Mount Sabyinyo and Mount Gahinga, seen from a lodge in Volcanoes National Park

Rwanda Safari for Seniors: Gorilla Trekking, Luxury Lodges, Tailored Activities

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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, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park

Suggested Duration

8 Days

Rwanda excels in intimate wildlife encounters; the rhythmic pounding of a silverback beating his chest, playful chimpanzees digging with sticks, a dozen monkey species swinging past your lodge, wild mountain gorillas returning your gaze. This handcrafted safari makes these natural wonders accessible to senior travelers, combining the country’s highlights with its best lodges and finest guides. Enchanting and exclusive, it’s a week-long journey into the heart of Africa.

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Trip Highlights

  • Spend an hour with a wild mountain gorilla troop in the remote rainforest of Volcanoes National Park
  • Explore the wonders of the Congo Basin with three nights in Nyungwe Forest National Park, where over a quarter of Africa’s primates reside, including 700-strong troops of Rwenzori colobus monkeys
  • Settle into the five-star luxury of Rwanda’s three finest lodges and hotels, with two nights in the Kigali Serena, two nights at Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge, and three nights at Nyungwe Forest Lodge
  • Trace the legacy of Dian Fossey by visiting the Gorilla Research Center and discovering how conservation efforts continues to thrive
  • Uncover the hidden history to Rwanda with a full-day cultural tour, which takes a poignant look at the 1994 genocide then focuses on the optimism of today
  • Wander through ancient rainforests and come face to face with a troop of chimpanzees
  • Expert guides tailor the treks for senior travelers, making them more accessible by minimizing the time on foot
  • Fly across Rwanda in a light aircraft, a beautiful journey that reveals the mystical colors of the hills

Starting Price

$12,579 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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