Tauck creates its first gorilla-trekking tours

A mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park.
A mountain gorilla in Volcanoes National Park. Photo Credit: TW photo by Arnie Weissmann

Tauck is introducing two itineraries next year that will both culminate with an opportunity to view endangered mountain gorillas in their native Rwandan habitat.

It marks the first time that Tauck has offered gorilla-trekking itineraries as well as its first packages that include Rwanda.

Both itineraries are small group journeys, with a maximum of just 24 guests per departure. Each begins with a multiday safari experience in Tanzania's Serengeti and concludes with a three-night stay in Rwanda highlighted by the mountain gorilla trek.

The Mountain Gorilla Safari: Kenya, Tanzania & Rwanda itinerary (16 days, from $17,590 per person, plus international airfare) will operate in 2019 on May 29 and Dec. 14. A third departure, set for Aug. 14, is already sold out.

The 13-day itinerary, Mountain Gorilla Safari: Tanzania, Zanzibar & Rwanda, is priced from $15,790 per person plus international airfare and will have three departures in 2019, on July 29, Sept. 2 and Dec. 30. Included in the price of both itineraries are multiple on-tour flights, including a flight to Kigali, Rwanda, where guests will begin their mountain gorilla adventure with an overnight at the Kigali Serena Hotel.

The Kenya, Tanzania & Rwanda tour also includes a seven-night Kenyan safari and visits to wildlife sanctaries and a Maasai village. The Tanzania, Zanzibar & Rwanda tour includes a  a two-night safari in the Serengeti's Western Corridor with accommodations in a luxury tented camp, a spice-themed tour of Stone Town and a dhow cruise.

For more details, call Tauck at (800) 468-2825 or visit the company's website at www.tauck.com.

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