Up close with gorillas in Rwanda

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

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Kigali, Ntarama Memorial, Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu...

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Suggested Duration

13 Days

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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Trip Highlights

  • Spend an hour with the world’s largest primates on an enchanting gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park
  • Explore East Africa’s newest national park and find rare monkey species in the Gishwati-Mukura forests
  • Game drive across the thrilling big-game savannah, coming face to face with elephants, lions, and hippos
  • Go chimpanzee trekking in Nyungwe Forest for an hour with some of Rwanda’s rare and endangered primates
  • Discover the East African savannah from multiple perspectives with both walking and boat safaris in Akagera National Park
  • Find out how every troop is different with a second gorilla trek in Volcanoes National Park with an opportunity to come within seven meters of these precious giants
  • Relax on the shores of Lake Kivu and spend a day paddling out to its bird and bat-filled islands
  • Take walks through the fabulous equatorial rainforest for journeys that bring intimate encounters with different monkeys, mangabeys, and an incredible assortment of exotic birdlife
  • Uncover the real story behind Rwanda’s history with a day in the capital city of Kigali and contemplative visits to some of the country’s memorials

Starting Price

$10,811 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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