and exhibit their strong family bonds.

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