Gorilla Trekking

It’s been called the most transcendent wildlife experience on the continent of Africa. Join us as we trek into dense forests to observe the gentle giants in their natural habitat. Beyond just an experience, your presence on the mountain actually plays a crucial role in conservation -- 100% of your Gorilla Trekking Fees go towards the expansion of Volcanoes National Park, one of the last safe harbors for the critically endangered Mountain Gorillas. Three cultural programs, a museum tour, and our luxury property round out this exceptional itinerary. Book as an independent journey or as an extension to your WALLSabout™ Luxury Safari.

Destinations

Kigali

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Rwanda’s capital and biggest city stretches across undulating lush hills surrounded by towering mountains, the largest of which is Mount Kigali, rising 1850 meters above sea level. Kigali is the country’s financial, commercial and cultural hub, served by an international airport and featuring a wide range of accommodation options, restaurants and points of interest, including the Kigali Genocide Centre, an atmospheric market and numerous craft shops. With its interesting architecture, busy streets, meandering boulevards, and green hillsides, Kigali is said to be one of the most attractive cities in Africa and is definitely worth a visit.

Days 1 - 2

Volcanoes National Park

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Bordering the Democratic Republic of Congo in Rwanda, the Volcanoes National Park is best known as a sanctuary for the region’s rare mountain gorillas. Visitors flock here to experience a face to face encounter with these intriguing creatures. The park is set high on the jungle-covered slopes of the volcanic Virunga Mountains. Highly regulated treks through the reserve allow visitors to spend an hour at a time with these incredible primates in their natural habitat. While the gorilla’s are without a doubt the main drawcard, visitors can also look forward to exploring a network of scenic hiking trails, visiting the tomb of the world-famous Dian Fossey and the Karisoke Research Centre, and enjoying a beautiful day hike to the crater lake on Mount Bisoke.

Days 3 - 5

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2023

February 16 - 20, 2023

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2023

July 13 - 17, 2023

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2024

February 15 - 19, 2024

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2024

July 18 - 22, 2024

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    Benjamin Walls

    Founder

    "The goal with WALLSabout is not a great vacation, the goal is a life changing experience."

    Benjamin Walls is an internationally recognized artist, founder of four successful startups, and an ardent conservationist. His dedication to connect people to the natural world has also led to the founding of WALLSabout Luxury Travel. “I believe there’s nothing more inspiring than our last great wild places — my mission is to reconnect people to those places in dynamic fashion. I do that with my artwork in my galleries, but WALLSabout™ is unique because it allows me to curate a three dimensional experience. The goal with WALLSabout is not a great vacation, the goal is a life changing experience."

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    Steve Arklay

    Program Director

    Steve “Fro” Arklay is the Program Director for WALLSabout™ Luxury Travel. Steve resides in Barwon Heads, Australia with his beautiful wife, daughter, and son. He met Benjamin years ago while working at Copper Mountain in Colorado and they’ve been lifelong friends since. Steve has spent the last five years traversing the plains of Africa with WALLSabout™, and is an expert in all things safari. His goal on every adventure is to make you feel completely at home halfway around the world.

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    Emma Harvey

    Concierge

    From packing lists to visas to vaccinations - not to mention additional excursions - Emma has all of the answers!

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    Sandy Herrera

    Concierge

    From packing lists to visas to vaccinations - not to mention additional excursions - Sandy has all of the answers!

    Benjamin’s hand-picked guides. They aren’t just good – they are the best.
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    Tori

    Guide

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    Moe

    Guide

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    Steve

    Guide

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    Nick

    Guide

    Additional Guides Include

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    Rothman

    Guide

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    Moses

    Guide

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    Manny

    Guide

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    Newton

    Guide

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    John

    Guide

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    Kevin

    Guide

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    Cassidy

    WALLS Consultant

    [email protected]
    828-552-4695‬

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    Sydney

    WALLS Consultant

    [email protected]
    828-357-7430‬

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    Brittany

    WALLS Consultant

    [email protected]
    ‪(828) 283-0124‬

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    Mallory

    WALLS Consultant

    [email protected]
    ‪(828) 552-4696‬

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    William

    WALLS Consultant

    [email protected]
    423-797-8881

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    Dominique

    WALLS Consultant

    [email protected]
    423-482-8549

    WALLSabout Journeys™ are carefully crafted luxury travel itineraries that are hosted by hand-picked local guides. Each trip is scouted and curated by our founder, Benjamin Walls to provide an ideal in-depth experience of various destinations and includes extraordinary accommodations, custom sightseeing tours, private transportation, most (if not all) meals, domestic airfare, and friendly personal service before and during the trip.

    “I utilize the tenacity I have developed as an artist to curate our WALLSabout™ itineraries. I omit countless ‘good’ experiences so I can offer an itinerary that is truly special. For me, it’s about not settling for less than exceptional.” —Benjamin Walls, Founder of WALLSabout™ Travel​

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    Bristol VA 24201

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