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More Than Gorillas: Secrets of Rwanda Tour
12 Day Custom Tour
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.
Icons of Rwanda and Tanzania Safari: Gorillas, Serengeti, Ngorongoro
9 Day Custom Tour
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.
Signature Rwanda Safari: Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Big-Game Savannah
11 Day Custom Tour
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.
Remarkable & Rare Primates of Rwanda Including Gorilla Trekking
9 Day Custom Tour
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.
Rwanda Gorillas & Masai Mara Great Migration Itinerary
8 Day Custom Tour
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.
Highlights of Africa Tour: The Cape, Kenyan Safari and Rwandan Primate Tracking
17 Day Custom Tour
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.
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.
Iconic Rwanda and Kenya Big-Game Safari
13 Day Custom Tour
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.
Portraits and Landscapes: Rwanda Safari for Wildlife Photographers
9 Day Custom Tour
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.
Signature Trans Africa Safari: Rwanda, Tanzania, Victoria Falls and Botswana
18 Day Custom Tour
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.
Ten-Day Privately Guided Rwanda Highlights Itinerary
10 Day Custom Tour
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.
Best of Rwanda Tour: Gorilla Trekking, Chimpanzees, Culture & More
9 Day Custom Tour
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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As Rwanda lies on the equator and offers a moderate year-round climate, the best time to visit the country is from June to September, but can greatly depend on the purpose of your visit.
Whether you are adding a gorilla-trekking experience to an east African safari, solely embarking on a gorilla excursion, eager for a visit to see the golden monkeys, or taking a break from your journey in the exceptional mountainous terrain, Rwanda’s diverse landscape and friendly people offer guests a truly warm welcome.
Enjoy the rich history and culture, explore the beauty of parks and forests, experience the distinctive grandeur between city highlights and unforgettable wildlife encounters as you uncover the best time to visit Rwanda.
A country that offers breathtaking landscapes and wildlife experiences that range from bird-watching safaris to gorilla trekking, the top six must-see places to visit in Rwanda can capture your imagination.
Spend time visiting museums and mountains, walk trails through montane forests, and trek in search of cheeky chimpanzees and mighty gorillas. Take a trip on Lake Kiva and marvel at the beauty of the Virunga Mountains.
Whether you plan to stay in Rwanda for a short visit or are eager to embark on a journey that explores the grandeur of different national parks, planning your must-see list of places in Rwanda can immerse you in the natural and cultural beauty of the country.
Gorilla trekking in Rwanda and Uganda is one of life’s greatest experiences and the unique adventure may raise questions about what you can expect during your trip, and how to make it happen.
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.
Knowing what to expect when preparing for and embarking on a gorilla trek can give you a once-in-a-lifetime experience on your African travel itinerary, as well as ensuring you are well-prepared for this unique and life-changing event.
Set in some of the most spectacular locations on Earth, an African Safari gives you an intimate look into a whole different world.
You will encounter mesmerizing wildlife, stunning landscapes, and blissful luxuries, and understanding your options will maximize your experience.
Use our Africa Safari Travel Guide to make it the best it can be as you connect with one of Zicasso’s safari experts for access to off-the-grid preserves, the best big game experiences, and so much more.
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