Mountain gorillas in Rwanda

One-Week Best of Rwanda Safari for Seniors

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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

Gorillas and chimpanzees offer an irresistible invitation to explore their 700 members strong troops of colobus monkeys and rare mangabeys as Rwanda delights in bringing the unique. Handcrafted for senior travelers, this one-week safari itinerary will celebrate the country’s authenticity with a keen sense of exploration with an ease that opens up to exclusive wildlife encounters. Featuring excellent hotels and tailored activities, this will be an authentic safari adventure.

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Trip Highlights

  • Come face to face with a wild mountain gorilla troop and spend an hour with the world’s largest primates
  • Journey into the mystical world of Nyungwe Forest and rare monkeys and mangabeys will provide a day of enchantment
  • Spend a day chimpanzee trekking for a unique opportunity to meet one of the Congo Basin’s wild troops
  • Explore Rwanda’s complicated history with a private guide as you visit the poignant memorial sites and discover the country’s color and enthusiasm
  • Go behind the scenes of gorilla research with a guided visit to the Gorilla Research Centre, along with the chance to meet some of the local communities who coexist with the gorillas
  • Enjoy Rwanda’s finest accommodation, with handpicked five-star hotels and lodges throughout your itinerary
  • Discover the rural charms of Rwanda on your drive from Volcanoes National Park to Nyungwe Forest as you wind along the shores of Lake Kivu and visit traditional villages
  • Marvel at some of Africa’s rarest sights, including 700-strong troops of colobus monkeys and rumbustious forest elephants
  • Trek for gorillas and chimpanzees with your guide on a journey that is tailored towards senior travelers to minimize the length of the trek and provide additional assistance when desired

Starting Price

$5,115 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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