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Explore the Land of a Thousand Hills
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: The Real Deal
Gorilla's in the Mist
Gorilla tracking in Rwanda
Explore the Land of a Thousand Hills
Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: The Real Deal
Gorilla's in the Mist
Gorilla tracking in Rwanda
Explore the Land of a Thousand Hills

A new walking itinerary from Butterfield & Robinson emphasizes Rwanda’s natural beauty. The eight-day trip takes walkers to tea plantations and fishing villages. But the highlight is a hike in Volcanoes National Park’s high-altitude rain forest to track silverback gorillas. When to go: April–October From $8,995; butterfield.com. This appeared in the July/August 2012 issue.

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Rwanda Gorilla Trekking: The Real Deal
Susa! Susa! Susa! This is what our group would quietly chant as we trekked up to the jungle edge, to meet up with the trackers who were with the Susa Family, a group of 30+ gorillas in Rwanda. To start the day, you meet your Ranger at the Volcanoes National Park Center and head out from there (there are several gorilla families, the one you visit might depend on how long of a trek you're itching for.) To be in the presence of the Susa Family in their natural habitat was humbling, giving us a deeper appreciation for the raw power and beauty of these mammals.
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Gorilla's in the Mist
Granted it's not a cheap experience but think of it as a huge donation to the conservation of the few hundred gorilla's left in wild – your chance to give back to the world and save these creatures from extinction. You will be one of eight people in your group to be accompanied by park rangers up the mountain to spend an hour with your assigned Gorilla family. Volcanoes National Park has less vegetation so you have a better chance of unobstructed views of the Gorillas. Keep your cameras ready for the perfect shot - you never know when a Silver-back might charge you or a juvenile comes to play. Read more about by gorilla experience using the link below.
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Gorilla tracking in Rwanda
Granted it's not a cheap experience but think of it as a huge donation to the conservation of the few hundred gorilla's left in wild – your chance to give back to the world and save these creatures from extinction. You will be one of eight people in your group to be accompanied by park rangers up the mountain to spend an hour with your assigned Gorilla family. Volcanoes National Park has less vegetation so you have a better chance of unobstructed views of the Gorillas. Keep your cameras ready for the perfect shot - you never know when a Silver-back might charge you or a juvenile comes to play. Read more about by gorilla experience using the link below. http://africagypsy.blogspot.com/2013/09/gorillas-in-mist-or-on-me.html
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