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Head out into the cloud forests of the Virunga Mountains with your expert tracker/guide. You’ll follow nesting sites and broken vegetation, searching for endangered mountain gorillas. Suddenly, you will hear rustling nearby. The lush greenery around you will yield to giant black shapes. Your quest is over… but the excitement has just begun.
After your thrilling one-hour visit with the gentle giants, return to your comfortable lodge in the foothills. The Sabyinyo Silverback Lodge is an excellent base for a wide variety of activities, including vibrant village visits, birding paradise, volcano investigation and local artisan market shopping, among others. Or maybe you’ll choose to return for a second visit with your new gorilla acquaintances.