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Gorilla Tracking Expedition with Crystal Cruises

Crystal Cruises are once again taking overland adventures to all new heights as they offer the chance to journey through the lush Ugandan Forest and come face to face with some of the world’s rarest animals.

With just 600 mountain gorillas left in the world, and only a handful of active guests permitted on the excursion, Crystal’s new “Bwindi Forest Gorilla Tracking Experience” is an ultimate bucket list trip. It is also the ideal opportunity to learn more about these highly endangered animals, their habitat and what you can do to help try and save them from extinction.

The five-night journey is ONLY available to guests sailing back-to-back on two of Crystal Serenity’s 2014 World Cruise segments:

Singapore to Cape Town departing March 10 2014 for 18-days

Itinerary: Singapore (overnight in port) | At Sea | Jakarta, Indonesia | At Sea x6 | Mauritius | At Sea x2 | Durban, South Africa | At Sea | Port Elizabeth | Cape Town, South Africa (overnight in port before disembarkation)

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Cape Town to London departing March 28 2014 for 21-days

Itinerary: Cape Town, South Africa (overnight in port) | At Sea | Walvis Bay, Namibia | At Sea x2 | Luanda, Angola | At Sea | Bom Bom Island, Principe | Cruising the Gulf of Guinea | Takoradi, Ghana | At Sea x2 | Dakar, Senegal | At Sea x2 | Agadir, Morocco | At Sea | Lisbon, Portugal | At Sea x2 | Southampton

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Over two days, participants will follow expert guides into the UNESCO World Heritage-classified Bwindi Impenetrable National Park, tracking the gorillas’ paths. Guests can then safely watch their playful interactions, observe their distinctly individual personalities, learn about their habits and history, and possibly see other residents like forest elephants, giant forest hogs, blue monkeys, or one of 350 bird species and 200 types of butterflies.

On non-tracking days, the group will also learn about Uganda’s wetland, savannah, and forest eco-systems at the Uganda Wildlife Education Centre and participate in a mock Batwa Pygmy (considered the “keepers of the forest” for more than 5,000 years) hunting party, including tribal singing and dancing. Luxury accommodations include two nights at The Lake Victoria Serena Resort, set on the world’s largest tropical lake, and three nights at the silver-service Sanctuary Gorilla Camp.

For more information on cruises with Crystal then please contact one of our cruise experts on 0800 008 6677