Essence of Rwanda Gorillas & Game

Essence of Rwanda Gorillas and Game is a private guided safari with chimpanzee treks, gorilla tracking, golden monkeys, rainforest walks, scenic drives, cultural visits and lake adventures. All the best of Rwanda's treasures in an exciting 9-night safari.
DURATION

9 Nights

PRICING FROM

₤ 3,466 (PPS)

Overview

Our Essence of Rwanda Gorilla & Akagera Safari is a wonderful private safari throughout Rwanda with many highlights including tracking chimpanzees in Nyungwe, gorilla trekking in the highlands of the Volcanoes National park, golden monkeys, game-viewing in Akagera and Lake Kivu. On this tour you pack in many of Rwanda's treasures in an exciting 9 night safari.

Essence of Rwanda Gorillas & Game at a glance:

  • 1 night Kigali Serena Hotel, Bed & Breakfast
  • 2 nights Ruzizi Tented Camp, Akagera, Full Board & Activities
  • 2 night Nyungwe Top View Lodge or One&Only Nyungwe House, close to Nyungwe Forest National Park, Full Board
  • 2 nights Lake Kivu Serena Hotel, , Full Board
  • 2 nights Mountain Gorilla View Lodge OR The Bishop's House, near Volcanoes National Park for the Gorilla Trek, Full Board

After a restful night in Kigali, you immediately head to Akagera National Park, a very scenic national park with a wide range of plains game and predators. Then you head to Nyungwe National Park where you spend 2 nights. Here you enjoy chimpanzee trekking and a canopy walk through the forest. On Day 6, you head along the shores of the scenic Lake Kivu for 2 relaxing nights.

Then you head to the base for gorilla trekking at the Parc National des Volcans (Volcanoes National park). This is a scenic journey through the lush terraced landscape of rural Rwanda.

On the following day you start early for your gorilla trek. You are given a full briefing, assessed and put into small groups for the gorilla trek. This can take between two and six hours depending on the movements of the gorillas. And the number of rests and photo stops that you may need. After the trek you return to the lodge where you spend another night.  There is time on the following day to do a second gorilla trek or the very popular Golden Monkeys trek or an alternative excursion. You return to Kigali in the afternoon for your onward flight in the evening.

Note that sometimes you may need to add an extra night in Kigali at the end, depending on your flight connections.

Tailor-make this safari

We have shown this safari at two different price points - Premier/Luxury and Mid-range. We also have a similar 8 night programme with more modest accommodation. So ask us about this.

Add the Gorilla permit

We have excluded the gorilla permit which is $1500 per person for one day in peak season and the chimpanzee trekking permits which are $150 per person. These are added on at time of quoting for your specific trip. This is because some people like to purchase two gorilla permits so that they can visit twice. And some people don't do the Gorilla trekking.

Plus, outside of the peak season (June to October), if you do the Chimp trekking in Nyungwe National Park AND the Gorilla trekking then the Gorilla permit price decreases to $1050 per person.

Other optional tours or permits:

  • Nyungwe Colobus Monkey permit - $40 per person
  • Nyungwe guided bird walk - $40
  • Volcanoes Golden Monkey permit - $100

Essence of Rwanda Gorillas & Game Safari - Lower prices for 4+  people

The main price shows per person prices based on 2 people travelling. However prices decrease by approx 20% to 30% if you are a larger party, depending on which itinerary you choose and the number of people. Our Pared Back option here shows the price if you are travelling as a party of 4 people.

Single supplements for 3rd or 5th person in a group are also available. Contact us for a tailor-made quote.

 

 

 

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Essence of Rwanda Gorillas & Game at a glance

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PRICE FROM ₤ 3,466 (PPS)

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Hi I'm Mari, I'm here to help you plan your ideal holiday experience

An idea of price

All our itineraries are merely samples of what we can arrange. Virtually every trip is tailor-made for you. The exact price of our sample itineraries depends on the time of year and accommodation used. This is merely a guideline.

It excludes regional flights to the start and end of the itinerary (as these may vary depending on where you fly into Africa). But it includes an estimate of any flights WITHIN the itinerary. Contact us for a quote including any regional flights needed.

Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
₤ 3,562
/PPS
Base itinerary with 4 people travelling. Can also choose more modest accommodation for 2 people
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 4,352
/PPS
With Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 7,799
/PPS
With Nyungwe House & The Bishop's House
Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
₤ 3,582
/PPS
Base itinerary with 4 people travelling. Can also choose more modest accommodation for 2 people
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 4,352
/PPS
With Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 7,699
/PPS
With Nyungwe House & The Bishop's House
Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
₤ 3,466
/PPS
Base itinerary with 4 people travelling. Can also choose more modest accommodation for 2 people
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 4,236
/PPS
With Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 6,836
/PPS
With Nyungwe House & The Bishop's House
Pared Back
if you need to save
Average Of
₤ 3,582
/PPS
Base itinerary with 4 people travelling. Can also choose more modest accommodation for 2 people
This Itinerary
as outlined above
Average Of
₤ 4,352
/PPS
With Nyungwe Top View Lodge & Mountain Gorilla View Lodge
Red Carpet
all the bells & whistles
Average Of
₤ 7,799
/PPS
With Nyungwe House & The Bishop's House

Includes:

Accommodation with breakfast in Kigali, full board everywhere else, 4x4 safari vehicle, bottled water in the vehicle, all park and conservation fees.

Excludes:

Gorilla tracking permits ($1500), gratuities

Selected accommodation for this tour