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Commune with the gorillas of Rwanda

Saturday, May 13th, 2017

Commune with gorillas with Rwanda Eco-ToursTaking a peek at the lives of gorillas is not a new experience, afterall they are a common resident of zoos and nature parks. Communing with them where they live, however, now that’s a twist on the zoo concept for sure.

You don’t have to be Jane Goodall to see these gorillas. The trek starts with an early morning drive to Musanze/Ruhengeri passing through the picturesque hilly countryside. The landscape is what gives Rwanda its nickname of “the Land of a Thousand Hills.” Then trek among the Mountain Gorillas of Parc National des Volcans for the experience of a lifetime. There are seven gorilla groups that have been habituated for tourism.

Getting up close and personal with the gorillas isn’t the only amazing aspect of this tour. There are spectacular views of the volcanoes of Mount Karisimbi, Bisoke, Sabyinyo, Gahinga and Muhabura. You’ll wind down your tour with a visit to Iby’Iwacu Cultural Village to have an interactive experience with locals learning about Rwandan traditions, culture, song and dance. Sample the local cuisine and take a taste of banana beer.

Rwanda Eco-Tours strives to make a difference in the world by offering eco and responsible safaris that directly benefit the local Rwanda community as an incentive for conservation. During your tour you even have the option of visiting the projects and communities that benefit from these eco tours.

Rwanda Eco-Tours is owned and run by local Rwandans. Their extensive experience and knowledge in tourism and conservation will assure you experience the wonders of the gorilla habitat, the beauty of the country’s people and culture in a way you’ve never experienced before.

If a day trek is too short, Rwanda Eco-Tours has 2-, 4-, 6-, 7-, 8- and 12-day excursions that will allow you to more deeply explore the culture, community, and of course the gorillas!

Go apes with Rwanda Eco-Tours.

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EcoCamp at Torres del Paine National Park in Chile’s Patagonia.

Thursday, May 11th, 2017

Ecocamp is an environmentally friendly place to stay when visiting southern Chile’s rugged Torres del Paine National Park. This camp provides a comfortable home base made of several geodesic dome tents at in which to explore the surrounding wilderness park which offers world-class mountain vistas and where it’s possible to view wildlife such as the llama-like guanacos, puma, condors and rare birds like the ostrich-like Lessor Rhea.

The domes tents are big enough to comfortably walk around in, has its own bathroom, heated with low-emission wood stove and electricity is generated by solar panels and micro hydro turbine. These tents, echo the early dome-like dwellings of the nomadic Kawesqar tribe, an ancient native people who lived in the area. The dome shape helps maintain stability in high winds, which are common in Patagonia. The tents are linked together by boardwalks and have wooden floors, beds, round windows for amazing views. There is a common-area tents for meals, chilling out, and socializing.

The camp is deep inside the often windy park along dirt roads and in a valley surrounded by awe-inspiring granite mountain peaks, glaciers and azure lakes. In the summer months (end of September through end of March) you can get up to 17 hours of daylight, so you will have lots of time to explore the park. This camp in Chile’s Patagonia is as about as far south as you want to get, but if you want to get even closer to the end of the world then you will need to make complicated travel plans that will eventually get you about 300-400 miles further south in Argentina’s Tierra del Fuego.

Details on the various options to book a trip are on the EcoCamp’s website

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