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Discovery Initiatives Announces Two New Tours to the Volcanoes of Galapagos and the Great Mountain Gorilla Gathering in Uganda

Cirencester, United Kingdom, September 20, 2007 --( Discovery Initiatives ( has announced the launch of two new tours to Galapagos and Uganda.

Discovery Initiatives’ new Galapagos Volcanology and Ecology tour
and-Ecology_island_tour) provides a unique opportunity to spend time on the largest and most volcanically active of the Galapagos Islands, Isabela, with an expert geological guide. The includes 7 nights on a 13 berth sailing yacht in the Galapagos and then 3 nights on Isabela. Activities include trekking on horseback, visiting the second largest caldera in the world with active volcanic sites and fumeroles, seeing wild tortoises and visiting the ex penal colony. This 14 day tour and cruise departs on the 27th April with prices from £4225 per person from UK.

Discovery Initiatives’ second new trip is The Great Gorilla Gathering in Uganda in October 2008 ( Discovery Initiatives has brought together a world class team of experts on Mountain Gorillas (Ian Redmond OBE), primates (Dr Julia Lloyd), wildlife photography (Heather Angel), conservation & tourism (Julian Matthews & Praveen Momon) and wildlife art (Jason Morgan) together with Ugandan host experts, and have booked two exclusive lodges for 5 nights in the richest rainforest habitat in Africa, Bwindi Impenetrable Forest Reserve.

Combining Gorilla treks, workshops, lectures and community visits, the Great Gathering aims to explore this stunning park and its rich biodiversity as well as concentrate on the future of primate conservation, with an approach that is both ‘hands on’ and interactive. Discovery Initiatives’ also aim to raise $10,000 for conservation efforts. The tour is limited to 24 people and departs on the 4th October 2008. The cost is from £4295 per person from the UK and includes and includes two gorilla treks each.

For further information about these or any other tours that Discovery Initiatives can organise, please contact Discovery Initiatives on 01285 643 333 or email

About Discovery Initiatives
Discovery Initiatives provides inspirational small group and tailor made journeys, which combine the highest standard of service, accommodation and expertise to the best wilderness regions in the world, in support of some of the world’s leading wildlife and conservation institutions and organisations.

Conservation, ethical and responsible travel is at the heart of everything the company does. Expeditionary journeys are often led by world renowned experts and the company has raised over £750,000 in support of conservation in the last 10 years.

For further information, please contact:

Justin Wateridge
Discovery Initiatives
Tel: 01285 643 333

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Discovery Initiatives
Justin Wateridge
01285 643333

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