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You’re tired, legs are aching, you’re unable to tell any longer whether you’re covered in perspiration or precipitation as you walk through the cloud forest…you just about say to yourself that you can’t go any further. And then you see it and you think, can this really be? Am I actually staring into the eyes of a mountain gorilla, standing in his environment, playing by his rules? Then it hits you, yes- this IS real, this is possibly the most emotional, beautiful and curious moment in your entire personal history of travel. This is the gorilla experience, and together with Immersion Journeys, we invite you to come along on this incredible journey.

The trek will take you from Rwanda to Uganda and all points in between, climbing the famous Virunga volcanoes, traversing through spectacular hills, forests and across lakes, strolling through villages, even giving you an opportunity for involvement in local community projects, a visit to an orphanage, and even time to see Dian Fossey’s grave. And, lest we forget, the gorilla experiences.

You’ll track gorillas in both countries with the assistance of an expert guide, through the mountain cloud forests where you can have up to an hour of uninterrupted time to spend observing them in their daily routine. This is definitely not for the faint of heart- you WILL get muddy, you WILL get tired, you WILL need to walk far distances through vegetation, passing animals along the way. On the other hand, you truly WILL have the experience of the lifetime. Trust us.

EXPLORATEUR EXCLUSIVE- This package is available exclusively for Explorateur readers, complete with accommodations, necessary permits, some meals, and special unexpected surprises along the way. Click HERE for more info and as always, be sure & tell 'em The Explorateur sent you!