Category: safari

Gorilla Adventures

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A mountain gorilla + baby. Photo credit: Intrepid Travel.

Want to see the mountain gorilla in its natural habitat?

Small group adventure operator Intrepid Travel offers 129 trips visiting the mountain gorillas in Rwanda from June 1 – December 31, 2012.

Intrepid Travel specializes in authentic and fun travel experiences, featuring 1,000+ itineraries to more than 100 countries worldwide.

The travel company’s trips are designed to go off-the-beaten track, meet the locals and travel in an unconventional way, taking local transport and shopping at local markets.

Here are some of Intrepid Travel’s gorilla trips:

  • Experience Rwanda – 8 days;
  • Gorillas, Chimps and Game Parks – 16 days;
  • Gorillas, Game Parks & Beaches – 29 days;
  • Gorillas to Vic Falls – 39 days;
  • Vic Falls to Gorillas – 39 days;
  • Africa Encompassed Southbound – 60 days and
  • Africa Encompassed Northbound – 60 days.

Seeing gorillas in their natural habitat is a once-in-a-lifetime experience,” says Geoff Manchester, managing director of Intrepid Travel.

A Royal Safari

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Restaurant at Selous Safari Camp. Photo credit: Selous Safari Company.

Safari travelers can follow in the footsteps of royalty at Selous Safari Camp. In southern Tanzania, the camp has played host to Princes Charles, William and Harry.

On the shores of Lake Nzerakera, within an open palm forest, the Selous Safari Camp has 13 luxury tents.  This remote camp can only by accessed by a private airstrip which offers its guests seclusion and privacy.

The camp has an adjoining section which can be booked for exclusive use of safari boats, vehicles and walking guides and a private dining and lounge area, waiting staff, butler and pool.

At Selous Safari Camp, part of Selous Safari Company, safari travelers an explore the Selous Game Reserve by 4×4 game drives or walking or boat safari.

In Tanzania, this wilderness area has one of the highest concentrations of African wildlife, birdlife and half of the country’s elephant population.

For more info, visit the Selous Safari Company site.

Here are more scenes from Selous Safari Camp:

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Safari room. Photo credit: Selous Safari Company.

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Pool. Photo credit: Selous Safari Company.

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View from safari room. Photo credit: Selous Safari Company.

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Lions. Photo credit: Selous Safari Company.

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Game viewing. Photo credit: Selous Safari Company.