Silverback gorilla in The Impenetrable Forest National Park

Portraits and Landscapes: Rwanda Safari for Wildlife Photographers

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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, Gorilla Research Centre, Volcanoes National Park, Lake Kivu...

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Suggested Duration

9 Days

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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Trip Highlights

  • Capture spectacular portraits of the world’s largest primates with two days of gorilla trekking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Travel with a wildlife photographer guide, learning the tricks and tips of wildlife photography specific to the challenging conditions found in Rwanda
  • Prepare yourself for photographing gorillas with a day spent tracking golden monkeys, a chance to test out conditions in the rainforest and photograph another of the country’s mystical species
  • Explore thick Congo Basin forest and photograph more of the world’s rarest primates, expert guides getting you close to silver monkeys, grey-cheeked mangabeys, and Hamlyn’s and Dent’s mona monkeys
  • Spend a day tracking chimpanzees, getting photos of an incredible likeness to yourself
  • Explore the green hills of Rwanda with a drive along Lake Kivu and visits to communities around Volcanoes National Park, enjoying endless opportunities for landscapes and portraits
  • Photograph an astonishing display of scale with 700-strong colobus monkey troops that jump through the Nyungwe Forest
  • Always have your camera on hand as rare primates swing past the lodge, the combination of wild and urban life making for fabulous composition

Starting Price

$15,205 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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