Rwanda Primate Trekking and Wildlife

11 nights • from $23,065 per person

Rwanda's Call of the Wild

On this comprehensive trip, explore the marshlands and savanna of Akagera National Park in search of the Big Five, discover the wildlife of Nyungwe Forest, including chimps, and track majestic mountain gorillas in Volcanoes National Park.
11 Nights
4 Destinations
Destination

Kigali, Rwanda

Day -1

Many visitors to Kigali only see the airport or their overnight hotel, before or after a gorilla trek further west. But linger and you'll find the cleanest city in Africa - aided by a complete ban on plastics and monthly community cleanups. Artistic expression explodes in a riot of color, with art galleries, designer shops, trendy restaurants and cafes.

Accommodation

Kigali Serena Hotel

1 Night

On one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, this five-star hotel showcases Rwandese cultural art, creating a relaxed yet elegant feel, attractive to international visitors, diplomats and executives. It’s a lush city retreat with pool, restaurants, spa, concierge and business services.

Destination

Akagera National Park, Rwanda

Day 2-5

This park is a conservation success, making a comeback after the Rwandan Civil War and poaching. A third of the park comprises lakes and papyrus swamps, the rest is open plains and woodlands - perfect wildlife habitat. Lions and rhino were successfully reintroduced, completing the Big Five complement. It also gets birders twitching, with 482 species, including rare shoebill storks.

Magashi

3 Nights

Get your first game drive on the way to camp, through an incredibly scenic park, home to one of Africa’s highest hippo densities, very large crocodiles, sitatunga antelopes and peculiar birds. Boating excursions are added to game drives and walks.

Destination

Kigali, Rwanda

Day 5-6

Many visitors to Kigali only see the airport or their overnight hotel, before or after a gorilla trek further west. But linger and you'll find the cleanest city in Africa - aided by a complete ban on plastics and monthly community cleanups. Artistic expression explodes in a riot of color, with art galleries, designer shops, trendy restaurants and cafes.

Accommodation

Kigali Serena Hotel

1 Night

On one of Kigali's most charming boulevards, this five-star hotel showcases Rwandese cultural art, creating a relaxed yet elegant feel, attractive to international visitors, diplomats and executives. It’s a lush city retreat with pool, restaurants, spa, concierge and business services.

Destination

Nyungwe Forest National Park, Rwanda

Day 6-9

There are 80 miles of trails, with guided treks and a canopy walk, in this steamy, undulating Afro-Montane jungle. It's the large troops of chimpanzees that people come here to see, and other primates, like black and white colobus monkeys. It also harbors 248 different orchids and 300 bird species, including giant hornbills and great blue turacos.

One&Only Nyungwe House

3 Nights

Thick jungle surrounds this luxury rainforest resort and tea plantation, offering such high quality hardly expected in these primeval surroundings. After jungle hikes, birdwatching treks, canopy walks, and chimpanzee and monkey trekking, return for spa treatments and gourmet food.

Destination

Volcanoes National Park, Rwanda

Day 9-12

In the heavily forested peaks of the Virunga Mountains, live the world’s last remaining mountain gorillas. Trekking between 2-6 hours into this jungle to meet the gorillas face to face, is one of Africa’s most enriching wildlife encounters. Permits are limited, so it’s a rare privilege. Also living amongst these extinct volcanoes are golden monkeys, bush duikers and buffaloes.

Accommodation

Bisate Lodge

3 Nights

Nothing generates such deep sentiments as observing a mountain gorilla family. The jungle trek to find these highly endangered gorillas is the main activity from the luxurious eco-sensitive Bisate Lodge, along with cultural village excursions.

Destination

Kigali, Rwanda

Day 12

Depart

Rwanda Primate Trekking and Wildlife

Rwanda's Call of the Wild

11 Nights
4 Destinations

From

$23,065 per person

This is a sample itinerary and the price is an estimate, used for rough planning purposes only and is subject to change. Actual prices and availability must be finalized by one of our trip planners who will contact and confirm pricing with all accommodations and operators.

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In Our Travelers' Words

At the end of the day our travelers are most qualified to describe the African safari experience, and they certainly say it best.

The Peacock Family
Multi-Generational Safari

"Our youngest, Emily is almost 7. And mom and dad are in their late 70's. And the rest of us fall somewhere in between - and I can tell you we ALL just had the best time! It's tricky to have a plan that appeals to everyone. The thought of our daily adventure was so exciting, that no one minded the early morning wake-ups - not even the teenagers! They were often the first ones on the jeep - as they couldn't wait to start the drive each day."

The Ousterhout Family
Family Safari

"My father-in-law had always wanted to go to Africa, and invited us all to go with him to celebrate his 80th birthday. We went with no expectations, and the trip was beyond anything we could have imagined. In each camp we were exhilarated to be so unbelievably close to animals. Our guides really turned the safari into an educational experience for the girls with in-depth discussions on not just the wildlife, but also history, culture, and the relationship between tourism and the environment. It was definitely a once-in-a-lifetime trip – but we hope to return."

Tamar Sherer & Chris Cooper
Active Safari

"This was our fourth trip to Africa, and by far the best. We keep going back because we love the whole experience: the people, the wildlife, their behavior, the environment, the accommodations, the music, everything. We chose Bushtracks for this custom adventure with two goals: to see the migration and to see the gorillas. Experiencing the migration was like witnessing a miracle in process. Could it get any better? Yes - the gorilla treks were the most exhausting thing we've ever done, but worth every exhilarating ache. Amazing!"

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