This Rwanda group safari is open for joining depending on your preferred dates. Experience the scenery, nature and wildlife of Rwanda. The group tour will continue to Nyungwe forest for chimpanzee trekking, colobus monkey trekking and canopy walk. Depending on availability of time, you will visit the ethnographic museum and the tea plantation. Continue on to Volcanoes national park which is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys and a cultural experience at the gorilla guardians village. Visit a community project where you will interact with children.
Day 1: Nyungwe National park | Visit the Ethnographic Museum
This morning we depart for Nyungwe forest in southern Rwanda with a stopover for lunch in Huye formerly known as Butare. Huye hosts the ethnographic museum of Rwanda, here we will learn about the culture and history of the Rwandan people. We arrive in Nyungwe forest later in the evening.
Depending on time of arrival, you will have a short visit of the tea plantations.
Day 2: Chimpanzee Trekking | Canopy Walk in Nyungwe forest
After an early breakfast, we leave for Chimpanzee tracking in Nyungwe forest. The forest is rich in botanical diversity and home to 13 species of primates including Chimpanzees, L’Hoest monkeys, and Columbus monkeys, with about 300 bird species and several butterflies. Your ranger guide will lead you to Cyamudongo sector for chimp trekking.
In the afternoon you shall go for the canopy walk which lasts approximately 2 hours after which you return to your hotel.
Day 3: Colobus Monkey Trekking | To Volcanoes national park
This morning again we leave for the briefing point at the Nyungwe forest. After briefing, the ranger guide will lead you into the forest for the Colobus monkey trekking. One of the habituated troops has many individuals,look forward to experiencing playful interactions of the monkeys as they groom, feed and play for each other. You are allowed 1 hour in their presence before you start the trek back.
After this experience, leave for Volcanoes national park with views of Lake Kivu and winding roads in the land of a thousand hills.
Day 4: Golden Monkey Trekking | Explore Gorilla Guardians Village
Golden monkeys are in the Virunga volcanoes of Uganda, Rwanda and DR Congo. After a short brief from the ranger guide, you will start your hike up in search of the golden monkeys. Enforcement officers join you to help in case you meet buffaloes which can be dangerous. The golden monkeys are more active than the gorillas and you will follow them as they move to feed. Like gorilla trekking, you are only allowed 1 hour with the golden monkey.
In the afternoon, visit the Gorilla Guardians village. Learn about the culture and history of Rwanda. Try out your bow and arrow shooting skills or basketry etc.
Day 5: Gorilla trekking in Rwanda
Start the gorilla trek with a briefing from the ranger guides at the park headquarters. After the brief, join a gorilla group with guidance from your tour guide. Depending on location of gorilla family, you might have to drive to the trail head. After one hour with the gorillas, you start your hike out of the park. Your driver guide will pick you up and transfer you to the lodge for down time.
Day 6: Kigali | Departure
Have breakfast and transfer to Kigali for your flight home. Depending on flight time – you will have a short city tour of Kigali.
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Dates for this group safari
13th – 18th March 2023
29th – 3rd June 2023
4th – 9th September 2023
9th – 14th October 2023
4th – 9th December 2023
|2 Pax||USD $3881 per person|
|4 Pax||USD $3453 per person|
|6 Pax||USD $3287 per person|
|Single Room Supplement||USD $310|
Price is based on current trekking permits fees. Should the government increase the permits, you will be informed and expected to top up to compensate for increased permit fees.
Booking and Cancellation Policy
A deposit of $2000 is required at time of booking with full payment expected 30 days before start of your safari. This is used to purchase the permits and confirm with the lodges.
Deposit can be paid via bank transfer or credit card – please contact us to send you details. If you pay using credit cards, include 4% which is surcharge from the bank.
The paid deposit for this group tour is non-refundable.
If the group tour is full and someone from the waiting list can take your spot, your deposit will be refunded minus a 15% cancellation fee.
We are not responsible for cancellations due to medical or other reasons.
Should cancellation be required due to severe weather, an alternate date will be scheduled at no additional charges.
No money will be refunded if you withdraw after the tour has started.
We are not responsible for any fees associated with non-refundable air travel, we highly recommend you purchase travel insurance.
Included in price
- 4×4 Vehicle for all the transfers indicated in itinerary
- English speaking driver guide
- Full board accommodation
- Water while in vehicle – 1 liter per person per
- 1 Chimpanzee permit per person
- 1 Colobus monkey permit per person
- 1 Gorilla trekking permit per person
- 1 Golden monkey trekking permit per person
- Canopy walk
- Applicable government taxes
- AMREF Evacuation Insurance Cover
Does not include:
- Airfare to and from Kigali, Rwanda
- Passport and entry Visa fees
- Bottled drinks with meals
- Items of personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs etc.
- Gratuities for local guide/ porters and drivers
- Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance
This Rwanda classic primates safari will allow you to have an up-close experience with the different habituated primates’ in Rwanda – Mountain gorillas, Golden Monkeys, Colobus monkeys and Chimpanzee among many others. The minimum age for trekking is 15 years for mountain gorillas, golden monkeys and chimpanzees and 12 years for colobus monkeys. You will be moving by road and having stopovers for stretching, washroom, photography and lunch depending on your needs.
All your transfers are arranged from the first day to the last day. We arrange these to all the activities and lodges as mentioned in the itinerary. We however do not organize airport transfers. If this is something you want from us, let us know so that we arrange it at an extra cost.
We partner with ideally located accommodations in the mid-range level of comfort and amenities. The lodges have been inspected for health and safety protocols. They offer great service.
Physical Level: Moderate to Difficult
This is an active safari – requiring to be out in the forest and volcanoes walking/ hiking for hours. You need to be relatively fit to enjoy this experience. The treks can be as easy as 1 hour hike or as difficult as 4-6 hour hikes. Most of the elevations are above 2000m asl in above sea level.
This trip is available for booking now – please fill out this form. You can also request this itinerary and pricing as a private tour for you and your friends or family. Our safari experts will advise you in case you need to add on activities to this itinerary and maybe change the lodges.