GORILLA-SPOTTING IN AFRICA
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).
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