Best of the Best 2018 - 68
Chimps rule the treetops and traditional blacksmiths forge a niche.
Follow the whoops of chimps into
Gombe Stream National Park,
where Jane Goodall conducted
her groundbreaking research.
Reached only by boat, Gombe
Stream is also home to baboons
and several types of monkeys.
The 13-day tour introduces yet
another primate, with exclusive
gorilla trekking in Rwanda's
Volcanoes National Park and the
Elephant's Best Friend
Meet some of the heroes on the
front lines in the fight against
poaching. At the Canines for
Conservation Program, dogs are
trained to sniff out ivory, rhino
horn and other wildlife products.
The dogs are already at work at
airports and border crossings
in Uganda, Kenya and beyond.
See them in action, learn how
the youngest dogs are trained
and chat with the head trainer to
learn more about stopping the
devastating ivory trade.
Clockwise from top:
Giraffe taking shade,
Park; baby baboon,
National Park; Maasai
in traditional clothing.
Track game with some of the
last traditional hunter-gatherers
in Tanzania, the Hadzabe of the
Lake Eyasi region. This immersive
day tour will also introduce you
to the Datoga tribe, pastoralists
with a lifestyle similar to the
Maasai's, and people from the
modern Blacksmith tribe, a
breakaway group whose
members have become experts
in metalwork - their handforged tools are invaluable to the
Your Virtuoso travel advisor
can arrange these exceptional
experiences and more.