It’s time to get your hiking boots ready, your spotting eyes on and your camera charged for this experience.
Your experience starts by reliving the footsteps of David Attenborough’s breathless encounter with mountain gorillas in 1979’s Life on Earth. It’s the day where you set off with your qualified guides and come face to face with some of the most powerful and salient animals on earth. Trekking the Mountain Gorillas involves hiking at a high altitude through thick forests, dense vegetation and slippery trails which will leave you dirty and exhausted. Whilst you’re catching your breath the freshly chewed bamboo and fresh droppings are enticing clues, which reassure you that you are getting closer! But nothing prepares you for the power of the intimate encounter. You sit and capture these gentle giants for a maximum of one-hour before you start the trek back to your hotel. With this encounter, you will be left feeling reborn with no surprise as to why the mountain forests of Central West Africa have become one of the planet’s ultimate wildlife experiences. As American zoologist, George Shaller, once said: “No one who looks into the eyes of a gorilla, gentle and vulnerable, can remain unchanged”.
After your life changing experience and a good night’s rest, it’s time to be whisked away to East Africa. In East Africa, you will have the best of both worlds. You will experience the best Africa has to offer with its incredible wildlife and luxury accommodation while mixing it up with some well-deserved relaxation whilst basking in the sunshine and swimming in the pristine waters of the East African Coast. The choice is yours. You can either combine the famous Maasai Mara with the Kenyan Coast or the vast Serengeti Plains with the palm-fringed beaches of Zanzibar. Speak with your Experience specialist today.
“When you have caught the rhythm of Africa, you find out that it is the same in all her music.” Karen Blixen