WHERE: Republic of the Congo
WHO RUNS IT: The Wilderness Collection
Threatened by poaching and the Ebola virus, the western lowland gorilla is also facing increasing habitat loss. The Wilderness Collection, a conservation-focused company, is pioneering gorilla-oriented tourism here, opening the first two lodges in the heart of the Congo Basin. At the simple bamboo Lango Camp, you take game drives on the savanna. At Ngaga Camp, in the heart of the rainforest, you’ll track gorillas. A portion of your fee goes toward the Wilderness Wildlife Trust, which supports anti-poaching programs. From $5,350, plus $650 for internal charter flights.