Uganda Gorilla Trekking

A Custom-Designed Experience in Cameroon and Congo

Zegrahm Contributor|May 13, 2015|Blog Post

We recently developed a three-week custom itinerary of extraordinary proportions throughout Cameroon and Congo for an adventurous solo traveler. Beginning with 15 stops in northern and southern Cameroon, the first portion of the itinerary focused solely on the culture of the country, including the artwork, architecture, agricultural techniques, and the role of royalty, community, family, and colonialism in society. This traveler concluded her time in central-western Africa with gorilla trekking in northwestern Congo—an emerging destination for travelers seeking up-close encounters with western lowland gorillas in their natural habitat. Staying at both Ngaga and Lango Camps, she observed gorillas and other local wildlife during treks with local guides, game drives, and night walks.

Beyond the Destination

  • Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List
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    Top Tips for Your Safari Packing List

    October 22, 2015 | Blog Post

    Before any adventure in the African bush, you have to let go of some baggage. Weight limits on light-aircraft charters vary, but 33 pounds is probably the max. Packing light for safari is the key.

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    Remote Tanzania
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    Tanzania is for the Birds

    July 7, 2015 | Blog Post

    Although best known for incredible game viewing—particularly during the Great Migration, one of Nature’s grandest spectacles—Tanzania attracts its fair share of twitchers*, as well.

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    Lions, Tanzania
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    On Safari in Tanzania

    July 2, 2015 | Photo Gallery

    On safari in Tanzania.

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  • Gorilla Trekking in Rwanda
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    In Search of the Mountain Gorilla - Uganda & Rwanda

    June 15, 2015 | Blog Post

    Rumor has it there’s nothing on earth more thrilling than that moment when, after trekking all morning beneath a dense forest canopy of emerald green, you finally spy a family of mountain gorillas, or Gorilla gorilla beringei.

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    A Day in the Life of the Himba People
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    A Day in the Life of the Himba People

    June 12, 2015 | Blog Post

    As the world blazes forward into the bright, and sometimes blinding, light of progress and all that is modern, there are those who continue to dwell in the beautiful simplicity of the past. The Himba people, an ancient tribe of semi-nomadic herders, still hold on to their ancestors’ traditions, and have resisted modernizing despite the rapidly-changing world surrounding them.

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    Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Lemur Island
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    Madagascar - the Galapagos of the Indian Ocean

    June 9, 2015 | Blog Post

    The Galápagos Islands are known for their endemism—wildlife found no place else on earth has made these stunning islands their home for over hundreds of years. And, if you have already explored these gems of the Pacific, why not consider an equally enchanting destination—Madagascar, the Galápagos of the Indian Ocean.

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  • Cape Town, South Africa
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    Wild South Africa

    June 9, 2015 | Blog Post

    Why did I decide on the places we’ll be visiting? Well, in the late 1990s I worked on a book about South Africa’s biomes which really brought home the amazing biological diversity of this amazing country of ours.

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    What Exactly IS the Great Migration?
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    What Exactly IS the Great Migration?

    June 8, 2015 | Blog Post

    A study in superlatives, the Great Migration is Africa at its biggest and best. So what IS the Great Migration? Here, the What, Where, When, Why, and How of the greatest commute on earth.

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    Leopard
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    Getting Wild in the Okonjima Nature Reserve

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    Seeing a cheetah sprinting at full speed is a beautiful thing; and so is knowing that your actions helped make the scene possible.   

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  • Introducing South African Plants—The Cape Floral Kingdom
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    Introducing South African Plants—The Cape Floral Kingdom

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    While it’s true that most set their sights on the wilds of South Africa for a chance to sleep under the stars of the Kalahari or search for the Big Five in Timbavati Game Reserve—and who doesn’t want to have a close encounter with a giraffe or hippo?—there are sights and scenery equally as beautiful awaiting in the renowned Cape Floral Kingdom.

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    Hippos, Zambia
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    Nature's Miracle—Mana Pools National Park

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    As the Bible story goes, Israelites wandered the desert for 40 years, sustained only by manna, a food source that miraculously appeared. In that same vein, Mana Pools National Park provides life-supporting nourishment to hundreds of species that make their home in the Upper Karoo forests of northern Zimbabwe.

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    Zambia
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    Stanley and Livingstone - Victoria Falls, the 'Scramble for Africa,' and Those Four Famous Words

    June 1, 2015 | Blog Post

    It is one of the most famous and oft-repeated quotes in history: “Dr. Livingstone, I presume?”

    For Sir Henry Morton Stanley, the presumption was a reasonable one to make, given that he and David Livingstone were the only two Europeans to be found in Ujiji, a small village along the shores of Lake Tanganyika, on November 10, 1871.

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