GREAT RAFIKI SAFARIS

Great Rafiki Safaris is an Eco tourism company, fully registered with registrar of companies based in Kigali Rwanda. We provide high quality destination management services. Rwanda Gorilla Tours, Gorilla & Chimpanzee trekking, Wildlife Safaris,  Golden Monkey trekking, Bird Watching Safaris, hiking Cultural & community tours and Educational tours, Kigali City tours, Adventure Tours to Rwanda, Uganda and Congo.

Rwanda, renowned as ‘land of thousand hills’ is characterised by green scenery, rolling hills , fascinating Savannah, wonderful people & culture, and abundant wildlife. It’s renowned Volcanoes National Park is home to mountain gorillas and golden monkeys. In the Southwest is Nyungwe National Park, a habitat for chimpanzees.  Its capital city, Kigali is picturesque with many sights and delights.

3 days Rwanda Gorilla & Culture Tour

The Best Primates Adventures and Bird Watching Tours with Great Rafiki Safaris

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Gorilla Trekking Safaris

Visit Remarkable Rwanda and the Gorilla Highlands of Uganda for exceptional gorilla tours. Book a tour to the Virunga Volcanoes and Bwindi Impenetrable forest for an incredible experience of gorilla trekking and primates adventure

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Go BirdWatching

Have an exclusive birding tour experience in Rwanda and Uganda, watch over 700 species of birds and endemics species; like the Albertine owlet, collared apalis, red-collared mountain-babbler and Grauer’s and Neumann’s warblers.

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Parks & Reserves Safaris

Take an adventure through the two of Uganda’s national parks are recognized by UNESCO as World Heritage Sites: Bwindi Impenetrable National Park and Rwenzori Mountains National Park, which includes Africa’s third highest peak at 5109m above sea level.

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Canopy Walk & Hiking

Rwanda has a collection of glamorous adventures that include beautiful landscapes. Visit Nyungwe forest,  Rwanda’s most famous gateways to adventure and encounter a canopy walk.

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Kigali City Day Tours

Tour Kigali city, cleanest city of Rwanda, the tour also includes a cultural and historical visit to the Gisozi Genocide memorial center and Kampala has the Uganda museum (oldest museum in East Africa).

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Culture Tours

Have a chance to meet and interact with indigenous people on a personal and intimate level, sometimes the people of Africa can provide some of your most compelling memories as you interact.

Special Short Bird-Watching Tour Packages

1 Day Mabamba Swamp Shoebill birding

The site is the most ideal for spotting the wild species of Shoebill Stork

3 Days Nyungwe Birding & Photography Trip

Nyungwe is a great birding destination with over 300 species recorded

4 Days Lake Bunyonyi birding and Scenery

Bunyonyi  is a local name meaning “the place of little birds”, birds call it home

4 Days Birding in Queen Elizabeth

Present in the park are numerous water birds, woodland and forest dwellers

Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda, Uganda and Congo

Looking for a Gorilla Safari trip to RwandaUganda or Congo?  At Great Rafiki Safaris our Safari packages are designed to fit those longtime visiting clients and those with little to spare for gorilla trekking adventures and perhaps are in the country strictly for business trips or conferences. Our gorilla trips take you deep into the tropical rain forests of Bwindi impenetrable forest national park and Mgahinga gorilla national park in Uganda, Volcanoes national park  in Rwanda and Virunga national park in RR Congo. 

For over a decade Great Rafiki Safaris has been making Gorilla safari dreams come true. Your tour with us will be characterized by magical moments – You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll perhaps fall in love with the beautiful wilderness.

Top Rwanda & Uganda Gorilla Trekking Tour Packages

3 Days Bwindi Gorrilla Trekking Safari

Bwindi impenetrable national park lies in is one of the best places in the Africa to see mountain gorillas

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2 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

Enjoy the highly endangered mountain Gorillas in their wild, on the shortest gorilla tour ever in 2 days!

