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    $4200 p/p in USD
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Go Primate Safaris

  • Democratic Republic of Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Uganda
Destinations

Destinations

Rwanda,

Tour Type

Tour Type

Guided, Large Group, Small Group

Safari Standard

Safari Standard

Budget, Mid Range

Tour Overview

Experience the thrill of tracking mountain gorillas and golden monkeys as well as a visit to Dian Fossey’s grave in Volcanoes National Park, located in the Virunga Mountains. The first national park created in Africa in 1925, Volcanoes National Park has shared boundaries with Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Uganda. The highest point of this national park is Mount Karisimbi and the park contains five volcanoes: Karismbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura. Volcanoes National Park is home of mountain gorillas, golden monkeys, Bisoke Crater Lake and the grave of scientist and primatologist Dian Fossey.

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General Information

  • Safari types:
    Gorilla Safari, Guided Safari, Primate Safari, Trekking Safari
  • You will visit:
    Volcanoes National Park, Kigali, Kigali Genocide Memorial
  • Wildlife:
    Mountain Gorilla, Golden Monkey, Birds, Buffalo
  • Activities:
    Trekking, Nature Walk, Sightseeing Tour, Village Visit, Cultural Experience
  • Getting around:
    4x4 Safari Vehicle
  • Start/end:
    Start/end in Kigali
  • Minimum age:
    15

Price Per Person – USD

From USD 4,200 per person

What's Included

  • Accommodation and meals
  • Transport in a 4WD safari vehicle exclusive to you
  • English speaking driver guide
  • Guide fees & park fees
  • Evacuation per person recommended by RDB

 

What's Excluded

  • Flights & visas
  • Activities not mentioned in the program
  • Tips and items of a personal nature
  • Travel insurance

Disclaimer

  • This itinerary is owned and delivered by ‘Go Primate Safaris
  • All prices are ‘From’ and may vary at the time of booking
  • Display price is usually based on two people sharing
  • Go Primate Safaris‘ reserves the right to change the content and price of the itinerary
  • All itineraries are subject to availability

Day by Day Overview

On arrival at Kigali International Airport, you will be met and transferred to your accommodation for an overnight stay.

After having breakfast, enjoy a Kigali city tour and explore the first green city in Africa, take in some cultural and historical sites including the Genocide Museum and Genocide memorial. In the afternoon, travel to Musanze (ex. Ruhengeri) at the base of the Virunga Mountains and the staging post for Volcanoes National Park. Overnight stay in Musanze.

After breakfast, travel to Rwanda Development Board headquarters (R.D.B) for a briefing about trekking the endangered mountain gorillas (gorilla berengei berengei) which was started in 1902 by Captain Von Berengei. Today Volcanoes National Park is home to around 1,008 of the world’s mountain gorillas. Experience the incredible adventure of searching for and seeing mountain gorillas in the wild. In the afternoon, take a village walk activity around Volcanoes National Park and see the daily life of the local community as they cook and cultivate.

Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (full board)

After breakfast, travel to Rwanda Development Board headquarters (R.D.B) for a briefing about the endangered golden monkey visit before setting off to find the golden monkeys. Enjoy spending time with them when you find them. In the afternoon, travel to Nyabingi to experience Rwanda’s precolonial prophet.

Accommodation: Five Volcanoes Boutique Hotel (full board)

After breakfast, travel to Rwanda Development Board headquarters (R.D.B) for a briefing about the visit to Dian Fossey’s grave. In the afternoon, travel back to Kigali for your onward flight.

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