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Purely Primates

Purely Primates

FROM PRICE: $ 2358 | ON SPECIAL FOR ONLY: $ 0

This privately guided primate safari explores the Rwandan habitat of mountain gorillas and golden monkeys within a chain of 5 volcanoes, just north of Kigali near the border with Uganda.

Probably the easiest and smartest way to trek for gorillas

Kigali and Parc de National Virunga, Rwanda - 4 days/3 nights

Where is it?

Where is it?

This safari starts in Kigali, a garden city with bustling markets, an atmospheric muslim quarter and excellent restaurants.

Spend 2 nights in Parc National des Volcans northern Rwanda, on the border of Uganda. The Virungas are a branch of the Albertine Rift and a chain of mostly dormant volcanoes. Your final night will be in Kigali, the capital of Rwanda and one of the safest cities in Africa.

What is the best time of year to go?

What is the best time of year to go?

June to August are the driest months and theoretically easiest trekking time; March to May the wettest and therefore usually the hardest treks.

The annual average temperature is 7-20 degrees C. It's usually cold in the early morning and at night; the coolest time of year is generally June and July. Short rains arrive from March to May and heavy rains in September to November. June to August tends to be the driest but expect soft rain at any time of year and bring wet weather gear.

How to get there

How to get there

The safari starts and finishes at Kigali Airport in Kigali, capital of Rwanda. You'll drive from Kigali through the Rwandan countryside to Ruhengeri at the foot of the Virungas to experience both primate treks before returning once again to Kigali.

Flight connections are available to Rwanda from within Africa and from Europe. Speak to us if you require assistance with arranging your flights to Rwanda.

Tips and Notes

Tips and Notes

All gorilla permits must be pre-booked and each permit costs US$500 per person per day. This cost is NOT INCLUDED in the overall cost of this safari.

All golden monkey permits are pre-booked and each permit costs US$100 per person per day. This cost is NOT INCLUDED in the overall cost of this safari. 

Read some old news on how to plan a gorilla safari - hints and tips are still valid!


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