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1 Day Rwanda short Gorilla Tour

1 Day Rwanda short Gorilla Tour

This short time activity is one of the most unforgettable experience of a lifetime.

4 Days Mgahinga Gorilla Safari

This 4 Days tour takes you to Mgahinga National Park to track the rare and endangered

3 days Rwanda Gorilla & Culture Tour

This offers you a memorable adventure of seeing the rare mountain gorillas in the jungles

3 days Rwanda Gorilla Trekking

This offers you a memorable adventure of seeing the rare mountain gorillas in the jungles

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What Our Clients Say


Travelling in Rwanda with Great Rafiki Safaris was a perfect introduction to travelling in Africa. After seeing so much of Europe, Asia, North and South America the idea of visiting Africa started to take hold.
Top of my wish list was to the see the  endangered gorillas.
My experience was of well organized transport, clean streets and friendly people together with beautiful landscapes and one of the most incredible wildlife encounters on the planet.
So if you would like to travel to Africa but are a bit unsure,  why not try travelling in Rwanda?

 Jane Carly – Toronto

Travelling in Rwanda with Great Rafiki Safaris was a perfect introduction to travelling in Africa. After seeing so much of Europe, Asia, North and South America the idea of visiting Africa started to take hold.
Top of my wish list was to the see the  endangered gorillas.
My experience was of well organized transport, clean streets and friendly people together with beautiful landscapes and one of the most incredible wildlife encounters on the planet.
So if you would like to travel to Africa but are a bit unsure,  why not try travelling in Rwanda?

 Jane Carly – Toronto

Top Chimpanzee Touring Packages

3 Days Kibale National Park Chimpanzee Trekking

Prepare today and set out to Uganda’s Kibale all natural jungle

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4 Days Nyungwe forest Chimpanzee habituation experience

Over 400 of Rwanda’s Chimpanzees are found in Nyungwe Forest NP

3 Days Golden Monkey & Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Golden monkeys trekking takes place in Volcanoes national park

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1 Day Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary Tour Uganda

A place know as a home to orphaned and rescued chimpanzees

Great Rafiki Safaris Tour Insights

Ngamba Island : A home for rescued chimps

Welcome to Ngamba Island: Surrounded by the peaceful waters of Lake Victoria, Ngamba Island Chimpanzee Sanctuary is home to 49 orphaned chimpanzees rescued from across East Africa. Chimpanzee Sanctuary and Wildlife Conservation Trust (Chimpanzee Trust), an NGO, is responsible for all aspects of the sanctuary.

Deeply committed to and involved in both field conservation and community education, we work closely with the Ugandan government and wildlife authorities. We offer both day and overnight visits to the sanctuary which provides an exceptional opportunity to closely observe these fascinating great apes in our unique setting.

Special Culture & Wildlife Safari Tour Packages

2 Days Akagera Wildlife Safari

2 Days Akagera National Park Wildlife Safari

Akagera national park is the only Savannah park where we can have game drives in the custom made vehicles in Rwanda.

1 Day Akagera Wildlife Rwanda Safari

The park hosts a number of big mammals with the most sought after being Lions, Buffaloes, Giraffes, Zebras, Elephants

1 Day Rwanda Cultural & Kigali City Tour

This 1 Day Rwanda cultural Tour will take you to visit the most predominant and well known cultural sites in Rwanda.

1 Day Rwanda Twin Lakes Cycling Tour

This 1 cycling tour in northern Rwanda will offer you a glimpse into the lives of the Rwandan people and its beautiful scenery

3 Days Murchison Falls Safari

3 Days Murchison Falls & Wildlife Safari Tour

This 3 days Wildlife safari takes you to Murchison falls national park, the largest and oldest park with R.Nile rushing through in Uganda.

3 Days Queen Elizabeth NP Wildlife Uganda Tour

This 3 days Safari takes you to Uganda’s second largest national park with great views of wildlife &bird species.

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