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Gondwana Featured in LA Times

Rwanda Gorilla Trek by Gondwana Ecotours is Featured in LA Times

Gondwana Ecotours has been featured by the LA Times for our Gorilla Trekking Trip in Rwanda. Writer Rosemary McClure mentions that a highlight of the trip is “All hikes are led by gorilla conservationists,” and this small group trip is kept to 12 guests. Guided by experts, this creates an intimate opportunity for travelers to see the critically endangered mountain gorillas and explore Rwanda’s natural beauty.

Mountain Gorilla Trekking Rwanda

Mountain Gorilla in Rwanda Chowing Down

Gorilla trekking allows tourists to see the beauty of this rare species while supporting their conservation. Joining a trek is a great way for adventurous travelers to get their feet wet, or in this case, muddy, and learn about mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.

The World Wildlife Fund estimates that there are less than 900 mountain gorillas alive today, due to the threat of hunters, civil unrest, and loss of habitat. Gondwana’s Gorilla Trekking trip visits the near extinct mountain gorillas and educates travelers about their preservation efforts. A permit is needed to visit the these animals in their natural habitat, which helps the local economy and supports the protection of the endangered mountain gorillas.

In addition to trekking through the jungle, this trip provides a glimpse of Rwanda’s beautiful natural resources. The LA Times recommends “explore massive Lake Kivu by boat,” and “soak in the Kivu Hot Springs.” This is one of the African Great Lakes, and its expanse is dotted with scenic islands. Relaxing by this beautiful lake is sure to be trip highlight, and will undoubtedly reward travelers with amazing photos.

At Lake Kivu

Looking out at Lake Kivu, Rwanda

Gondwana Ecotours is dedicated to supporting environmental and cultural causes, and makes donations to non-profit groups on this trip. On the Rwanda Gorilla Trek, we carbon offset all of our guests’ travel and contribute to Aspire Rwanda, a non-profit enabling women (who will teach guests about Rwandan cuisine in a cooking class!) with job skills and education. These causes embody the mission of Gondwana Ecotours by promoting an environmental and cultural benefit and creating an unforgettable experience.