Like a phoenix rising from its turbulent past, Rwanda is a surprising and breathtakingly beautiful country. This 6-day journey explores the misty mountains of Volcanoes National Park, in search of the endangered mountain gorillas that call it home. Two mornings are spent trekking the gorillas in their natural habitat in the company of award-winning wildlife photographer Scott Portelli. Scott is there to assist you in taking the perfect images of these great apes; come rain or shine, he knows the best time, angles and camera settings to get great shots during your limited time with them.
Scott has spent thousands of hours in remote locations across the globe, filming and photographing wildlife both on land and at sea. A member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), he is regarded as a leading professional in his field, having reached the finals of the prestigious Wildlife Photographer of the Year Awards and submitted winning images to the Sony World Photography Awards, Asferico International Nature Photography Awards and Travel Photographer of the Year Awards, among many other accolades.
On this safari you can spend up to an hour with the gorillas each time, and with the option of a third trek, you'll have plenty of opportunities to capture some incredible images. The afternoons are not wasted, as you'll learn how to edit your images professionally with expert guidance from Scott.
What makes this trip extraordinary?
- Track mountain gorillas in their natural habitat.
- Receive expert photographic advice from wildlife photographer Scott Portelli.
- Trek through the forests of Volcanoes National Park.
- Visit the remains of Dian Fossey's research centre.
An incredible opportunity to come face to face with the endangered mountain gorillas of the virunga massif, and learn how to photograph them with guidance from the experts.