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Rwanda, one of the smallest countries on the African continent, also, one of the most remarkable.  It is a land of dormant volcanoes, mythical rain forests and close-up encounters with the “Gentle Giants” of the Virunga, the Mountain Gorillas. Our safari furthermore includes a Golden Monkey trek. These little primates will keep you thoroughly entertained and are very well habituated. This is a day of fun photography. Rwanda is also a country of rich and vibrant cultures and this itinerary includes all three activities, Mountain Gorillas, Golden Monkeys and people photography, to bring you one of the most memorable safari experiences.

We will also visit the genocide memorial, which is my opinion is a must-see tribute to an estimated 1,000,000 people who lost their lives and off course to the family members, whom they left behind. Not only will this experience answer any questions you may have on what took place during this dark period in Rwanda’s history, but will also make you more so appreciate where this beautiful little country and her people find themselves today. This is of course optional.


  • Photography

  • Family or Group Travel

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US$ 8,425 per person in shared accommodation
US$ 660 single supplement fee per person choosing single accommodation




6 Days / 5 Nights


Rwanda – Kigali & Volcanoes National Park


6 Participants

Please Note: ALL Mountain Gorilla permits are date specific, non-refundable and non-transferable.


Arrival day in Kigali and overnight

Genocide Memorial visit and transfer to Volcanoes National Park

Volcanoes National Park – Mountain Gorilla Trek 1

Volcanoes National Park – Golden Monkey Trek + Cultural Photography

Volcanoes National Park – Mountain Gorilla Trek 2

Departure Day

Optional Extra Night in Kigali on Day 6

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


  • All accommodation as per the tour itinerary

  • All meals, from dinner on Day 1 to lunch on Day 6

  • Bottled still water throughout the tour

  • All transfers as per the itinerary

  • Free Wi-Fi throughout the tour

  • Two Mountain Gorilla trekking permits per person, valued at US$1,500 per permit

  • Genocide memorial visit

  • One Golden Monkey permit per person

  • One porter per person per trek

  • Exclusive Guided village photography walk

  • Hands-on photographic tutoring whilst out in the field

  • Post processing assistance


  • All flights
  • All entry visas, medical and travel insurance

  • Any additional nights in Rwanda, not dated in this itinerary (We are more than happy to assist you with these, should you choose to stay longer or arrive earlier)

  • All beverages except bottled still water on activities

  • Laundry, spa treatments and all Gratuities

  • Any items of a personal nature, Telephone calls & curios purchases

  • Any items not listed in the includes section above


  • Costs can be affected by major foreign exchange fluctuations and unforeseen increases in safari costs and may have to be adjusted as a result thereof.
  • It may happen that we are forced to change or alter the itinerary due to unforeseen circumstances. Please note though, that to the best of our abilities, we will keep as close to the original itinerary as far as possible.
  • Health and Fitness: This photo safari does require an above average level of fitness, and all participants should be in good general health.
  • Temperatures can vary drastically on this safari, from as warm as 30°C to much cooler in the evenings and early mornings. Please pack accordingly.
  • This safari will run in malaria areas and it is recommended for all participants to take the appropriate precautions. Please consult your travel clinic or medical professional for more information.
  • Please DO NOT book any international flights until you have consulted with the Nelis Wolmarans Photography office for confirmation on the status of this safari.
  • Participants must have a valid Yellow Fever certificate for all countries visited on this safari.
  • Nelis Wolmarans Photography highly recommends that all clients participating in this safari to purchase travel and medical insurance for this safari.
  • A VALID PASSPORT is essential for all international travel. Please take note of the expiry date of your passport and ensure that you have a sufficient number of blank pages for Visas, entry/exit stamps.
  • Please take note, that our photographic subjects are wild and free and by no means contained. For this reason, it is impossible to guarantee sightings or accurately predict their movements. We will however do all possible to bring you the best sightings and photo opportunities of our wild subjects.



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