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Intrepid 2013 Africa & ME programme to include special departure for gorilla-naming

Intrepid Travel has launched its 2013 Africa & Middle East programme with two new comfort-standard itineraries in Jordan, and plans to run a special departure of its Gorilla, Chimps & Game Parks tour in June so that travellers can experience an annual Rwandan mountain gorilla-naming ceremony. 

The new Jordan Experience (eight days) combines exhilarating adventure by day with comfortable accommodation by night, as it explores the colourful capital of Amman, the intricate mosaics of Madaba, the mineral-rich waters of the Dead Sea, the ancient, rose-hued city of Petra – one of the Seven Wonders of the World – and embarks on a thrilling 4WD safari in Wadi Rum.

For those wishing to spend longer discovering the Middle East, Intrepid’s new Wonders of Egypt & Jordan (19 days) adds a healthy selection of iconic Egyptian sights, including the Pyramids of Giza, the Sphinx, the Valley of the Kings, the Catacombs of Kom ash-Shuqqafa and a three-night cruise on the River Nile.

Another highlight of Intrepid’s 2013 Africa programme is a special departure of its Gorilla, Chimps & Game Parks tour (16 days) which will take place in June to allow travellers to experience the Kwita Izina, an annual Rwandan naming ceremony for new-born mountain gorillas. A critically-endangered species, the survival of mountain gorillas depends on close monitoring and conservation. Just eight people are permitted to track each gorilla group per day and can spend only one hour viewing them.

Intrepid’s range of tours in Africa and the Middle East also includes the Serengeti Trail (eight days) which was recently named ‘Most Amazing Tour in Africa’.* With superlative wildlife viewing in both the Serengeti National Park and Tanzania’s spectacular Ngorongoro Crater, travellers also camp beneath the stars next to Lake Victoria and experience the charm and buzz of Nairobi.

There is a 20% early booking discount on most tours featured in Intrepid’s 2013 Africa & Middle East brochure, for bookings made by 12 December 2012 for travel by 31 October 2013.** The discount applies to bookings made direct or via travel agents, quoting the promotional code 9285.

Travellers who order a brochure can also win a place on Intrepid’s 14-day Road to Zanzibar tour by entering a competition on Intrepid’s website. Details are at:


* Based on travellers’ social media engagement with more than 8,500 tours from over 120 tour operators.

** Excluded tours are listed in the full terms and conditions of the promotion at

View Intrepid Travel’s 2013 Africa & Middle East brochure at: For more information, itineraries, prices or images please contact Nicola Frame, UK & Ireland PR Manager on or +44 (0)7725 261232

Thursday, November 1, 2012

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