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The forests of Rwanda and Uganda are home to en­dan­gered moun­tain go­ril­las. Ac­cess is tightly con­trolled with a limit of 10 or 11 per­mits for groups of up to eight peo­ple, is­sued per day. Th­ese per­mits can sell out months in ad­vance. The most pop­u­lar times to visit are in the drier sea­sons from mid-De­cem­ber to early Fe­bru­ary, and from June to Au­gust when less rain means go­ril­las gather by wa­ter sources mak­ing them eas­ier to spot.

From £6,099 for a nine-day Rwanda and Uganda Go­rilla Dis­cov­ery ad­ven­ture, full board, in­clud­ing moun­tain go­rilla, golden mon­key and chim­panzee trek per­mits, de­part­ing July 12 2019 (trail­find­ers.com). Cul­tural phe­nom­ena gen­er­ate sim­i­lar lev­els of in­ter­est and de­mand as nat­u­ral ones, and it’s al­ready start­ing to get late to book for some an­niver­saries next year. Prices are per per­son, based on two shar­ing, in­clud­ing break­fast, flights and trans­fers, un­less oth­er­wise stated. au­thor and pre­sen­ter of the BBC’s Strictly Come Danc­ing, Darcey Bus­sell, who is join­ing a Tele­graph Tours trip in St Peters­burg in May. As well as a bal­let, there is a Q&A ses­sion with

The Tele­graph’s dance critic, Mark Monahan. Itin­er­ary in­cludes river cruise to Moscow for an ex­clu­sive talk by Tele­graph Rus­sia cor­re­spon­dent, Alex Luhn.

From £5,190 for a 14-night The Cul­tural Her­itage of Rus­sia with From £349 for a five-day Arn­hem 75th An­niver­sary tour, de­part­ing Sept 16 2019 with a shorter four-day de­par­ture on Sept 20 2019. In­cludes coach travel and Chan­nel cross­ing (leger.co.uk).

SEN­SORY OVER­LOADJoin one of the world’s big­gest par­ties in Rio, above, or see Ja­pan’s cherry blos­som, main

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