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Join me on an unforgettable safari to the land of dormant volcanoes, mythical rain forests and close-up encounters with the “Gentle Giants” of the Virunga, the Mountain Gorillas. Combine this with Rwanda’s rich culture and you are in for one of the most memorable photographic safari experiences on the African continent.

Extensive insight, gathered over 45 Mountain Gorilla treks, enables me to prepare my clients and position them advantageously to enable them to take the best possible images of these extraordinary creatures.


  • Mountain Gorillas
  • Golden Monkeys
  • Exclusive Culture Photography
  • Guided Village Walk

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US$ TBA pps




6 Days / 5 Nights


Rwanda – Kigali & Volcanoes National Park


Max 7

Please Note: The tour price may fluctuate depending on the price of the Mountain Gorilla trekking permits on the day that you confirm your safari. Gorilla permits are non refundable and non transferable.


Arrival day in Kigali and overnight.

Arrival Day at Kigali International Airport in Rwanda. Meet your guide after collecting your luggage and transfer to your overnight accommodation. Dinner tonight will be the perfect opportunity for Nelis to run through the itinerary and answer any questions you may have.

Memorial visit and transfer to the Volcanoes National Park.

Following breakfast, you will transfer to the Genocide Memorial, a must see tribute to an estimated 1,000,000 people who lost their lives and off course to the family members, which they left behind. From here we will enjoy a very scenic two-and-a-half-hour road transfer to the Volcanoes National Park. This afternoon we will enjoy an exclusive photo excursion to one of the nearby villages.

Mountain Gorilla Trek 1

Over the next few days, we will start our mornings at the National Park headquarters. All park activities begin with a briefing where after we will drive to the starting point of our treks. Today, we will set off on our long awaited, first Mountain Gorilla trek.

Golden Monkey trek.

This morning we will shift our focus onto a smaller primate with which the Mountain Gorillas share their environment, the very colorful Golden Monkeys. These little guys are extremely well habituated and are another fun photography experience!

This afternoon we will take to the streets and visit a nearby village for a more authentic cultural photo experience.

Mountain Gorilla trek 2

Today we will enjoy a second opportunity to spend time with and photograph the Mountain Gorillas, “Gentle Giants” of the Virunga. This is the perfect opportunity to correct possible mistakes made on the first day’s photography and also to get more creative with your subjects.

Departure Day

Following a very well deserved sleep-in and leisurely breakfast, we shall depart for Kigali. We will visit some of the curio markets for those who wish to take home a souvenir from Rwanda. Hereafter we will do lunch at one of Rwanda’s more popular restaurants before leaving for the airport.

For more information or a detailed itinerary, please contact me.


  • All accommodation & meals
  • Bottled still water throughout the tour
  • Free Wifi throughout the tour including in the safari vehicles
  • Two Mountain Gorilla trekking permits per person, valued at US$1500 per permit
  • One Golden Monkey trekking permit per person
  • Two hour exclusive culture photography experience
  • Guided village walk
  • Hands-on photographic tutoring by professional photo tourleader Nelis Wolmarans
  • Post processing workshops by Nelis Wolmarans


  • All flights
  • All entry visas
  • All medical and travel insurance
  • All beverages except bottled still water
  • All gratuities
  • Telephone calls & curios purchases
  • Any items not listed in the includes section


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