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.

Safari Highlights

  • Game drive
  • Boat ride
  • Chimpanzee tracking
  • Canopy Walk
  • Gorilla tracking

Group Size

Minimum 2, solo travelers pay surcharge


Departs year round.


From $3459 per person based on double occupancy*

Trip Terms

*Prices are quoted in USD and are ‘from’, per person, based on twin share occupancy. Seasonal Surcharges apply.  Single supplements apply.  Black-out dates may apply. All pricing is strictly subject to availability. Pricing does not include Gorilla viewing permits which are currently US$1,500 per person each or Golden Monkey trekking permits which are currently 100usd per person each. All prices, itineraries and routing are subject to change without notice. Please call for our current prices.  Prices are current at time of posting (10/23/2023) and may differ when you book your travel and are not guaranteed until full payment is received and processed. CA CST: 2076233-40 | WA ID: 601 684 531 | PC-1282498.

START TIME Please arrive by 7:45 AM.
END TIME Approximately 6:30 PM.
WEAR Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.


Additional information

locationSanta Barbara
duration10 hours
  • You’ll be collected from the airport.
  • Accommodation before the tour starts can be arranged for an extra cost.

Nyungwe National Park | Visit the Ethnographic Meseum

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.


Chimpanzee Trekking | Canopy Walk in Nyungwe National Park

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.


Colobus Monkey & Transfer 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. 


Golden Monkey & 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. 


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.



Have breakfast and transfer to Kigali for your flight home. Depending on flight time – you will have a short city tour of Kigali.


End of Your Safari

Important to Know

  • Rates are per person and exclude the international flight from/to your home country.
  • This tour accepts children who are 15 years and older.
  • Rates include a local payment. This means that part of the rate must be paid upfront and part on location during the tour. Move your mouse pointer over a rate to see the local payment.

    Based on departures in Low Season

Price per person from First Class Deluxe Luxury
Solo Traveler $5629 $10459 $12599
Each of 2 $3459 $6839 $8699
Each of 4 $2799 $6179 $8059
Each of 6 $2569 $5959 $7849
Single Room supplement $649 $2129 $2399

Standard at Gorilla Mountain Lodge,  Four Points by Sheraton and Nyungwe Top View Hotel
Deluxe at Bishops House, Serena Hotel and One & Only Nyungwe
Luxury at Wilderness Sabyinyo, Serena Hotel and One & Only Nyungwe

Included in price

  1. 4×4 Vehicle for all the transfers indicated in itinerary
  2. English speaking driver guide
  3. Full board accommodation
  4. Water while in vehicle – 1 liter per person per
  5. 1 Chimpanzee permit per person
  6. 1 Colobus monkey permit per person
  7. 1 Gorilla trekking permit per person
  8. 1 Golden monkey trekking permit per person
  9. Canopy walk
  10. Applicable government taxes
  11. AMREF Evacuation Insurance Cover

Does not include:

  1. Airfare to and from Kigali, Rwanda
  2. Passport and entry Visa fees
  3. Bottled drinks with meals
  4. Items of personal nature such as laundry, phone calls, alcoholic beverages, souvenirs etc.
  5. Gratuities for local guide/ porters and drivers
  6. Trip cancellation insurance or any other travel insurance

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