Tea plantation near Nyungwe Forest in Rwanda

History and Culture of Rwanda Tour Plus Gorilla Trekking & Safari

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Customizable Itinerary

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Countries Visited


Places Visited

Kigali, Genocide Memorial Centre, Nyungwe Forest, Butare...

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Suggested Duration

10 Days

Rwanda is not defined by the scars of history, but rather by the ebullience of the present. A landscape full of vitality and vibrancy, this tiny East African country quickly reveals its heart to its visitor as your safari will unravel the stories of past and present as you share stories with Batwa pygmies, connect with genocide survivors, experience pre-colonial history guides, and engage with so many colorful locals. Your cultural immersion will be complemented by thrilling forest encounters...

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Trip Highlights

  • Trek for gorillas in the volcanic forest and meet an endangered troop that delights in its inimitability
  • Spend time with a community of Batwa pygmies, ancient rainforest dwellers who have always shared the resources with the gorillas
  • Unravel the narratives behind the 1994 genocide with an expert historical guide as you visit a range of memorials and hear from those who survived
  • Discover the vibrancy of modern Rwanda and explore the stories behind its unique colonial history
  • Travel further back in time to the Nyanza kings and the legends that took place long before the Europeans arrived
  • Journey into the depths of Nyungwe Forest and meet large troops of colobus monkeys, and then spend an hour with a troop of rare chimpanzees
  • Meet locals from all walks of life as you traverse Rwanda, including those supported by Dian Fossey’s conservation work and those that love to entertain
  • Surround yourself with primates, from golden monkeys to grey-cheeked mangabeys and many more

Starting Price

$8,055 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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