Nyungwe Forest National Park in Rwanda

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

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Kigali, National Genocide Memorial, Nyungwe Forest National Park, Congo Basin...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

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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Trip Highlights

  • Uncover the intricate exoticism of the Congo Basin, safely explored from Rwanda’s remote Nyungwe Forest National Park
  • Journey into the thick mountainous hills of Volcanoes National Park, one of only two remaining strongholds of the critically-endangered mountain gorilla, the world’s largest primate
  • Spend a day tracking chimpanzees and follow their strange echoed shouts to the heart of the wilderness
  • Seek out troops of rare golden monkeys with their iconic primates with deft blue faces and resplendent fur
  • Discover astonishing scenes in the Nyungwe Forest, with 600-strong troops of colobus monkeys, along with the bizarre and rare owl-faced monkey, silver monkey, L’Hoest’s monkey, and grey-cheeked mangabey
  • Meet conservationists and communities as you follow in the footsteps of Dian Fossey to explore the successes behind gorilla conservation in Rwanda
  • Create unbelievable memories with two gorilla treks that will guide your discovery of Rwanda’s primates with one bringing astonishing intimacy, and the other focused on the elaborate details
  • Savor the dreamy forest vistas as you fly over Nyungwe Forest and Volcanoes National Park and gaze out over the misty canopy from your lodge

Starting Price

$8,302 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

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  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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