Young mountain gorilla in Rwanda

Signature Rwanda Safari: Gorillas, Chimpanzees and Big-Game Savannah

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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 Memorial, Volcanoes National Park, Nyungwe Forest National Park...

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Suggested Duration

11 Days

From gorillas in the mist to lions on the savannah, Rwanda is packed with unique wildlife highlights. Meet the legendary animals of the East African grasslands, track chimpanzees in the Congo Basin, boat past the hippos of the swamp, and find golden monkeys and 600-strong troops of colobus monkeys deep in the forest. This tiny, compact country combines the safari highlights of East and Central Africa, creating a wildlife intimacy that rivals any other place on the planet.

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Trip Highlights

  • Journey into the misty forest and spend an hour with an inspiring gorilla troop
  • Explore the atmosphere of the Congo Basin and encounter around a quarter of Africa’s primate species in Nyungwe Forest, including 600-strong troops of colobus monkeys
  • Game drive across iconic East African grasslands, where lions chase after a wonderfully diverse cast of antelopes
  • Trek through Volcanoes National Park a second time on another gorilla trekking experience
  • Discover the depths of Nyungwe Forest, passing extravagant flora en route to an hour with a troop of wild chimpanzees
  • Boat across the Akagera lakes and walk over the Rwandan savannah, enjoying intimate encounters with Africa’s famous big game
  • Admire the Land of 1,000 Hills from the land and the air, with a day driving across the hills and an aerial safari above the forests
  • Spend a day with researchers and conservationists in Akagera National Park, going behind the scenes to understand how such unique wilderness is preserved

Starting Price

$6,705 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.

Reviews of Zicasso's Referral Service

4.83 stars based on 36 reviews.

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