Primates of Rwanda

What's included?

Park entry, permits, guides, transportation, accommodation, breakfast, water, medevac insurance.

Private Trip

Cost: from $6,580 per person based on two people sharing.

Trek through primeval forests in search of chimpanzees, golden and colobus monkeys and some of the world’s only mountain gorillas.

Over the course of several days you’ll see some of the most beautiful and remote parts of Rwanda.

After exploring the capital, you’ll head deep into the country to track apes and monkeys in the carefully preserved pockets of ancient land that make up Rwanda’s National Parks. Along the way you’ll see exceptional birdlife and an abundance of flora, meet the custodians of this unique heritage and enjoy a fascinating journey through the Land of a Thousand Hills.

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Kigali
Welcome to Rwanda! You’ll be met at the airport for the short drive to your hotel. Tonight is a welcome dinner at one of Kigali's best restaurants.
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Kigali
Spend the day discovering the Rwandan capital’s heritage with a visit to a neighborhood market, milk bar and one of our favorite lunch spots. You'll also have an opportunity to visit the Genocide Memorial.
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Kigali to Nyungwe
Visit the King’s Palace at Huye before arriving at Nyungwe National Park. Walk on high through the rainforest canopy - the suspension bridge is 70m above the ground.
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Chimpanzees
This morning you’ll head into the forest to track chimps - our closest relatives with a 99% DNA match. Spend the afternoon touring a tea plantation, hiking to the nearby Isumo waterfalls or getting a little R&R.
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Lake Kivu
Explore one of the Great Lakes of Africa by boat, crossing over to Napoleon Island for a spot of bird watching. Enjoy lunch and drinks on the beach.
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Mountain gorillas
Climb into the misty mountains to track one of the gorilla families and spend an hour in their mesmerizing company. In the afternoon, explore the border town of Musanze.
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Golden monkeys
Hike into the Volcanoes National Park to see the endemic golden monkeys. After a quick lunch, return to Kigali through the magnificent winding hills.