Virunga Primates and Mafia Island

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  • duration 10 days
  • tour type Private
  • age requirement 15-90 yrs
  • guiding method Fully guided
  • Tour Code BM-18963
  • Footprint Carbonneutral CO2 emissions resulting from all trips on Bookmundi will be offset via investments in carbon reduction projects.
  • Operated in English
  • Starts Kigali, Rwanda
  • Ends Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania
  • +3
  • Spend time with wild mountain gorillas in their natural habitat
  • Track endangered golden monkeys
  • Relax on the idyllic Mafia Island
This fantastic holiday combines exciting wildlife encounters in Rwanda with total relaxation on Mafia Island in the Indian Ocean. You’ll spend time tracking wild mountain gorillas and endangered golden monkeys in their natural habitat in Volanoes National Park also known as Parc des Volcans before flying to Dar es Salaam for one night and then on to laid-back Mafia Island located approximately 48km off the Tanzanian coast. This tropical island remains almost untouched by tourism, and whilst it may not be a suitable destination for travellers who like to stay in conventional luxury resorts, it is ideal for those who are looking for a remote, unique and adventurous travel experience.
  • Day 1: Arrive in Kigali, transfer to Parc National des Volcans
  • Day 2: Gorilla Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 3: Golden Monkey Tracking in Volcanoes National Park
  • Day 4: Flight from Kigali to Dar es Salaam
  • Day 5: Fly from Dar es Salaam to Mafia Island
  • Day 6: Explore Mafia Island
  • Day 7: Explore Mafia Island
  • Day 8: Explore Mafia Island
  • Day 9: Explore Mafia Island
  • Day 10: Fly from Kilondoni Airport to Dar es Salaam
  • Activities and transport as stated in full itinerary
  • 9 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • National Park fees
  • Gorilla trekking permits
  • Golden monkey trekking permits
  • Flights as stated in full itinerary
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance & visas
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • Optional activities
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20% Deposit payable upfront. Remaining balance payable 45 days prior to trip departure. Free cancellation up to 45 days prior departure, but the 20% deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.


A deposit of 20% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about this tour.
  • When is the great wildebeest migration?

    The great wildebeest migration starts anytime between late April and early June. And if you are interested in seeing the grand spectacle of wildebeest crossing the Grumeti or Mara Rivers, you should plan your trip around late July or early August. However, it is important to note that the timing of herd movements can vary.

  • Is Tanzania a family-friendly safari destination?

    Tanzania is an excellent safari destination for families. The country has one of the most diverse wildlife populations in Africa, and there are countries with action-packed game drives that your children might enjoy. Furthermore, many of the destinations are quite affordable for family safari holidays. The only caveat is that Tanzania falls under Africa's malaria belt. Thus, traveling with children under six years of age is not recommended. Many safaris have age restrictions due to safety concerns.

  • Do I need a visa and passport to travel to Tanzania?

    You must present a passport that is valid for at least six months beyond the date of visa issuance to gain entry into Tanzania. The immigration officers would also require you to present a roundtrip ticket and show proof that you have enough money to cover the duration of your stay.

  • What is the best month to visit Tanzania?

    The peak tourist season in Tanzania is from June to September, and any of these months would be suitable to enjoy all the beauty on offer. You can read our article on the best time to visit Tanzania to learn more about what each season offers.

  • What are Tanzania's best birding spots?

    With more than 1,000 avian species, Tanzania is one of the best countries in the world for bird watching. Mount Kilimanjaro, Ruaha National Park, Serengeti National Park, and Ngorongoro Conservation Area all promise an unforgettable bird-watching experience.

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