Gorilla Trekking with a Twist
Spend a day trekking through the jungle and observing gorillas in their natural habitat. We’ll also use our time to make a small contribution to the protection of mountain gorillas, as well as chimps and lions along the way, as we assist teams of conservationists in their important work. A veterinarian will join us on the trek to collect stool samples to later test in the lab for parasites & other diseases. We’ll also enjoy a host of authentic cultural experiences, from visiting children at a rural community school to meet with women involved in a local charity project.
The African savannah will be your backyard from our luxury accommodations with views you’ll never forget.
- Come face-to-face with gorillas and trek with a veterinarian to help gather data and assess their health at the lab after the trek
- Track tree-climbing lions, a rare breed only found in two parts of the world, with a conservationists
- Visit a local school, coffee plantation and women’s charity project
- Walk alongside chimps in the jungle and observe them in their family group just feet away
- All-inclusive pricing covers most meals, lodging, drinks, and excursions – hassle free!
- Super small groups to allow up close encounters with animals and nature
“At first our group was excited to take photos of the gorillas, but it was the 45 minutes we got to spend after that initial adrenaline was over that took my breath away. The mannerisms of the gorillas and how similar they were to humans was mesmerizing to watch and something I will never forget. Beyond these moments, I loved that we had a veterinarian on the trek with us – she was a wealth of knowledge and we collected data with her and learned about the health of the gorillas back at the lab. At this point we knew each gorilla by name, so this added experience was once-in-a-lifetime (and something I only found with Discover Corps!). I cannot stress enough how incredible this experience was from start to finish.”
Alex D. - San Diego, CA
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Why Discover Corps?
Discover Corps vacations with purpose allow families to spend quality time together helping others and also learning more about themselves. Each of our programs has a wide range of activities that are accessible and fun for people of all ages.
Loaded with a wealth of entertaining and educational resources, our staff are experts at creating a comfortable, safe and fun environment.
As an added bonus, families of 6 or more qualify for a Group Discount of up to $300 per person.
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