Head up into the swirling mists of the lush forests in East Africa and get impossibly close to the region’s majestic wildlife. Local guides and interpreters will be on hand to guide you through the dense undergrowth, where dynasties of gorilla families await.
It’s certainly no ordinary safari, and being able to track habituated gorillas is one of the most exclusive – not to mention rewarding – experiences that a traveller can have. There’s no sight more breathtaking that witnessing a majestic family of Silverback gorillas amidst the surreal forests of Uganda and Rwanda.
Aside from gorilla tracking and learning about the conservation and reforestation initiatives being taken to protect the gorillas and their habitat in the region, diversify the experience and soak in the local culture in Stone Town along the western edge of Zanzibar and island getaway on Mnemba Island on the opposite side of the island.
For an ultra-exclusive, romantic hideaway, the and Beyond Mnemba Island promises the ultimate in barefoot luxury, with ten gorgeous beachside bandas that overlook the Mnemba atoll. ◼
© This article was first published online in Feb 2019 – World Travel Magazine.