Trekking in Dian Fossey’s Footsteps

  • Virunga Volcanoes
  • Virunga Volcanoes
  • Photo by Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund
    Photo by Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund
  • Photo by Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund
    Photo by Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund
  • Amboseli Serena Lodge
  • Mbuzi Mawe Lodge
  • Photo by Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund
  • Photo by Dian Fossey International Gorilla Fund
  • Alexandra Foster

While most African safaris allow adventurers the chance to see animals from a relative distance, Baobab Expeditions—a leader in adventure expeditions throughout Africa’s remote and tribal areas—is taking exploration a step further with a private gorilla and rhinoceros trekking safari through Rwanda and Kenya for a closer observation. Offered in June and November 2010, the 10-day excursion is led by Dr. Clare Richardson, a leading authority in gorilla research and president of the Dian Fossey Gorilla Fund International. She will escort the group to the Karisoke Research Center in Rwanda, the only gorilla research center in the world. The Kenyan leg of the trip will be led by Lynne Leakey, a safari guide with 30 years of experience trekking in Kenya (and daughter-in-law of Louis Leakey). The two guides will offer 12 guests the opportunity to stay in some of Africa’s chicest safari lodges, including Virunga Lodge in Rwanda and Kenya’s Amboseli Serena Safari Lodge, both of which feature stunning views, world-class cuisine, and spacious rooms—and are ideally located near the trekking grounds the gorillas and rhinos call home. Mountain Gorillas and the Big Five (a common safari term that identifies the lion, buffalo, leopard, elephant and rhino) expeditions start at $9,590 per person, and are limited to 12 people. (www.baobabexpeditions.com)

From Around the Web...
The following hotels offer exquisite accommodations to come back to after the credits roll…
With five-day minimum stays, these high-end hospitality providers promise a presidential experience…
From Whistler to the Alps, reach new heights with these superlative heli-ski programs…
Tadao Ando and others have contributed to newly designed rooms at 7132 Hotel in the Swiss Alps…
Photo by Tom Parker
Throughout Africa, daring donors are reshaping conservation models—and luxury travel…
The five-star property relaunched in December 2016 with renovated villas, a refreshed spa, and a...
Photo by Don Riddle
Fantastic new resorts have transformed the Cayman Islands from a financial haven to heaven on earth…
From Abu Dhabi to Zurich, these are the five cities you must visit in 2017…
This year’s coolest adventures, from a rhino safari in Nepal to a superyacht charter in Cuba…
From Malibu to Mexico, these beach trips are the hottest for 2017…