A baby and mother mountain gorilla in Rwanda

New and Exclusive Gorilla & Chimpanzee Experiences in East Africa

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited


Places Visited

Kigali, National Genocide Centre, Gishwati Forest, Gishwati-Mukura National Park...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

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,...

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Trip Highlights

  • Engage with a recently habituated chimpanzee troop in the Gishwati Forest as you spend time with primates who have only been seen by visitors since 2017
  • Absorb the charms of Rwandan gorilla trekking for the iconic East African experience in Volcanoes National Park
  • Become part of the research as you participate in the new and exclusive gorilla habituation experience, spending up to four hours with researchers alongside a wild mountain gorilla troop
  • Spend a full day with a troop of semi-habituated chimpanzees in Kibale Forest for an exclusive opportunity to fully understand the behavioral range of the primates
  • Discover East Africa’s newest national park, Gishwati-Mukura, an untrammeled haven for a full range of unusual monkey species
  • Celebrate the diversity of East Africa’s primates as you encounter more than a dozen species as each of the national parks have their special unique wildlife
  • View Rwanda through the stories of its people and tales of a vibrant

Starting Price

$11,695 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

  • Accommodations
  • 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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